Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:February, Hawthorn - Taught on campus.
The program is delivered part-time, with students expected to enrol in 2 subjects each semester. However, it is possible to undertake just one subject per semester. All subjects (with the exception of the Minor Thesis) will be taught using multiple delivery modes. This will include one full day (8 hours) workshop plus self-paced learning activities (e.g. webinars, moderated interactive discussions, and tutorials) spread over 13-week semesters. The self-paced learning activities will be accessed through an online learning management system. Students should expect to commit approximately 8 - 10 hours per week to each subject. This includes formal learning activities, reading and private study.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 8 hours (intensive delivery) |
Total Time Commitment:
170 hours per 12.5 credit point subject.
To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in GC-SURGED, GD-SURGED or MC-SURGED. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives 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 course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:
CoordinatorProf Debra Nestel
School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Award Programs Team
Program Coordinator - Gemma Hughes
Phone - +61 3 9810 3253
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.
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• Understanding of the basic concepts in education
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/courses|
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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