Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Health Professions Education and Education Research (HealthPEER)


Mrs Judy Lockie


Notting Hill


This unit takes a practical approach to providing participants with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in clinical teaching. Participants will explore the theories and principles underpinning effective teaching and learning in the clinical environment. They will be expected to reflect on their own experiences as teachers and learners, and to draw on literature of their own and other professional groups.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the notion of effectiveness in the clinical teaching environment, identifying the knowledge, skills, attributes, roles and responsibilities of effective clinical teachers.
  2. Demonstrate effective design, planning, preparation and delivery of clinically focussed teaching activities, including effective communication and feedback with students and colleagues.
  3. Apply a model of psychomotor skills development and critically appraise its application in health care teaching and learning environments.
  4. Identify and evaluate the factors that influence learner performance, and apply a structured framework to develop strategies to manage performance issues in learners.
  5. Describe the impact of cultural diversity on clinical teaching and learning experiences in the health professions, and propose strategies to manage this impact in the clinical learning environment.


Teaching practical (15%)
Psychomotor skills teaching analysis (1,000 words) (15%)
Critical incident essay (2,000 words) (30%)
Analytical paper (2,500 words) (40%)

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off-campus with compulsory study days.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study