Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:February, Hawthorn - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Hawthorn - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|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
Study Period Commencement:
Not offered in 2013
Not offered in 2013
|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 education theory and its application in medical and surgical training. Participants will gain a broad appreciation of the ‘educational landscape’ with an opportunity to pursue one theory in detail. Both teacher and learner perspectives will be explored and participants will critically reflect on their experiences from both perspectives. The subject is intentionally theoretical as it provides essential grounding for all subsequent subjects in which there will be opportunities to apply theory to practice.
The overall aims of this subject are:
After completing the subject participants will be able to:
Egs. Contextualised or situated learning; Experiential learning; Expertise; Zone of proximal development; Scaffolding; Affective elements of learning; Reflective practice; Automaticity; Andragogy, etc
Egs. Honey and Mumford, Multiple intelligences, VARK etc
• Online activity – (mid semester) Hurdle assessment. Students review two teaching scenarios (audiovisual) and discuss relevant educational theory.
• Oral presentation - 15 minutes (mid semester) 30%. The aim of this assessment is for students to present and apply an educational theory to surgical education.
• Reflective writing (Hurdle assessment) 1500 words (mid semester), Students are expected to reflect on an educational theory reported in the oral presentation tutorials. They must choose a theory other than the one they present (above) or adopt in the essay (below) and are to reflect on their own practices in relation to the theory.
• Essay - 3500 word (end semester) 70% (The aim of this assessment is for students to explore in some depth a key issue in contemporary surgical education (choice of three essay topics), to use resources for supporting their arguments and to practise writing skills in a scholarly activity).
Illeris, K (Ed.) 2009, Contemporary Theories of Learning. Routledge: Oxon
Reading materials online
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.mccp.unimelb.edu.au/surgical-ed|
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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