About this course
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Intended learning outcomes
Graduates who gain the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education should have:
- advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in clinical education;
- advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:
- analyse critically, evaluate and transform information to complete a range of clinical education activities,
- analyse, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems in clinical education,
- transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others involved with clinical education.
Graduates should be able to apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement of knowledge adaptability and responsibility as a clinical practitioner, educator and learner.
On successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:
• understand the principles of curriculum development and delivery.
• critically analyse the most salient research that underpins adult education and the key debates in this field;
• develop and implement approaches to dealing with current and emergent challenges in clinical education;
• design comprehensive evaluation strategies for educational programs;
• understand the academic basis of clinical education.
Graduates who gain the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education will be:
• demonstrate an analytical and reflective approach to their clinical teaching and supervision activities and a recognition of their professional responsibilities in this area;
• underpin their clinical teaching with the best available research evidence;
• contribute to the scholarly development of the field of clinical teaching.
Knowledgeable across disciplines:
• Contribute to the learning of students at all levels of the educational continuum;
• be aware of the unique and common challenges and approaches involved in developing learners of different health disciplines;
• be aware of their strengths and weaknesses as a clinical teacher and/or supervisor and be prepared to collaborate accordingly;
• collaborate with practitioners from other health disciplines to achieve best outcomes for their learners.
Leaders in communities:
• Initiate and implement constructive change in the approach to clinical teaching within their healthcare environment;
• mentor future generations of clinical learners;
• appreciate the importance of exchanging feedback, support and assistance with colleagues;
• be well-informed of the health workforce training needs of the local communities within which they practise.
Attuned to cultural diversity:
• Develop a student-centred approach to clinical teaching and learning;
• respect knowledge, cultures and values of Indigenous students and patients involved in teaching;
• maintain and encourage a sensitive and respectful approach to involving people from different cultures in clinical education;
• be aware of the specific cultural characteristics of the communities within which they practise.
Active global citizens:
• Accept social and civic responsibilities to help develop an appropriate, accessible and sustainable health workforce;
• advocate for environmental sustainability;
• seek opportunities to contribute to the improvement of health workforce in developing countries.
Last updated: 21 May 2020