Learning conversations: Feedback and debriefing practices in clinical simulation - PDM1106

Effective communication can optimise learning. Although the concepts of feedback and debriefing are common in health professional education, they are practised variously and often from the learner/trainee perspective, the training is insufficient or simply not recognised. In this course, participants will examine how this type of communication – framed as learning conversations – can contribute to learning and teaching processes. We draw on literature from clinical supervision and simulation, where concepts of feedback and debriefing are framed to support professional development. We consider perspectives of learner/trainee and teacher/trainer and strategies for creating a safe learning environment and enabling honest communication in learning conversations.


$2090 (incl GST) without assessment
$2400 with assessment

Who should attend

This course is designed for anyone involved in supporting the development of students and professionals in health and social care, in both clinical and simulated environment.

Learning outcomes

  • Describe the role of feedback and debriefing in supporting learning.
  • Identify the range of settings in which learning conversations occur.
  • Recognise strategies to create safety for learning conversations.
  • Outline strategies to promote learner-initiated feedback.
  • Demonstrate learner-centred approaches to briefing.
  • Demonstrate specific debriefing approaches in diverse learning contexts.

Accelerate your qualification

Eligible participants who complete the assessed version of this short course can receive 6 credit points towards the M4008 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Simulation and M4009 Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education