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PAR4101

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor F Archer

Synopsis

The unit introduces the student to the theories of learning through a discussion of the learning cycle, the principles of adult learning and contemporary theories relating to learning preferences. A framework for clinical teaching will be developed from this discussion which will promote exploration of different clinical teaching strategies that can be used to accomodate learning preferences.
As the key role for the Clinical Teacher is to support the studnet in developing the clinical process of paramedic practice, exploration of the strategies for learning practical and clinical problem solving skills is provided including use of clinical simulation/scenarios and case based learning.
The factors that affect learning are explored and the student is provided with basic skills designed for overcoming barriers to learning and enhancing communication between student and clinical teacher.
The unit concludes by introducing the student to the common forms of assessment used in clinical teaching.

Objectives

On completion of this unit, the student should demonstrate:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of the multidimensionary role of the clinical teacher in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of learning preferences and the ability to develop an environment conducive to learning;
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the learning cycle and the theoretical foundations of good clinical teaching;
  4. Knowledge and understanding of the use of clinical teaching strategies including clinical simulations/scenarios and case-based learning;
  5. A knowledge of the common forms of assessment used in clinical teaching;
  6. Effective clinical teaching in the actual clinical environment.

Assessment

Clinical teaching and learning plan 30%, Clinical teaching activity 40%, Assignment 30%.

Chief examiner(s)

Prof F Archer