Evaluating, Assessing and Developing Clinical Competence


This course covers the theory and practice of clinical teaching and assessment and staff appraisal in the workplace. It comprises components of Clinical Teaching on the Run and Workplace Based Assessment methods. Candidate's own continuing professional development strategies will be critically reviewed and clinical competence will be assessed using a variety of assessment tools as part of this course.


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  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Plan and undertake a multi-source (360?) assessment of one┬┐s own workplace performance

2. Reflect on the outcome of a 360? assessment to develop and implement a personal continuing professional development program (CPDP)

3. Plan and undertake workplace based assessment of junior staff using a variety of tools

4. Utilise the 4-Step approach to clinical skills teaching and apply it in the workplace

5. Improve teaching in the workplace by recognising opportunities in the clinical setting

6. Incorporate principles of teaching and learning into clinical activities

7. Demonstrate competence as a clinical teacher

8. Run group teaching sessions and group learning activities

9. Evaluate learning outcomes

10. Plan learning activities covering a clinical term

11. Identify develop strategies to overcome learning difficulties.


The course is structured around six, 2-week learning modules:

Module 1: Assessment and Appraisal in the Workplace
Module 2: Clinical Teaching at the Bedside
Module 3: Teaching Clinical Skills
Module 4: Identifying Learning Difficulties
Module 5: Effective Group Teaching
Module 6: Planning Term Learning


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) program.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Evidence-based tools for assessing clinical competency in the workplace Blogs (x3)

Portfolio: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Portfolio

Written Assignment: Small group teaching and Blog (x3)

Written Assignment: Written assignment

Contact Hours

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Integrated Learning Session

Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

This is an online delivery course. There are no set contact hours but it is expected that ten-unit courses equate to ten hours of study per week including online discussion, readings and assignments.

Individual Supervision

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Online 6 hour(s) per Term