1 x 5.5-hour independent study weekly
1 x 2-hour on-line exercises weekly
2 x 2-hour on-line tutorials per semester
Enrolment not permitted
HLED9001 has been successfully completed
Assignments; Tutorial participation
Topic description
This topic provides an introduction to the conceptual framework of symbiotic clinical education. This framework aims to develop conceptual, dispositional and procedural knowledge for effective health professional educator practice. This topic is structured around the principles of symbiosis - which are that clinical education is most effective when there is a mutual benefit to all stakeholders involved. Students will explore through dialogue and debate the fours axis of the symbiotic clinical education model and develop an appreciation for the importance of relationships and the interconnectedness of all stakeholders in health professional education.

These stakeholders include students, patients, clinicians, professions, health services, educational providers, government and the community. This topic will explore the theoretical constructs that underpin aspects of clinical education and invite students to explore examples from their own experiences and understandings. This topic is a core component of the graduate certificate. This fully on-line topic is available externally.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • Explore the roles, rights and responsibilities of the teacher, the learner and the other participants in clinical education for the health professions

  • Explore and critique different models of clinical education for the health professions

  • Present the principles of symbiotic clinical education

  • Describe the symbiotic clinical education model

  • Engage peers in constructive debate on contemporary issues and understandings of clinical education

Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different roles of the clinical educator

  • Evaluate different models of clinical education

  • Critically evaluate the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders in clinical education

  • Critically analyse teaching and learning environments using the symbiotic clinical education framework

  • Apply the symbiosis model to their own clinical practice context