Clinical Education in the Health Professions

1st Edition

An Educator's Guide


Key Features

  • examines patterns of practice in clinical education in the health professions, using a qualitative research focus
  • identifies the roles of university and clinical educators, students, peers and patients in clinical education
  • highlights implicit tensions in clinical education practice and presents strategies to identify and address such tensions
  • challenges the reader to consider new approaches to clinical education that may optimise students’ learning and enculturation into the health professions

Table of Contents

Section 1: Examining knowledge – theoretical perspectives about knowledge construction

Chapter 1: Critical reflection in clinical education: beyond the ‘swampy lowlands’

Chapter 2: Ways of knowing for clinical practice

Chapter 3: Recognising and bridging gaps: theory, research and practice inclinical education

Section 2: Sharing knowledge – communities and culture in education

Chapter 4: Professional identities and communities of practice

Chapter 5: Interprofessional education: sharing the wealth

Chapter 6: Clinical education: embracing diversity

Section 3: Applying knowledge – understanding teaching and learning practices

Chapter 7: Clinical reasoning: the nuts and bolts of clinical education

Chapter 8: Time to pause: giving and receiving feedback in clinical learning

Chapter 9: Assessment in clinical education

Chapter 10: Ethics in clinical education


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Churchill Livingstone Australia
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About the authors

Clare Delany

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Elizabeth Molloy

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physiotherapy, University of Melbourne, Vic, Australia