HPE5001 - Teaching and learning in health professional education - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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


Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Health Professions Education and Education Research (HealthPEER)


Jenifer Lindley

Unit guides


Notting Hill

  • First semester 2017 (On-campus block of classes)


This unit will involve participants in the development of their teaching skills, including the theoretical aspects of teaching and learning in a variety of settings.


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

  1. Plan teaching and learning for a variety of contexts demonstrating participant-centred principles including preparation of learning objectives, teaching resources, aligned objectives, instructional methods and participant outcomes.
  2. Demonstrate competence as a teacher and the ability to reflect constructively on own skill and that of others.
  3. Compare and contrast individual perspectives on teaching and learning with a range of theoretical models.
  4. Analyse a range of contemporary practices in health professional education with particular reference to the implications of learner diversity, flexible delivery and teaching development.
  5. Compare different educational approaches across a variety of health professions and consider strengths and weaknesses in relation to own teaching practice.


  • Teaching practical and plan (30%)
  • Teaching sequence plan (2,500 words) (50%) (Hurdle)
  • Teaching philosophy (1,000 words) (20%)

Workload requirements

Three days teacher directed learning (study days) and up to 10 hours/week self-directed learning.

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Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

It is expected students attend all study days. There are sessions related to assessment that are compulsory, refer to unit guide.

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