Supervising clinical learners is an important part of the work of most health professionals. The need to provide an appropriate learning experience must be balanced with ensuring patient quality and safety is maintained. One of the biggest challenges is doing it efficiently as well as effectively, so that the competing demands of clinicians can be managed.
The Clinical Supervision course aims to provide the background, understanding and skills for clinicians to create a learning environment within which their learners thrive. Drawing upon the Melbourne Medical School’s popular award courses in clinical education, the focus is on what’s most effective in the healthcare workplace.
Clinical Supervision Online is designed for all clinicians who teach and/or supervise learners at any level.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of successful clinical supervision;
- Identify resources and techniques available to support clinical supervisors in their workplace and know how to use them most effectively;
- Describe a trainee-centred approach to clinical supervision and training that maximises patient safety;
- Demonstrate an approach to the provision of feedback to clinical learners that results in performance improvement.