IMED5805 Innovation and Contemporary Issues in Health Professions Education

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1OnlineOnline flexible 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Semester 2OnlineOnline flexible 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Content
This unit enables students to identify current educational issues and analyse trends in health professions education. Students critically evaluate innovations in their own disciplines, examine best practice from other health professional groups and examine its transferability to their own teaching context. The unit equips students to select an area of contemporary health professional education, explore the impact of the innovation and any barriers for change, discuss regulatory frameworks and develop skills required to facilitate contemporary education relevant to their own practice.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify current innovations or educational issues within the health professions; (2) develop strategies to address current educational issues within the health professions; (3) examine barriers and facilitators to change in health professions education; (4) analyse educational trends within different health professions; (5) prepare for leadership of change management in health professions education; and (6) investigate current best practice initiatives in health professions education.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online activity; (2) E-poster; and (3) written assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Brid Phillips
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
IMED5801 Principles of Teaching and Learning (may be taken concurrently as a corequisite)
Contact hours
This class is conducted entirely online
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
Semester 1_2019_ONLINE [SEM-1_2019_ONLINE]
Note
Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
  • 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. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. 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. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.