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MD8003 - Clinical Supervision for Rural Medical Practitioners

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

Primarily designed for rural medical practitioners, but relevant to any experienced rural health practitioner. Ideally, enrolling students should have a learner in their practice during part of the course.

This subject assists rural health practitioners who provide clinical supervision for undergraduate or postgraduate learners (students) to develop an understanding of the educational issues in clinical supervision and to improve their supervision skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to assess progress towards agreed learning objectives;
  • application of a model of clinical supervision within the practice;
  • knowledge about differing learning styles;
  • skill in facilitating a small group;
  • skill in provision of appropriate feedback to learners;
  • understanding of how to recognise the needs of individual learners working with student;
  • understanding of students personal learning needs and wants;
  • understanding of the principles of adult learning.

Availabilities

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Young
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours practicals
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: by an analysis of learning activities of a learner in the practice, preferably during the course; presentation of a learning assessment task during the residential block (direct observation of the learner, videotape review, random chart audit, tutorials on particular topics, learning strategy audit, negotiating learning goals and measuring progress); a review of the student?s learning portfolio at the end of the term (this will document the supervision experience before and after the residential.

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Louise Young
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 20 hours practicals
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: by an analysis of learning activities of a learner in the practice, preferably during the course; presentation of a learning assessment task during the residential block (direct observation of the learner, videotape review, random chart audit, tutorials on particular topics, learning strategy audit, negotiating learning goals and measuring progress); a review of the student?s learning portfolio at the end of the term (this will document the supervision experience before and after the residential.

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.