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HND731 - Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:HND631
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Virginian Hagger





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Learning experiences are via FutureLearn


This unit uses the FutureLearn online learning platform


The aim is for students to develop in-depth knowledge, skills, and values inherent in the teaching and learning processes that are important to practice as diabetes educators. People and their concerns are central to the core of the unit. The focus is on people as learners and the ways in which diabetes educators can facilitate learning processes. This unit identifies how facilitation of learning and teaching is associated with different health promotional approaches, traditional teaching methods, and creative teaching methods including reflective practices, motivational interviewing and use of internet technologies. The unit further aims to provide the psychological foundations of learning and the impact of group dynamics on teaching and learning.

This unit covers comprehensive perspectives of learning and teaching, as well as more specific ways of promoting and engaging in health education and health promotion. It has been designed to encourage practitioners in the field of health care education to examine and reflect on their methods of teaching. The first part of the unit presents information about the broader theoretical issues of learning and teaching which may influence the teaching process. The relationship between these theoretical concepts and the practice of education is constantly emphasised. The second part facilitates those skills necessary for educators such as practitioners in the field of diabetes education to implement and evaluate health education programs.


Assessment task 1: Assignment (2000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (3000 words) 60%

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