EXCITE program Department of Medical Education

Nine students have now completed their Masters in Clinical Education. As part of their final year in this program, students attended two brief coursework programs focusing on research in medical education and leadership for clinical education. The main task completed by students was a small research project examining an aspect of clinical education practice or scholarship. The projects chosen by the students were directed towards education challenges in their workplace and their research contributes to the scholarship and research within the MMS Department of Medical Education (DME).

The research topics listed below demonstrate a depth and breadth of clinical education scholarship within this growing student community.

  • Examining the attitudes, knowledge and beliefs of allied health students on clinical placement in mental health.
  • Examining the impact of feedback for self-correction in an independent case exercise in dental education.
  • Perceptions and experiences of interns about their role to supervise students.
  • Exploring role perceptions of clinical skills coaching.
  • Stakeholder evaluation of the Emergency Medicine curriculum in the University of Melbourne Medical Doctorate.
  • “It means not making decisions by yourself”: a qualitative study of interprofessional practice in primary schools.
  • The status of the dental interprofessional education: a systematic review.
  • How do Senior Medical Clinicians Use and Experience Non-Medical Literature and Reading?
  • Using Twitter to promote peer learning amongst students on isolated placement.

In October 2016 DME will host a joint forum combining Masters of Clinical Education students from the Universities of Melbourne and Monash and the College of Surgeons. This will be a further opportunity to showcase and build on the vibrant education scholarship and research culture within DME.

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