Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 8 hours (intensive delivery) |
Total Time Commitment:
Students should expect to undertake a minimum of 120 hours research, reading, writing and general study to complete this subject successfully.
|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.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
University of Melbourne Commercial
The University of Melbourne
Level 3, 442 Auburn Road
Hawthorn, Vic 3122 Australia
This subject introduces participants to the discipline of surgical education and the context in which it is situated including regulatory frameworks. Challenges facing the discipline will be explored. Several topics are introduced with the opportunity to pursue further study in subsequent subjects.
Participants have an opportunity to gain an understanding of the structure of the course, consider study skills and resources to support learning and use a range of educational methods to explore the contemporary context of surgical education.
Participants complete a range of exercises (readings, small group discussions – online and in person; web-based writing; journal review; presentations and two essays).
Overall aims of the subject are:
After completing the subject participants will be able to:
• Online activities (Hurdle) The aim of this assessment is to provide students with an opportunity to use the LMS and to reflect on their own and share educational philosophies with other students.
Reading resources will be online.
Three texts will be recommended all of which are just released or in press:
Swanwick T. (Ed.) Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice, 2010, Wiley: Chichester
Dornan T, Mann K, Scherpbier A. Spencer J. (Eds.) Medical Education: Theory and Practice. Release December 2010, Elsevier
Kneebone R & Fry H. (Eds.) Surgical education in theoretical perspective: enhancing learning, teaching, practice and research. Release January 2011.
Cooke M, Irby D, O’Brien B. (2010) Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency. Jossey-Bass: Stanford
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
• Understanding of the basic concepts in education
|Links to further information:||http://www.mccp.unimelb.edu.au/surgical-ed|
Participants will require access to the internet with a minimum connection speed of 256Kbps to access course materials and to participate in on-line discussions and presentations forums. Faster connection speeds are preferred. Participants will also need to verify that their internet connection is configured to allow them to view streamed audio and video files. Test files will be made available for students to test their connections.
Participants are expected to have a headset and microphone connected to their computer for participation in on-line activities.
Participants will be expected to have access to the following Microsoft Office products to fully participate:
All online applications will be web-based and no special software is required.
Graduate Certificate in Surgical Education |
Graduate Diploma in Surgical Education
Master of Surgical Education
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