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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Nott First semester 2011 (HILL)
Coordinator(s)Professor L Piterman


This unit is a compulsory core unit for the MFM(Clin) course. It discusses the general practitioner as a learner and a teacher, what is learning, what is teaching, instructional design, educational technology, small group process, large group process, assessment and evaluation.


On completion of this unit participants should be able to:

  1. Enhance the knowledge and skills of students in the areas of learning and teaching family medicine;
  2. Enable students to apply these skills in a range of educational settings, including the consultation, groups of lay people, medical undergraduates and postgraduates, peers and allied health professionals;
  3. Recognise the nature of assessment and program evaluation;
  4. Carry out assessment and simple evaluation tasks (Masters students) which indicate that an appreciation of these areas has been achieved;
  5. Demonstrate and record two teaching sessions which reflect an acquisition of the microskills of teaching (all students).


Journals (40%), Classroom presentations (60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Leon Piterman