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  • Objectives
    The course aims to provide health professionals with an understanding of foundational principles of symbiotic clinical education, the ability to demonstrate advanced and applied knowledge and skills in clinical education. Students will also be able to contribute to this specialist body of knowledge by undertaking a significant piece of educational research.Learning outcomesStudents 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; * understand the potential of clinical education as a powerful mechanism for change in health systems. * demonstrate ability to supervise health professionals learning in clinical practice; * develop and implement analytical and practical skills in educational methodologies; * critically analyse educational programs offered to health professionals; * expand upon advanced knowledge and skills through educational research.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution, or the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education, or equivalent. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Clinical Education
  • Course description
    The Master of Clinical Education is a 72-unit program offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences on a fee-paying basis.

    The Masters 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.

    The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education and Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education may be used as exit points for students who may have initially enrolled in the Masters and find that they cannot complete the entire course for whatever reason.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Master of Clinical Education, a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

    HLED9001
        

    Symbiotic Clinical Education 1
        

    6

    HLED9002
        

    Symbiotic Clinical Education 2
        

    6

    HLED9004
        

    Leading Change in Health Systems
        

    6

    HLED9005
        

    Advanced Curriculum Design/Assessment
        

    6

    HLED9014
        

    Clinical Education Thesis #
        

    24

        

    Electives
        

    24

    Students must undertake 24 units from the following options:

    HLED9003
        

    Advanced Clinical Studies/Annotated Portfolio
        

    6

    HLED9006
        

    Teaching Clinical Skills in Practice and in Simulated Settings
        

    6

    HLED9007
        

    Teaching Ethical Analysis
        

    6

    HLED9009
        

    Approved Minor Research Project
        

    6

    EDET9320
        

    ICT Skills and Techniques for Educators and ICT Coordinators
        

    6

    PHCA8005
        

    Designing Questionnaires and Surveys
        

    6

    PHCA8006
        

    Qualitative Research Methods
        

    6

    PHCA8007
        

    Research Methods for Social Epidemiology
        

    6

    PHCA8917
        

    Evaluation in Public Health
        

    6

    or any other 6-unit postgraduate topics selected with the approval of the course coordinator.

    # Students undertaking HLED 9014 should enrol in a combination of sub-topics chosen from the following, ensuring that they enrol in 24 units overall:

    HLED9014A
        

    Clinical Education Thesis
        

    18/24

    HLED9014B
        

    Clinical Education Thesis
        

    18/24

    HLED9014C
        

    Clinical Education Thesis
        

    12/24

    HLED9014D
        

    Clinical Education Thesis
        

    12/24

    HLED9014E
        

    Clinical Education Thesis
        

    6/24

    HLED9014F
        

    Clinical Education Thesis
        

    6/24

    HLED9014G
        

    Clinical Education Thesis
        

    3/24

    Students may also view samples from these topics at the Rural Clinical School web site.

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