Semester 1 subjects are split into two days of intensive teaching. Semester 2 subjects are completed over a week long intensive program.
Select either full load delivery, completing two subjects per semester, or half load, completing one subject per semester over two years.
Year 1 subjects are completed as per the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching is required for entry to Year 2 of the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education.
|Semester 1, Year 1|
|Effective Clinical TeachingCompulsory||12.5|
Effective Clinical Teaching
This subject lays a firm foundation for further studies in the education of health professionals. The basics of teaching and learning theory are presented with clear linkages to the clinical workplace to ensure immediate relevance and applicability. An engaging mix of day-long seminars, workshops, on-line learning and practical activities in the workplace meets the needs of clinicians who teach learners at any level, while an intensive option might appeal to those with limited availability. In recognition of the occupational demands on busy clinicians, contact days will typically occur once per month at the Parkville campus during the semester with 4 hours devoted to this subject on each ...
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|Effective Clinical SupervisionCompulsory||12.5|
Effective Clinical Supervision
Taught in tandem with Effective Clinical Teaching, this subject provides participants with a foundation in the principles and practices of vocational supervision that are unique to the health professions. Effective Clinical Supervision takes the theories and principles studied in the co-requisite subject and applies them to clinically-qualified learners who are further developing their career as a health professional. A diverse range of learning activities will dovetail with those provided in Effective Clinical Teaching to emphasise the similarities and differences between education and training. An intensive option will appeal to clinicians requiring greater flexibility.Contact days will...
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|Semester 2, Year 1|
|Assessing Clinical LearnersCompulsory||12.5|
Assessing Clinical Learners
One of the key roles of the clinical teacher is to reliably assess their learners’ knowledge, skills and performance to decide whether they have achieved competence in the area of instruction. This is not just important for appropriate academic achievement and progression, but to ensure that learners are being appropriately certified as safe and competent health professionals. This subject introduces participants to the current and emerging theories underpinning valid and reliable assessment of clinical learners and provides opportunities to develop and implement clinical assessment items, as well as practical experience in assessment.In recognition of clinicians’ work patterns, there wil...
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|Clinical Education in PracticeCompulsory||12.5|
Clinical Education in Practice
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 ...
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|Semester 1, Year 2|
|Pedagogy into PracticeCompulsory||12.5|
Pedagogy into Practice
Pedagogy into Practice is designed to deepen the basic educational theories encountered in the first year of study and to enhance participants’ ability to develop and implement curriculum content. It provides and develops a general conceptual framework for understanding learning and teaching specific to clinical contexts. It examines how learning can be enhanced from a range of theoretical and evidence-based perspectives. Participants will analyse student characteristics to identify learning and teaching strategies that build on individual students’ prior experiences and learning. Participants will investigate the strategic role of the teacher in effective student learning, planning for l...
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|Clinical Assessment & Course EvaluationCompulsory||12.5|
Clinical Assessment & Course Evaluation
‘Clinical Assessment and Course Evaluation’ considers the similarities and differences involved in judging the performance of clinical learners while also evaluating the education they receive. Whereas the foundation subject (“Assessing Clinical Learners”) focussed on the basics of the main assessment formats used by clinical teachers, this subject goes into greater depth on designing and implementing highly-performing assessment regimens. It also explores key issues in measuring the quality of health professional education programs and their associated assessments.
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|Semester 2, Year 2|
Clinical simulation involves a range of immersive techniques that replace or amplify real clinical experiences with interactive, guided ones to achieve enhanced educational outcomes with safety for both patient and learner. This subject examines the educational underpinnings of effective clinical simulation. It includes an optional evening site visit to a clinical simulation facility.
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|Research in Clinical EducationCompulsory||12.5|
Research in Clinical Education
Using the best available evidence to ensure that educational programs for healthcare professionals are reliable, appropriate and effective is crucial to providing a quality learning experience. This subject assists participants to critically analyse the research underpinning their clinical teaching and examines research approaches best suited to undertaking clinical education research.
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|Clinical Education ModulesCompulsory||12.5|
Clinical Education Modules
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 EducationGender & Culture in Clinical EducationPromoting ProfessionalismInterprofessional EducationTeaching Clinical ReasoningClinical Teaching with the HumanitiesCourse Design and Curricul...
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