Version Effective: 29th of August, 2022
Version Effective: 29th of August, 2022

PDC103429 - Transforming Clinical Teaching

Course Details

Course Summary

A contemporary learning theory relevant to clinical education is Transformative Learning (TL). TL aims to produce a shift in perspective in learners so that students look at a situation differently and thus change the way they practise. There are many situations where clinical teachers find a change in perspective and practice may be needed to improve the quality of care patients receive. These may include replacing: prejudice with unbiased views; routinisation with reflective practice; taken-for-granted assumptions with novel thinking. In order to model TL students will engage with common problems discussed in the literature that clinical teachers encounter but find complex and difficult to change. Videos, critical thinking exercises [CR1] and other trigger material will be used. Students will become familiar with the historical development and various approaches used by Transformational Learning Practitioners globally. Tools often used in TL will be considered and put into practice. These include dialogic critique, reflection and innovation. 

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to students' social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this course, however, it is suitable for people who work in nursing, education, counselling, social work, psychology and domestic violence services. 

Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access. You do not have to be a CQUniversity student. 

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Full Fee $60
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Study Area
  • Health
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • General Education and Training
  • Health

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables learners to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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6 hours online self-paced learning

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe Transformative Learning (TL)
  2. Examine problematic situations that could be changed using TL
  3. Understand TL strategies to assist in challenging a person’s pre-existing thinking and to change or improve practice
  4. Create strategies to challenge the status quo in clinical teacher practices and in students’ work integrated learning (WIL) experiences
  5. Plan to implement TL to enhance WIL. 


Online Quizzes


Digital Badge via Credly

Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media, or add to a professional portfolio. 

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