CLINED 711 : E-learning and Clinical Education

Medical and Health Sciences

2024 Semester One (1243) (15 POINTS)

Course Prescription

Develops the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate e-learning in the clinical setting. Addresses underlying theoretical constructs, practical skills, sourcing and selection of learning objects, course design and assessment.

Course Overview

In this course, you will have the opportunity to explore how you can use online spaces to improve and enhance student learning in clinical education. The course comprises 7 modules (in addition to the Course Information orientation) spread over 15 learning weeks. The modules are two weeks long - you also get a study week to assist with the completion of your assessments. Early in the course you will examine your own teaching perspectives and explore theories of learning, and discuss the implications of these with your colleagues on the course.

Course Requirements

No pre-requisites or restrictions

Course Contacts

Pauline Cooper-Ioelu | Senior Tutor
Course Director  

Dr. Gülay Dalgic | Professional Teaching Fellow
Course Co-ordinator

Capabilities Developed in this Course

Capability 3: Knowledge and Practice
Capability 4: Critical Thinking
Capability 5: Solution Seeking
Capability 6: Communication
Capability 7: Collaboration

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explore educational theories relating to the design and facilitation of online courses in clinical teaching contexts. (Capability 3 and 4)
  2. Identify and critically evaluate relevant research and literature relating to the design and facilitation of online courses in clinical teaching contexts. (Capability 3, 4 and 6)
  3. Apply learning theory and current research to the design, delivery and facilitation of blended and online teaching and learning contexts. (Capability 3, 5, 6 and 7)
  4. Justify course and curricula choices based on the evidence and a sound educational rationale (Capability 3, 4 and 6)
  5. Reflect on the ways that innovative teaching approaches and creative practice can be assessed and evaluated, as well as the appropriateness of these methods in different clinical teaching contexts. (Capability 3 and 4)
  6. Assess the quality of the design and facilitation of online activities. (Capability 3 and 4)


Assessment Type Percentage Classification
Literature Review 30% Individual Coursework
Design, deliver, and review an online teaching module 30% Individual Coursework
Discussions 20% Individual Coursework
Reflective Essay 20% Individual Coursework
Assessment Type Learning Outcome Addressed
1 2 3 4 5 6
Literature Review
Design, deliver, and review an online teaching module
Reflective Essay

Workload Expectations

This course is a standard 15pt point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.

For this course, you can expect 1-hour synchronous zoom per two-week module, 1 hour to post on the discussion board 3 hours of reading and thinking about the content and 5 hours of work on assignments and/or test preparation.

Delivery Mode


Participation is expected during the semester including online discussion boards and during synchronous online sessions.
The course will include live online events including group discussions and student-led teaching sessions but these will not be recorded and are designed to support your learning throughout the semester. The time and day of the synchronous sessions will be arranged to suit participants on this course.  All course modules will be available at course commencement. This course runs to the University semester timetable and all the associated completion dates and deadlines will apply.

Learning Resources

Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).

Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.

Student Feedback

At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.

Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.

Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.

The course is reviewed each year based on the feedback from the previous year's cohort.

Academic Integrity

The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed for potential plagiarism or other forms of academic misconduct, using computerised detection mechanisms.

Class Representatives

Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.

Inclusive Learning

All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.

Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website

Special Circumstances

If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.

If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page

This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.

Learning Continuity

In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.

The delivery mode may change depending on COVID restrictions. Any changes will be communicated through Canvas.

Student Charter and Responsibilities

The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter


Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.

In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.

Published on 06/11/2023 10:05 a.m.