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HS5405 - Introduction to Health Professional Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Available to students enrolled in the Postgraduate Certificate of Clinical Education, Graduate Diploma of Health Professional Education and Master of Health Professional Education or by permission of the Subject Coordinator or Head of School.

This subject will focus on educational theory such as educational psychology, adult learning principles, factors which influence learning and the setting up of a learning environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe factors which can influence learning;
  • discuss the various types of education theories;
  • outline the principles of adult learning;
  • describe different methods which can be used in setting up an effective learning environment.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: essays (40%); teaching plan (60%).

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: essays (40%); teaching plan (60%).

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.