Research in Clinical Education

Subject EDUC90802 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 8 hours (intensive delivery)
Total Time Commitment:

85 hours


To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
September, Semester 2
September, Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

It is recommended that participants have experience of and be actively engaged in the delivery of clinical education in a healthcare setting.

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:


Erin Turner
E.X.C.I.T.E. Program Administrator
Phone 03 8344 2591

Subject Overview:

Using the best available evidence to ensure that educational programs for healthcare professionals are reliable, appropriate and effective is crucial to providing a quality learning experience. This subject assists participants to critically analyse the research underpinning their clinical teaching and examines research approaches best suited to undertaking clinical education research.

Learning Outcomes:

By completing this subject, participants should be able to:

  • understand key principles and concepts in the design of clinical education research
  • identify key sources of research evidence that underpin clinical education
  • critically analyse the design and methodology of published research on clinical education
  • outline the elements of clinical education research that make it reliable and valid
  • 15 minute group oral presentation (60%)
  • Written task analysing research papers on clinical education relevant to the participant's clinical practice (1000 words) (40%)
Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

After completing this subject, participants should be able to:

  • apply theories and principles to the analysis of clinical education research;
  • access and use relevant research literature;
  • identify and implement best practice in clinical education research;
  • demonstrate understanding of the subject in concise oral and written formats
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education

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