Workshops - Clinical education training & support

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Interprofessional Introduction to Clinical Education workshops

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) offers an introductory workshop in an interprofessional format developed in response to the identified needs of new clinical educators. The workshop is suitable for new educators currently engaged in or seeking to engage in the supervision of SHRS students or those who have not received any introductory education from previous workshops offered by the University of Queensland.

 Examples of learning topics explored within the workshops include:

  • Principles of adult learning
  • Influences on learning
  • Practical tools for engaging students in the learning environment and process
  • How to provide constructive feedback for student learning and
  • Approaches for dealing with challenging student issues that may arise on placement


  • Thursday, 7th February 2019 (8:45am – 4:00pm)
  • Thursday, 6th June 2019 (8:45am – 4:00pm)
  • Wednesday, 11th September 2019 (8:45am – 4:00pm)

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Profession specific workshops

Each profession in SHRS offers workshops for clinical educators to provide information regarding the use and application of the specific assessment tools used to measure student performance on placement.

Profession specific workshops are usually held the day immediately following the Interprofessional Introduction to Clinical Education Workshop.

These workshops will be held on UQ's St Lucia campus.

Occupational therapy profession specific workshops:

Includes rating student performance using the Student Placement Evaluation Form - Revised (SPEF-R) and facilitating student learning and clinical reasoning.


  • Friday, 8th February 2019 (8:30am – 1:00pm)
  • Friday, 7th June 2019 (8:30am – 1:00pm)
  • Thursday, 12th September 2019 (8:30am – 1:00pm)

Physiotherapy profession specific workshops:

Includes rating student performance using the Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (APP) instrument and assessing student performance.


  • Friday, 8th February 2019 (9:00am – 3:00pm)

Speech pathology profession specific workshops:

Includes the use of COMPASS for student evaluation, development and overview of the COMPASS assessment tool, and practical experience in marking COMPASS.


  • Friday, 8th February 2019 (8:30am – 1:00pm)
  • Friday, 7th June 2019 (8:30am – 1:00pm)

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Interprofessional advanced workshops

These workshops are aimed at experienced clinical educators who are familiar with foundational principles of adult learning, facilitation of learning techniques and effective communication skills including the provision of feedback.

These workshops are held on UQ's St Lucia campus. You may elect to attend the morning or afternoon session only or the entire day.

Facilitating clinical reasoning in professional practice:

  • The importance of clinical reasoning to learner success
  • The characteristics of clinical reasoning processes in the health professions
  • Processes for facilitating student clinical reasoning on placement
  • Ways to implement the processes in collaboration with the student 
  • Thursday, 3rd October 2019 (8:45am – 12:15pm)

Facilitating solutions to challenges in learning:

  • Identifying a range of learning challenges - recognising the signs
  • Acknowledging common challenges in clinical education
    • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD)
    • Cognitive processing /skill development - not progressing towards the required standard
    • Learners with special considerations
    • Considerations within the student - CE relationship
  • Resources and tools to manage a range of challenges
  • Thursday, 3rd October 2019 (1:00pm – 4:30pm)

Facilitating learning with multiple students:

  • Understanding the concept of peer learning, the ‘rules of engagement’ for students
  • Understand the benefits and challenges of peer learning in a placement setting
  • Increase knowledge of how to implement a successful peer learning placement structure
  • Understand the tools that are effective in facilitating learning in a peer learning model

Date: Not offering in 2019.

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 Webinar Sessions

Topic: Feedback for Learners

Feedback for learners webinar recording - October 2017

Feedback for learners webinar recording - April 2018

Feedback for learners webinar recording - Oct 2018

Feedback for learners webinar recording - April 2019

Additional workshops

The following workshops can be arranged on an individual basis.

  • Regional Interprofessional Introduction and Advanced Workshops
  • Customised Introduction and Advanced Workshops
  • Interprofessional Introduction via Video Conference

If you would like to express interest in arranging an additional workshop please email