1 x 4-hour independent study weekly
1 x 3-hour on-line exercises weekly
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 ^ HLED9101 - Symbiotic Clinical Education for the Health Professions  1
1a HLED9001 - Symbiotic Clinical Education 1
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Enrolment not permitted
HLED9002 has been successfully completed
Assignments; Tutorial participation
Topic description
This topic builds on Symbiotic Clinical Education in the Health Professions 1 (HLED9101). It focuses on the axes between clinicians & patients, and health services & educational institutions. It enables experienced health professionals to transfer their clinical skills to the role of clinical educator. Students will study clinical reasoning and assess different approaches to helping health professional students learn the skill of making sound clinical decisions. The benefits and challenges of using patients as teachers, and in providing authentic and experiential learning experiences for students will be studied. Students will learn how to apply their clinical skills in judgement and communication to assessment of students and giving constructive feedback.

Students will consider ways of applying their clinical diagnostic skills to difficult learner-teacher relationships. Students will discuss their role as educators in assisting their students to resolve problems & where this overlaps & differs from the clinicians’ role in patient management.

Students will develop skills in assessing learning needs, establishing positive, inclusive learning environments and planning learning symbiotically with health services & educational institutions.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • Clarify the similarities and differences between being a clinician and a clinical educator

  • Enable health professionals to transfer their clinical skills to the role of clinical educator

  • Explore the clinician-patient axis of the symbiotic model

  • Explore the health service - educational institution axis of the symbiotic model

Expected learning outcomes
Students will be able to apply their skills as health professionals to their roles as clinical educators. In particular students will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of achieving symbiotic relationship between patients, learners and clinicians

  • Help health professional students learn the principles and practice of clinical reasoning

  • Establish inclusive, positive learning environments for students in health services

  • Demonstrate the ability to teaching a practical skill

  • Use patients as teachers in a way that enhances rather than detracts from their care and treatment

  • Understand the principles of establishing symbiotic relationship between health services and educational institutions

  • Establish authentic and experiential learning environments

  • Understand the impact of assessment on learning

  • Transfer skills in clinical judgment to assessment of students (basic level)

  • Give constructive feedback

  • Transfer skills in diagnosis and management to assessment and management of students in difficulty