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Clinical Education Modules (EDUC90801)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90801
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Clinical Education Modules is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore an area of interest in greater depth while remaining within the structure of the Graduate Diploma program.

Participants will be asked to choose two modules from a range of module topics offered each year. The topics offered will vary and are presented to participants at the start of the year based on currency, interest, and availability. Examples of module topics to be offered may include:

  • Comparative Clinical Education
  • Gender & Culture in Clinical Education
  • Promoting Professionalism
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Teaching Clinical Reasoning
  • Clinical Teaching with the Humanities
  • Course Design and Curriculum Development
  • other topics as appropriate.

Participants enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education will be provided with a description of each module and will be surveyed early in the year as to their preferences. Only those modules attracting sufficient preferences will be offered each year. The aim of the modules is to allow participants to expand knowledge within a specialised area of interest, while maintaining broad application to the unique requirements of teachers working in health professional contexts.

Within each module participants will additionally learn how to:

  • Integrate a range of different elements of the learning and teaching environment into their own teaching context
  • Discuss and reflect on: different teaching systems, forms of knowledge and reasoning, ideas and understanding relevant to the clinical teaching environment
  • Recognise the influence of factors including culture, language and gender, that influence educational goals and relationships between health practitioners, students and patients
  • Use their knowledge of culture, language, academic disciplines, gender and comparative education to create a safe and inclusive teaching environment.
  • Translate various elements of the teaching environment to specific education strategies to assist clinical learners in the development of their professional skills and identity
  • Be able to make informed decisions about their approaches to teaching, subject design and assessment in a variety of contexts and with a diversity of students

Intended learning outcomes

The following Learning Outcomes apply across the suite of modules irrespective of which modules are undertaken:

  • Develop a critical understanding of the theoretical concepts and latest discussions in this subject
  • Articulate and reflect on how this subject is relevant to their specific discipline or learning environments
  • Identify and develop strategies and/or approaches for enhancing clinical learning
  • Analyse learning and teaching pedagogies and practices
  • Critically analyse and design learning experiences and evaluate how best these experiences can be implemented and evaluated
  • Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills and make independent judgements about effective teaching and associated evaluation strategies in a range of specialised and professional contexts.

Generic skills

After completing this subject, participants should be able to:

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

Last updated: 6 August 2019