Clinical Medicine and Service Provision A

Course code CLAM6003Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

This course uses blended learning strategies to survey key clinical developments, service delivery concerns, departmental interface issues, financial and potential future clinical and service developments across a range of clinical departments. The focus of this course will be on the more acute clinical service areas of the hospital.

Learning will be scaffolded by the use of mini modules, which will build upon the candidate's existing clinical knowledge and aims to ensure that candidates gain a deeper understanding of particular problems encountered by specialists dealing with the interfaces of patient care

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2012
ObjectivesThis course aims to deepen the candidate's understanding of the complexity of the interfaces of clinical care, extend social and professional networks for the future and encourage deep reflection on clinical practice and self directed lifelong learning.

Candidates will demonstrate the ability to reflect on their understanding of the complexities of the clinical interface of patient care by creating an online reflective diary.

They will also be active and informed participants in synchronous and asynchronous group conferences, recognising the importance of establishing clinical networks on a regional and state wide basis. Candidates will demonstrate their ability to use a mix of e-learning tools to communicate the application of their knowledge to their own clinical environments and create a discourse with Course Coordinators, teachers and each other over the duration of the course.
ContentThere are 12 mini modules per semester, each focusing on a different clinical departmental context. The structure of each will be similar and will include:
• Background reading for candidates of a small number of relevant review articles, outlining recent developments and concerns in the specialty area
• A defined list of relevant experiential learning activities to be undertaken by the candidate, either within their hospital setting or during the residential workshop
• Face-to-face learning and group discussion supported by an expert clinician for each specialty area, facilitated by synchronous remote delivery and one residential workshop.

Teaching and Learning will involve use of online library sources, Blackboard online learning environment and teleconferencing software.
There will be a two-day residential workshop for this course during the University examination period, allowing face-to-face contact with expert clinicians, structured group activities relevant to the content of selected mini modules with scaffolded simulation learning opportunities.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Individual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: On-lineOn-line MCQ, short answer quizzes
Essays / Written AssignmentsReflective diary, 2 x structured written tasks
ProjectsResearch project
WorkshopResidential weekend workshop
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentMaster of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management)
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for CLAM6003