Research in Clinical Education

Subject EDUC90802 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 15-Aug-2016 to 19-Aug-2016
Assessment Period End 21-Oct-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 16-Aug-2016
Census Date 02-Sep-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 30-Sep-2016

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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 (GD-CLINED) or the Master of Clinical Education (MC-CLINED). This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
October, Semester 2
October, 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 requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 course are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Student Equity and Disability Support Team:


Administrative Contact

Erin Turner
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
  • 10 minute group (3-4 participants) oral presentation (500 words equivalent per participant), due mid-semester (20%)
  • Preparation of a mock research grant using a structured ‘application form’. Participants will need to describe their research idea and the methodological approaches (including simple budget and ethics approval requirements) for how to best answer their research question (2000 words), due end of semester (80%)
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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
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education
Master of Clinical Education

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