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Advanced Clinical Supervision Course

A short course for Health Professionals by Brett Vaughan, Lecturer in Clinical Education, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne

About this Event

Going Rural Health and Goulburn Valley Regional Training Hub at The Department of Rural Health in collaboration with the Excellence in Clinical Teaching team from the Melbourne Medical School at The University of Melbourne, invite you to attend an advanced clinical supervision course. The evening course is designed to promote immediate improvements in clinical supervision quality and capacity. Facilitators are leaders in the field of health professionals education and research and will help to reinforce theory to practice application.

Week 1 Thursday 26th November 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Week 2 Thursday 3rd December 7:00pm to 9:00pm

* Participants are required to complete pre-workshop tasks prior to the course commencing. (time required 2-3 hours)


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Health professionals from any discipline with more than 2 years’ experience in supervising students or colleagues; may have a leadership role in clinical education in the workplace.

COMMITMENT: Participants are required to complete preworkshop tasks prior to the course commencing. (time required 2-3 hours)

LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Highlight factors that support a safe and effective clinical learning environment.
  • Describe how educational theory can support approaches to clinical education.
  • Outline the purpose and process of a learning needs assessment at the start and at the end of each placement.
  • Enact a learning needs conversation with a focus on goal setting.
  • Describe the purpose of, and different approaches to, workplace-based assessment.
  • Identify the role of bias in observation and assessment of learner performance.
  • Develop strategies to identify and work with, underperforming learners Apply principles of advocacy inquiry in conversations with underperforming learners.
  • Actively reflect on own supervisory approaches and performance, using a validated scale.
  • Describe ways to evaluate the quality of clinical education in their workplace.

Led by Mr Brett Vaughan, Lecturer in Clinical Education, Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne. Brett’s work is in the department focuses on the Excellence in Clinical Teaching programs across the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Clinical Education. He is also involved in the short course programs for clinical supervision. Brett is an Associate Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators. He is also an Associate Editor of Focus on Health Professional Education and the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional interests include clinical education, professional development, educational assessment and evaluation, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.

Enquiries: Ms Cathy O’Brien Associate Lecturer in Rural Placement Education Going Rural Health The Department of Rural Health The University of Melbourne E. M. 0407 315 068 or P . 5823 4562

Presented online via zoom. Registrations close Monday 23rd November.


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