Clinicians as Educators

Subject PHTY90071 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 28 hours taught over 4 designated days scheduled throughout the semester
Total Time Commitment: 80 hours of self directed learning
Prerequisites: Nil
Corequisites: Nil
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Level 1, 200 Berkeley St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 13 MELB
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Subject Overview: The subject introduces clinicians to theories of learning especially related to experimental learning in the clinical environment. It will include topics related to adult learning, student centred learning, strategies for promoting lifelong learners in the professional environment: the clinician educator.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore the research on theories of learning
  • Consider the role of the clinician as an educator
  • Develop learning and teaching strategies for use in the clinical context

Written plan of a teaching session no more than 1,000 words, due mid semester (15%)

Written assignment of 3,500 words, due end of semester (65%)

Class presentation, due end of semester (20%)

Prescribed Texts: TBA
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Improve their ability to use evidence in their teaching
  • Demonstrate a willingness to explore new ideas and value the creation of new knowledge
  • Continue to develop a capacity for self-directed learning and the motivation for life-long independent learning

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