Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

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Unit Overview


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 clinical educator practice.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline flexible

Students are able to (1) discuss learning theories and approaches applicable in clinical education settings; (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 in clinical settings; (5) analyse clinical teaching and supervisory scenarios, and develop strategies to deal with dysfunctional/difficult situations; (6) demonstrate competence in providing verbal 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.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Sandra Carr
Unit rules
Advisable prior study
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning
Contact hours
This unit is available online in asynchronous format of learning. The unit is also offered face to face through three x 8 hour workshops.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.