Clinical Medicine and Service Provision B

Course code CLAM6005Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

This course follows a similar format to Clinical Medicine Service Provision A. It 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 course is arranged as a series of mini modules, which will build upon the candidate's existing clinical knowledge and aim to ensure that candidates gain a deeper understanding of particular problems encountered by specialists dealing with the interfaces of patient care.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesCandidates 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 the establishing clinical networks on a regional and statewide 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;
- to function as evidence-based practitioners by performing a time limited literature review and creating an annotated bibliography for supervisor and peer feedback.
ContentThere are 11 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 experiential pertinent 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.
• Week 9 will allow candidates to pursuetime limited research in the form of a short literature review with annotated bibliography.

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 interaction with expert clinicians, structured group activities relevant to 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
Essays / Written AssignmentsReflective diary, structured written task, literature review
Group/tutorial participation and contributionLevel of participation in discussions
Quiz - On-lineShort answer quizzes
WorkshopResidential weekend workshop
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentMaster of Clinical medicine (Leadership and Management)
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CLAM6005