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MEDF5002: Teaching in the Clinical Environment

Almost all healthcare professionals are involved in education and training throughout their careers. This unit of study provides a practical introduction to the theory and practice of teaching and learning in the health environment. The unit will cover three main areas: planning for and facilitating learning in the clinical environment; assessing performance and providing constructive feedback; and fostering the development of students as professionals. Each of these areas will be underpinned by best evidence from clinical education research and will address current challenges and opportunities in the learning environment from the perspective of both educators and learners. Participants in the course will gain a framework they can use to support their teaching, and will develop a portfolio of evidence to support their professional development as clinician educators.

Code MEDF5002
Academic unit General Practice
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate knowledge of adult learning theories relevant to the clinical education context
  • LO2. identify your own professional learning needs as a developing clinical educator, and implement a personal learning plan to fulfill these
  • LO3. demonstrate knowledge of practical clinical education strategies, including assessment and feedback, and apply these in the clinical teaching context
  • LO4. demonstrate non-clinical competencies of leadership, communication, teamwork and collaboration, scholarship and teaching, and the essentials of ethics and health law as they apply to the role of clinical educator
  • LO5. demonstrate an ability to retrieve, critically evaluate, and apply evidence in the performance of health education related activities
  • LO6. develop, plan and conduct a substantial research or professionally-focused project, submitted in the form of a portfolio of evidence.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.