Deakin University program

Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals

Welcome to this Deakin University unit, HND731: Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals which explores health education.

This program is part of the Diabetes Education degree offered by Deakin University

Welcome to the program

The unit aims to develop in-depth knowledge, skills and values of teaching and learning processes to practice as diabetes educators. It identifies health promotional approaches, and explores traditional and creative teaching methods.

Comprehensive learning and teaching perspectives are covered, including promoting and engaging in health education. Health care education practitioners are encouraged to reflect on their teaching methods. This unit details broader theoretical issues of learning and teaching. The skills necessary to implement and evaluate health education programs is examined.


5 courses

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Who will you learn with?

Dr Virginia Hagger is a RN-CDE, who has worked in the diabetes field as a clinician, program manager and researcher. She is the Course Leader for the Grad Cert in Diabetes Education.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify specific learning needs to develop goals and objectives for health education programs targeted at individuals, families and community groups.

  • Apply knowledge of contemporary education theory to the design of learning and teaching and choice of appropriate learning strategies.

  • Explain the social, cognitive and psychological factors that impact on learning for clients and health professionals and describe approaches to enhance learning.

  • Apply knowledge of the psychological foundations of learning in a specific client context.

  • Critically evaluate the use of various media, including print and digital technologies as teaching and learning tools in diabetes education.

  • Develop an education program incorporating target group, goals and objectives, program plan, timelines, learning strategies and evaluation plan.

  • Evaluate and reflect on own practice in delivering evidence-based and industry relevant educational programs.

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