Available in 2017

Course handbook


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.

Availability2017 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. 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;

2. to function as evidence-based practitioners by performing a time limited literature review and creating an annotated bibliography for supervisor and peer feedback.


There 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.

Assessment items

Participation: Workshop participation

Written Assignment: Essay/Written Assignment

Literature Review: Literature review

Online Learning Activity: Blog (x3)

Contact hours

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Individual Supervision

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Online Activity

Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term