About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Further study
ContactMelbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education Further Information: https://study.unimelb.edu.au/find/courses/graduate/graduate-certificate-in-clinical-teaching Email: email@example.com 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.
Intended learning outcomes
It is the first in a pathway of award courses being developed by FMDHS (along with the Grad Dip Clin Ed and M Clin Ed). It is primarily intended as a high quality professional development opportunity for those clinicians who teach clinical learners (at all levels) in healthcare settings.
Graduates who gain the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching should 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.
On successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- understand the principles of effective clinical teaching, learning and assessment;
- critically analyse the most salient research that underpins clinical teaching and supervision and the key debates in this field;
- prepare and deliver effective, efficient and appropriate clinical teaching in a variety of settings;
- understand the academic basis of effective clinical teaching.
The Melbourne Experience enables our graduates to become:
- Academically excellent:
- have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship
- have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s)
- reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication
- be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
- be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies
- Knowledgeable across disciplines:
- examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
- expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
- have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
- have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment
- Leaders in communities:
- initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces
- have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations
- mentor future generations of learners
- engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs
- Attuned to cultural diversity:
- value different cultures
- be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work
- have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community
- respect indigenous knowledge, cultures and values
- Active global citizens:
- accept social and civic responsibilities
- be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment
have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics
Last updated: 15 June 2021