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Clinical Education in Practice (EDUC90743)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90743
Campus
Parkville
Availability
February
Semester 2
September
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject brings together the two major threads from the first semester’s subjects and presents participants with opportunities to apply the principles in their own clinical workplaces. More difficult teaching situations and the strategies to resolve them will be explored. The emphasis is practical, with participants using the theories and concepts explored in the previous semester during their usual clinical teaching and supervision activities, then reflecting on the effectiveness of their work after receiving feedback from peers and students. A collaborative workshop at the beginning of the semester and another at the completion support this practical experience. An intensive option will appeal to clinicians requiring greater flexibility.

Teaching days are generally held at the Parkville campus once per month and are shared with the corequisite subject (‘Assessing Clinical Learners’). Apart from the workshops to prepare for and debrief from the peer review exercise (2 hours each), participants will engage in simulated teaching encounters (2 hours), small group sessions with tutors (4 hours), seminars (2 hours) and lecture-style presentations (4 hours).

Intended learning outcomes

By completing this subject, participants should:

  • understand how to plan and prepare for clinical teaching to enhance student learning;
  • be aware of their strengths and weaknesses as a clinical teacher and/or supervisor;
  • know how to employ procedures and strategies that enhance effectiveness in various clinical teaching contexts;
  • appreciate the importance of gaining feedback, support and assistance from colleagues;
  • demonstrate skills in presenting, explaining, demonstrating, guiding and supporting the learning of clinical students.

Generic skills

After completing this subject, participants should be able to:

  • apply theories and principles to specific clinical education contexts;
  • access and use relevant research literature;
  • identify best practice in clinical education;
  • demonstrate understanding of the subject in concise oral and written formats.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in GC-CLINTCH, GD-CLINED or MC-CLINED. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Recommended background knowledge

It is recommended that participants have some experience of teaching in healthcare settings and have spent at least three years in clinical practice.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Additional details

  • Reciprocal peer review of observed clinical teaching - 1,500 words equivalent - low weighting due to peer assessment, due mid semester, (10%)
  • 2,000 word teaching portfolio including teaching session plans and notes from the peer review sessions, due end semester, (40%)
  • 1,500 word written assignment in the form of an issues or discussion paper on a topic relevant to the participant’s particular clinical education context, due end semester, (50%)

Dates & times

  • February
    CoordinatorsCharlotte Indermaur Denniston and Justin Bilszta
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursFour days of 8.5 hours each. Intensive delivery mode
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period11 February 2019 to 14 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date11 February 2019
    Census date22 February 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 March 2019
    Assessment period ends 8 April 2019

    February contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education

    Further Information: https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/graduate-certificate-in-clinical-teaching/

    Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

  • Semester 2
    CoordinatorBrett Vaughan
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursFour days of 8.5 hours each. Standard delivery mode
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period24 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 2 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education

    Further Information: https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/graduate-certificate-in-clinical-teaching/

    Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

  • September
    CoordinatorBrett Vaughan
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursFour days of 8.5 hours each. Intensive delivery mode
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period16 September 2019 to 19 September 2019
    Last self-enrol date16 September 2019
    Census date25 September 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail18 October 2019
    Assessment period ends30 October 2019

    September contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education

    Further Information: https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/graduate-certificate-in-clinical-teaching/

    Email: continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149 Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

Time commitment details

170 hours per 12.5 credit point subject

Additional delivery details

Participants may select either a standard or an intensive mode of study (contact hours are the same for both modes):

Standard mode: teaching of semester subjects is spread across the semester.

Intensive mode: teaching of semester subjects is offered in one intensive week.

February - Intensive delivery mode

September - Intensive delivery mode

Semester 2 - Standard delivery mode

Further information

Last updated: 12 June 2019