Teaching Health Practitioners

Course code HLSC3006Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

HLSC3006 allows students to build on their experiences as learners to develop skills as effective teachers. The workshop and tutorials will cover theories of adult education, effective teaching in the tertiary sector and active participation in clinical and/or non-clinical teaching. Students will be required to maintain a teaching portfolio. All assessment items must be submitted to be eligible to pass the course.

Failure to complete the teaching component will result in failure of the course. An evaluation of teaching must be included in the Teaching Portfolio to pass this assessment item.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAs a result of successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
1. Describe tertiary education theory
2. Develop learning objectives and outcomes
3. Apply education theory to participation as a tutor in clinical and non-clinical education
4. Apply teaching methods appropriate to the group of learners, the mode of study and the subject material
5. Apply tertiary education theory to a reflective and critical evaluation of personal, peer and team member educational
6. Demonstrate appropriate and effective communication with social and cultural sensitivity.
Content1. Adult education theories and principles
2. Models of learning
3. Communication skills
4. Clinical and non-clinical teaching at a University level
5. Curriculum planning and review
Replacing Course(s)ORHL3006
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNot applicable
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsPracticum
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Teaching component - students are required to complete and evaluate a total of 21 hours of teaching resource development, clinical or non-clinical teaching. This is an Essential Assessment Criteria.
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 1 - assesses Objectives 1-6 and provides evidence for your developement as a teacher.
Reflective Teaching Portfolio (100%)

- Teaching philosophy and goals 25%
- Summary of teaching activities 25%
- Critical reflection of teaching activities 25%
- Evaluation of teaching 25%
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Field Study: for 21 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentCompletion of Year 2 School of Health Science programs
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-First Aid Certificate
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Criminal Record Check
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Prohibited Employment Declaration
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HLSC3006