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Module 5: Teaching and Learning in Health Professions

Module 5 is made up of the following eight 10-hour units:

  • 5.1. Learning Theories: A Critique
  • 5.2. Learning Clinical and Communication Skills
  • 5.3. Learning Basic Sciences
  • 5.4. Learning in the Community
  • 5.5. Supporting Learners
  • 5.6. Learning Clinical Problem Solving
  • 5.7. Learning through Simulation: High Resource, Low Resource, and the Bigger Picture
  • 5.8. Continuing Professional Development

Students will be assessed based on their completion of four formative Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), participation in four required unit discussion forum activities, and one integrated module assessment.

Learning outcomes for Module 5 are:

  • To consider and critique a range of learning theories and approaches and to set them in their historical contexts
  • To consider critically approaches to learning the basic sciences in medicine
  • To understand the rationale and experience of teaching and learning in the community
  • To consider the theory and practice of simulation, skills laboratories, and learning in the clinical environment
  • To understand the theoretical basis and practice of teaching clinical problem solving
  • To consider and compare approaches and rationales in teaching and learning at the postgraduate level
  • To understand the evidence, practice, and regulatory implications of continuing professional development
  • To gain skills in the design and application of open and distance learning in medicine

Students are expected to do all of the above with a critical and reflective approach based on an appreciation of evidence and cultural context.

last update: September 9, 2016
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