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MEU0007 - Contemporary issues in health professional education

12 points, SCA Band 0, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Geoff White


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit will enable participants to analyse trends in health professional education and identify drivers and barriers to change (e.g. theoretical, political, social and historical). Participants will critically evaluate innovations in their own disciplines but will also be expected to distil best practice from other health professional groups and examine its appropriateness for their own teaching context.


On completion of this unit participants will be able to:

  1. identify major trends in health professional education in their own and other related disciplines;
  2. examine barriers and drivers to change and educational innovation;
  3. analyse the implications of a selected innovation for their own practices and/or workplaces;
  4. select one area of contemporary health professional education and explore its impact in depth in at least two disciplinary groups;


Preparation and presentation of an innovative report appropriate to each participant's workplace (1,000 - 1,500 words equivalent): 30%
Written assignment (2,500-3,000 words) 40%
Individual negotiated task 30%.