Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

CLINED 719 -Teaching and Learning in Clinical Settings

15 Points

Semester 2



Takes a broad look across essential topics in clinical education of relevance to all clinical teachers involved in teaching with patients, assessing students and planning lessons. Application to practice and peer observation are key components of this course.

Additional information


The course is an online postgraduate course aimed at engaging everyday clinical teachers from a variety of different healthcare professions. There is a strong clear focus on comprehensively covering key topics in clinical teaching and learning, hands-on application of theory to practice, peer review, and developing self-sustaining clinical educators.

Aims of the course

The course will provide participants with an analytical understanding of the theories and principles underlying a broad range of key clinical teaching, learning, and assessment activities. It will also equip them with functional knowledge, skills, and first-hand experience which will enable them to independently design, conduct, and evaluate each activity by the end of this course.

Learning Outcomes:

After successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Draw upon a comprehensive and analyticalunderstanding of the theories and principlesunderlying key educational activities in clinical teaching, learning, and assessment.

These are:
1 -Mini-CEX and workplace-based assessments
2 -Objective structured clinical examinations
3 -Teaching with patients
4 -Planning a tutorial
5 -Teaching a clinical skill
6 -Clinical supervision
7 -Facilitating small group learning
8 -Providing constructive feedback

• Independently design, conduct and evaluate theclinical education activities listed above usingknowledge, skills, and first-hand experiences gained during the course.
• Demonstrate competencies in self-reflection, peerreview, critical appraisal of literature, andappropriate application of important theories in clinical education.

Course Description:

This is a 15 point elective course. It is offered as a distance-learning course in a fully online format. Furthermore, it can be completed as a stand-alone course or as part of the following established programmes in the form of an elective option:
• Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma / Masters inClinical Education
• Postgraduate Diploma / Masters in Health Sciences
• Postgraduate Diploma / Masters in Medical Sciences


Students are strongly encouraged to attend the workshop days, which will be held on Monday 23 July and Tuesday 24 July 2018. Attendance will facilitate completion of some of the assessment tasks.


There will be three assignments. All the assignments will relate to the students’ own clinical context to the research methodology theories and practices. Learning Resources There is a reading list for each module, most of which will be available as hyperlinks from the course web pages.

Teaching Staff

Dr Yan Chen
Lecturer Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
(09) 923 1741

Course Director

Course Administrator