Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education and Teaching

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education and Teaching at UNE?

This course will be renamed in 2018 to Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education.

This course is designed to meet the practice needs of educators working in clinical and non-clinical healthcare contexts. It is aimed at a wide range of healthcare professionals including nursing, social work, medicine, pharmacy, psychology, physiotherapy, speech pathologists, dietetics, community health practitioners, occupational therapists and paramedics.

The course provides you with the opportunity to investigate and apply theory and evidence-based practice strategies that will enable you to design, assess and evaluate, face-to-face and online, learning and supervision of learning in healthcare contexts with diverse learners.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course will be prepared to assume beginning clinical education roles across a range of healthcare disciplines, roles and contexts. This course is designed to reflect a range of health reform agendas to build clinical education capacity in clinical environments.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

1 Trimester Full-time
Up to 2 years Part-time

FEES

CSP (quotas apply) or Full Fee

2017 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation GradCertClinEdTeach
Course Type Postgraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • 1 Trimester Full-time
  • Up to 2 years Part-time
Fees CSP (quotas apply) or Full Fee
Total Credit Points 24
Intensive Schools

Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) have successfully completed a relevant AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a health or related discipline from a recognised university in Australia or overseas; or

(b) satisfy the School by means of other relevant qualifications and workplace experience [at least equivalent to admission Rule (a)] of adequate preparation for candidature.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Academic Colours

Peony Red (BCC 37)

Further Information

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education and Teaching in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:
(a) have successfully completed a relevant AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a health or related discipline from a recognised university in Australia or overseas; or
(b) satisfy the School by means of other relevant qualifications and workplace experience [at least equivalent to admission rule (a)] of adequate preparation for candidature.

Additional Requirements

Inherent Requirements

Students must meet the Inherent Requirements in order to complete this course.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) 0.5 year as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to two years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 24 credit points.

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 6 cps
Listed Units 18 cps
Total 24 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education and Teaching.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to prepare health professionals for clinical education roles.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate knowledge for effective and ethical teaching practices and the ability to reflect critically on the learning and teaching performance of self and others in current healthcare contexts;
  2. apply theoretical perspectives to learning, teaching and assessment, and critically reflect on their application to clinical education in healthcare settings;
  3. design and apply learning programs and assessment strategies for the diversity of learners in a range of healthcare contexts;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the interrelated nature of clinical learning and teaching for health professions, universities and health services;
  5. apply and evaluate a range of face-to-face and online learning and teaching resources, delivery and communication strategies; and
  6. source, appraise and apply the best available evidence appropriate to the design and delivery of educational interventions.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Graduates will possess advanced disciplinary knowledge necessary for the practice of clinical education in a range of healthcare settings. This knowledge is taught, practised and assessed across the course content via written, oral and experiential assessments. Graduates will demonstrate ability to seek out and integrate national and international developments effecting learning and teaching in health care in their practice settings.

Communication Skills

Graduates will possess a high level of oral, written and online communication skills relevant to learning and teaching practice in healthcare contexts. Strategies for enhancing interpersonal and interprofessional communication with individual and groups of diverse learners and colleagues is taught, practised and assessed across the course. Graduates will recognise the importance of continuing to develop their oral, written and online communication skills and be able to select and use appropriate communication technologies.

Problem Solving

Graduates will apply logical, critical and creative thinking to solve a range of problems commonly arising in learning and teaching practice in healthcare settings.

Information Literacy

Graduates will recognise when information is needed, and identify, evaluate and effectively use information as required.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Graduates will understand how to behave ethically and responsibly with diverse learners and colleagues within a range of clinical education contexts.

Lifelong Learning

Graduates utilise reflective practice strategies to demonstrate ongoing learning in pursuit of personal and professional development for enhancing their own and encouraging the development of lifelong learning of others in healthcare settings.

Independence and Collaboration

Graduates will work independently and collaboratively to achieve individual and common goals for clinical education in healthcare for diverse learners.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply direct to UNE. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).

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