Technology for Education in Clinical Healthcare (EdTech) - PDM1104

Learners of today have a different relationship with technology than you may have. The digital landscape provides exciting opportunities for educators to embrace the EdTech movement, and to create learning modules that can excite and motivate your learners. The implementation of technology in our teaching often involves thinking very differently about our current educational practices and imagining new ways of working.

In this interactive online course, you will learn about and apply commonly used and intuitive technologies that will assist you to creatively and effectively design your teaching activities, and to optimise their educational value to your students and trainees. We will consider the importance of human cognitive processing in eLearning and cover basic principles of educational design.

Our goal is that you play, explore, and have fun with the technology so that you are comfortable to incorporate the technologies effectively into your teaching from day one of the course.


Short course: $2,170
Micro-credential: $2,490


Monash staff: 10% discount
Monash alumni: 10% discount

Who should attend

This course is designed for health care educators interested in applying visual and social media, interactivity, video production and editing, gamification, and a range of other technologies to their educational practices in the university or clinical setting. It provides them with the skills needed to make use of current technology and social media tools to support teaching and learning. Participants learn how to use technology to create learning environments and materials that consider cognition and learning principles and therefore optimise learning. No prior experience with technology is necessary.

Learning outcomes

  • Design a range of technology enhanced learning artefacts such as short videos, adding interactivity to videos, infographics, audio recordings, animations, and flashcards.
  • Apply cognitive science and educational design principles to the design of your EdTech modules.
  • Evaluate the ability of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Implement appropriate use of technology to enhance learning activities inside and outside the classroom.
  • Use social media to engage your learners.

Accelerate your qualification

Participants who complete the micro-credential version of this professional development course can* receive 6 credit points towards the M4009 Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education or the M4008 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Simulation.

*Maximum credit limits and minimum course entry requirements apply, see the terms and conditions page for more details

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Course schedule

The course is delivered fully online over a 10-week period, with 8 weeks of active learning. Between weeks 4 and 5, you have a week to then consolidate the material.

Please see the course schedule for August 2022 below.

WeekTopicDates Live workshop
0 Course preparation week 22 - 26 August 2022 -
1 Instructional design 29 August - 2 September 2022 1 September 2022
2 Visual media 5 - 9 September 2022 8 September 2022
3 Cognition and learning 12 - 16 September 2022 15 September 2022
4 Interactivity19 - 30 September 202222 September 2022
Consolidation week
5 Technology for assessment3 - 7 October 20226 October 2022
6 Video production10 - 14 October 202213 October 2022
7 Engagement and synchronous learning17 - 21 October 202220 October 2022
8 Social media24 - 28 October 202227 October 2022

*There will be eight live sessions that will run Thursdays each week of active learning (weeks titled 1-8). Each workshop session will be 1:15 hours in duration.

Please note the live workshop sessions will be recorded and made available on the course learning management system, for participants who are unable to attend one or more sessions.

Assessment tasks

  • Digital learning intervention lesson plan and presentation: written component (1,500 words) (30%), video component (10%)
  • Educational software analysis (2,000 words) (30%)
  • Analytical paper (2,500 words) (30%)

How many hours a week would I be looking at as a commitment?

Participants are expected to commit an estimated 10-12 hours per week. However, participants may choose to spend more time or less on the course during some weeks depending on their other commitments (we provide a flexible learning experience).

How will the course content be presented?

Each week you will have access to required readings, videos and podcasts. You are expected to join online discussions and participate in small group work. While there are scheduled synchronous webinars, these are also recorded for later viewing. However, we encourage attendance to get the most out of the experience. We also have guest faculty contributing to the program so you will learn from experts from different professions

Do I have to attend all the live sessions? Will the live sessions be recorded?

It is recommended that participants attend the live sessions, as they assist with the learning process. However, if you are unable to attend the session, they will be recorded and made available to course participants following the session. A computer, laptop, or tablet with camera is recommended for best viewing of the live sessions.

Why would I do the course with assessment?

If you successfully complete this short course with assessment, you will gain 6-credit points towards the 24-credit point Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education.

What is the assessment structure? When are they due?

There are two small pre-course tasks (a lesson proposal and a short video introduction).

Assessment Task 1 is a written lesson plan (30%) and video presentation (10%), which you work on through the 8 weeks of the course - worth 40% in total

Assessment Task 2 is a written analysis of a software or technology that you choose (2000 word limit) - worth 30%

Assessment Task 3 is an analytical paper / literature review (2500 word limit) - worth 30%

Technology for Education in Clinical Healthcare (EdTech) is approved for 80 ACEM CPD hours
COLLEGE OF INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE (CICM)This course in accredited for 22.5 hours of various CICM CPD categories including Category 1B: Active or Interactive Self Learning – 2 points per hour, Category 2B: Active or Interactive Small Group Learning - 2 points per hour, Category 4A: Teaching and Training – 1 point per hour and Category 5B: Personal Advancement – 1 point per hour.

Terms and conditions