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HPER71-114: Educating the Health Workforce January 2022 [Intensive - .]

General information

Throughout your career in health, there will be numerous opportunities to facilitate learning amongst your colleagues and with students. In this subject, you will examine and describe the learning needs of specific health workforces, integrate theory and learning practices to design health education, apply technologies for effective communication, and understand the importance of considering healthcare users in health education. You will also develop skills that will enable you to encourage and support learning through mentoring, supervision, and feedback amongst different health practitioners, empowering them to provide contemporary and quality healthcare in the future.


Academic unit:Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code:HPER71-114
Subject title:Educating the Health Workforce
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:January 2022
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Workshop: x4 (Total hours: 28) - Intensive workshop
  • Directed Online Activity: x9 (Total hours: 27) - Self-paced online modules
  • Tutorial: x2 (Total hours: 2) - Assessment tutorials
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 63) - Personal study
Attendance and learning activities: Students will have access to 9 weeks of self-paced online tutorials and are required to attend two x 2-day intensive workshops. Students need to attend a minimum of 75% of the intensive workshop days in order to pass the subject.


Prescribed resources: No Prescribed resources. After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Examine and describe the learning needs for a specific health workforce.
  2. Integrate learning theories and practices to support learning and in developing health education.
  3. Critically reflect on supervision, mentoring and feedback as strategies to promote learning and professional growth.
  4. Apply technologies for effective communication for health education.
  5. Integrate the needs and expectations of healthcare users to enhance health education.
  6. Describe the use of learning practices to enhance aspects of team functioning in the health workplace.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Class Participation Discussion board engagement and consolidation of learning 10% Ongoing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Presentation Design and discuss an education session for a specific audience using technology 30% Week 6 2, 4.
Exercise Critical reflection on personal learning through supervision or mentoring relationship. 20% Week 9 2, 3.
Written Report Design and justify a learning plan for a specific health workforce group and context. 40% Week 12 1, 2, 3, 5, 6.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

The University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

An overview of the Australian health workforce, including how the health workforce is designed, planned and regulated.

An introduction to educational theories to help explain and understand the complexity of learning.

The benefits of supervision, mentoring and the importance of giving and receiving feedback to enhance learning and professional growth.

The potential for digital health record systems and telehealth as health education and engagement tools.

The uses of virtual reality, simulation and artificial intelligence in health education.

The planning and design of learning opportunities for specific audiences highlighting the importance of incorporating the needs and expectations of healthcare users into health education.

An introduction to team functioning in the workplace and identification of strategies to educate for and enhance team effectiveness.

The linkage between, and importance of two strategic concepts: value based healthcare and shared decision making.

An overview of different professionals' scope of practice and how changing the scope of practice for one profession could impact on future healthcare provision.

Explore current and future innovations in educating the health workforce.

Approved on: Oct 26, 2021. Edition: 8.0