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NS5345 - Contemporary Healthcare Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will explore a range of contemporary concepts and methods relevant to healthcare education. Students will be encouraged to reflect on the concept of healthcare education for both healthcare professionals and consumers and consider their role as an educator in contemporary healthcare settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate advancements in technology and their influence on healthcare education;
  • Analyse contemporary teaching and learning challenges for education in healthcare contexts;
  • Critically reflect on healthcare education needs of consumers and recommend contemporary education strategies that meet identified learner needs;
  • Evaluate the learning and professional development needs of healthcare professionals working in contemporary contexts.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (10%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.



JCU Online, Study Period 83, External
Census Date 13-May-2021
Coordinator: Ms Marie Bodak
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Helena Harrison, Dr Clare Fenwick, Mrs Anita Dunn, Dr Nasreena Waheed.
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

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.