Almost all healthcare professionals are involved in education and training throughout their careers. This unit of study provides a practical introduction to the theory and practice of teaching and learning in the health environment. The unit will cover 3 main areas: planning for and facilitating learning in the clinical environment; assessing performance and providing constructive feedback; and fostering the development of students as professionals. Each of these areas will be underpinned by best evidence from clinical education research and will address current challenges and opportunities in the learning environment. This will include the role of new technologies from the perspective of both educators and learners. Participants in the course will gain a framework they can use to support their teaching, and will develop a portfolio of evidence to support their professional development as clinician educators.
1 day face to face workshop 9am - 3pm (not compulsory) and online learning. Students who do not attend the workshop will be required to complete an alternative ungraded learning activity.
Personal learning plan (20%); online presentation (20%); portfolio of evidence of learning (50%); participation in online discussion forums (10%)