Evaluating, Assessing and Developing Clinical Competence

10 Units

This course covers the theory and practice of clinical teaching and assessment and staff appraisal in the workplace. It comprises components of Clinical Teaching on the Run and Workplace Based Assessment methods. Candidate's own continuing professional development strategies will be critically reviewed and clinical competence will be assessed using a variety of assessment tools as part of this course.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Plan and undertake a multi-source (360) assessment of their own workplace performance.

  • Reflect on the outcome of a 360 assessment to develop and implement a personal professional development program.

  • Plan and undertake workplace based assessment using a variety of tools.

  • Utilise the 4 Step approach to clinical skills teaching and apply it in the workplace

  • Improve teaching in the workplace by recognising opportunities in the clinical setting
  • Incorporate principles of teaching and learning into clinical activities.

  • Demonstrate competence as a clinical teacher.

  • Run group teaching sessions and group learning activities.

  • Evaluate learning outcomes

  • Plan learning activities covering a clinical term.

  • Identify and develop strategies to overcome learning difficulties


The course is structured around six, 2-week learning modules:

Module 1: Assessment and Appraisal in the Workplace Module 2: Clinical Teaching at the Bedside Module 3: Teaching Clinical Skills Module 4: Identifying Learning Difficulties Module 5: Effective Group Teaching Module 6: Planning Term Learning

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge N/A
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching Methods Case Study
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Case Studies - Cased based discussion
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 360-degree assessment
  • Examination: Formal - MCQs
  • Other: (please specify) - MiniCEX
Contact Hours
  • Workshop: for 14 hour(s) per Term for 1 weeks
  • Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Student Projects: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Experience Based Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: Enrolment in Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) required.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for CLAM6001

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