Clinical Medicine and Service Provision A

10 Units

This course uses blended learning strategies to survey key clinical developments, service delivery concerns, departmental interface issues, financial and potential future clinical and service developments across a range of clinical departments. The focus of this course will be on the more acute clinical service areas of the hospital. Learning will be scaffolded by the use of mini modules, which will build upon the candidate's existing clinical knowledge and aims to ensure that candidates gain a deeper understanding of particular problems encountered by specialists dealing with the interfaces of patient care

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Previously offered in 2012

Learning Outcomes

This course aims to deepen the candidate’s understanding of the complexity of the interfaces of clinical care, extend social and professional networks for the future and encourage deep reflection on clinical practice and self directed lifelong learning.

Candidates will demonstrate the ability to reflect on their understanding of the complexities of the clinical interface of patient care by creating an online reflective diary.

They will also be active and informed participants in synchronous and asynchronous group conferences, recognising the importance of establishing clinical networks on a regional and state wide basis. Candidates will demonstrate their ability to use a mix of e-learning tools to communicate the application of their knowledge to their own clinical environments and create a discourse with Course Coordinators, teachers and each other over the duration of the course.


There are 12 mini modules per semester, each focusing on a different clinical departmental context. The structure of each will be similar and will include:

  • Background reading for candidates of a small number of relevant review articles, outlining recent developments and concerns in the specialty area
  • A defined list of relevant experiential learning activities to be undertaken by the candidate, either within their hospital setting or during the residential workshop
  • Face-to-face learning and group discussion supported by an expert clinician for each specialty area, facilitated by synchronous remote delivery and one residential workshop.

Teaching and Learning will involve use of online library sources, Blackboard online learning environment and teleconferencing software. There will be a two-day residential workshop for this course during the University examination period, allowing face-to-face contact with expert clinicians, structured group activities relevant to the content of selected mini modules with scaffolded simulation learning opportunities.

Assessment Items
  • Examination: On-line - On-line MCQ, short answer quizzes
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Reflective diary, 2 x structured written tasks
  • Projects - Research project
  • Workshop - Residential weekend workshop
Contact Hours
  • Email Discussion Group: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Requisite by Enrolment: Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for CLAM60031

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