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MEH5030

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Community Emergency Health and Paramedics
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2013 (Flexible)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2013 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Ms Andrea Wyatt

Synopsis

This unit explores and critiques learning theories and pedagogical and curriculum practices relevant to the community based emergency health context. Concepts, models and theories in educational planning and management of change will be addressed, with a focus on changes in education in the workplace. Students will develop a coherent theory of workplace-based learning relevant to their own professional context and be able to critically appraise competing education approaches. Students are expected to reflect on professional practices in their own workplaces, and critically review how knowledge, skills and attitudes are selected, developed and organised within their own professional context.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Critically identify and analyse contemporary learning theories and curriculum practices relevant to the community based emergency health context.
  2. Critically review their organisation's approach to workplace-based learning based on an exploration of current trends.
  3. Evaluate changes in workplace education in light of contemporary social, cultural and political issues.
  4. Critically reflect on educational practices from a national and international community based emergency health context.

Assessment

Assignment 1 (3,000 words) 45%, Assignment 2 (2,000 words) 35%, On-line tutorial participation 20%.

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