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HS5406 - Clinical Teaching in the Health Professions

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 specific strategies related to clinical teaching for health professionals. The topics include the components of the clinical learning cycle, how learning is facilitated through clinical practice and how reflective practice can be incorporated in clinical learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the components of the clinical learning cycle and how learning takes place at each point in the cycle;
  • describe the impact of reflective practice on the clinical experience of students;
  • describe the role of the clinical teacher throughout the clinical learning cycle;
  • discuss evaluation and feedback related to clinical teaching and learning;
  • discuss what influences the components of the clinical learning cycle;
  • outline specific strategies that can be utilised by the clinical teacher to facilitate learning.

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 reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments.

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments.

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