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NS5345 - Contemporary Healthcare Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

The subject will explore contemporary issues relevant to health professional education. A number of socio-economic, political, technological and economic factors impact the contemporary healthcare environment and these can raise challenges in healthcare education. Students will be encouraged to reflect on the concept of healthcare education and their role as an educator in the healthcare setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate advancements in technology and their influence on healthcare education;
  • Analyse contemporary teaching, learning and assessment challenges for education in healthcare contexts;
  • Critically reflect on healthcare education in your workplace and recommend contemporary education strategies that meet identified learner needs;
  • Evaluate the education needs and practices of contemporary healthcare organisations, including online learning and professional development.


JCU Online, External, Study Period 83
Census Date 16-May-2019
Coordinator: Ms Janene Antney
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Ms Marie Bodak, Dr Susan Edwards, Ms Penny Harris.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU
Assessment: assignments (10%); briefing paper (40%); oral presentation (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.