EDUCATION AND WORKSHOPS FOR EXTERNAL SUPERVISORS

The Faculty of Health Sciences provides external supervisors with educational opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in the organising, structuring and carrying out of clinical and work placements of students. The Work Integrated Learning Team contributes to this by providing workshops for Clinical Educators of Faculty of Health Sciences students.

Interdisciplinary Allied Health Clinical Educator Workshops

We run a variety of interprofessional workshops during the year. Further information about each can be found below.

Introduction to Clinical Education

Delivering innovative models of clinical education

Principles of assessment

Working with students in challenging situations





Introductory Workshops

Introductory workshops are suitable for clinical educators who have:

  • not previously supervised a student on placement
  • only supervised a couple of students
  • not attended a supervisor workshop previously
  • not supervised students for some time
Introduction to Clinical Education

This workshop will include interdisciplinary and individual discipline group sessions.

Key topics covered:

  • Managing placements and setting up for success
  • Roles of the supervisor/educator
  • Learning in the workplace and facilitating students’ learning
  • Giving feedback
  • Overview of expectations and assessment of learning outcomes (discipline-specific)


This workshop will take place on the following dates in 2017:

16 February - Registration for this workshop is now closed.


24 July -The registration link will be available in June

25 September - The registration link will be available in August

Intermediate Workshops

Intermediate workshops are offered to all supervisors.

Workshops may cover:

  • Issues of supervision
  • Changes or new developments in academic program content
  • Other topics of high demand
Delivering innovative models of clinical education

This workshop will explore a range of models of clinical education to enhance the student learning experience; better prepare our graduates for the workplace; and improve efficiency for clinical educators.

Invitation will be sent to those who register their interest in this workshop.

Principles of assessment

This workshop is suited for clinical educators who have supervised students and wish to understand more about and improve their skills in student assessment on placement.

Key topics covered:

  • Principles and challenges unique to assessment of students on clinical placement
  • Assessment dilemmas
  • Overcoming assessment dilemmas through well designed assessment tools and procedures and by effectively using these assessment tools and procedures
  • Giving feedback

This workshop will take place on 28 March 2017:

Occupational Therapy Assessment Workshop - Registration for this workshop is now closed.

Physiotherapy Assessment Workshop - Registration for this workshop is now closed.

This workshop will take place on 27 April 2017:

Diagnostic Radiography Assessment Workshop - Registration link will be available in March 2017

Working with students in challenging situations

This workshop will explore the management of challenging situations in the context of student clinical placements. It will be in an interactive format, and will assist clinical educators to further develop their supervision skills.

Key topics covered:

  • The nature of professionalism
  • Students with communication difficulties
  • Students’ theoretical knowledge
  • Students from Cultural and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds
  • Students with mental health issues
  • Making difficult assessment decisions


This workshop will take place on the following dates in 2017:

20 July - Registration link will be available in June

27 November - Registration link will be available in October