The course aims to provide health professionals with an understanding of foundational principles of symbiotic clinical education. Learning outcomes Students who complete the program of study can expect to be able to: * demonstrate skills and knowledge in the theory, policy and practice of clinical education within health services; * demonstrate an understanding of the symbiotic nature of clinical education for the health professions, universities and health services.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education
The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education is an 18-unit program offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences on a fee-paying basis.
The graduate certificate will provide health professionals with advanced knowledge and skills to deliver clinical education in health service settings. This is an emergent specialty field of education characterised by a symbiotic relationship between the learner, an experienced clinical educator and the health service.
PROGRAM OF STUDY [November, 2008]
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Symbiotic Clinical Education 1
Symbiotic Clinical Education 2
Students choose their elective from one of the following options:
Advanced Clinical Studies/Annotated Portfolio
Leading Change in Health Systems
Advanced Curriculum Design/Assessment
Teaching Clinical Skills in Practice and in Simulated Settings
Teaching Ethical Analysis
ICT Skills and Techniques for Educators and ICT Coordinators
Designing Questionnaires and Surveys
Qualitative Research Methods
Research Methods for Social Epidemiology
Evaluation in Public Health
Any other 6-unit postgraduate topic selected with the approval of the course coordinator.
Students may also view samples from these topics at the Rural Clinical School web site.