IMED5804 Clinical Teaching and Supervision

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline
This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in the area of clinical teaching and supervision. Students explore the theories and practice surrounding clinical teaching, learning and supervision. Students use experiences from their own and others' teaching and learning to inform their practice.
Students are able to (1) discuss adult learning principles; (2) identify student learning needs and negotiate learning goals/learning contract; (3) demonstrate skills in designing and implementing appropriate learning activities relevant to the clinical context; (4) demonstrate skills for facilitating learning in small groups and individual learning; (5) analyse clinical teaching and supervisory scenarios, and develop strategies to deal with dysfunctional/difficult situations; (6) discuss the effect of feedback on learning, and demonstrate competence in providing feedback; and (7) discuss appropriate assessment and evaluation methods in the clinical context.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) teaching in difficult clinical situations essay and (2) self-critique of clinical teaching. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Sandra Carr
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning
Contact hours
Three x 8 hour workshops when unit available face to face or complete the unit online
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
Semester 1_2019_ONLINE [SEM-1_2019_ONLINE]
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  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.