Integrating clinical education, practice and learning in the clinical workplace

April 9, 2013 9:45 – 11:15am

Ian Graham, MBBS; M. Health Planning; FRACMA
Grampians Rural Health Alliance

The ICEPaL (Integrated Clinical Education Practice and Learning) framework has been developed to align the educational, professional development and information technology strategies of universities, colleges, health services and practices. The framework recognises the complexity of the clinical workplace and the need to better integrate medical education and training, life- long learning and day to day clinical practice. Under four major domains, the framework identifies a total of 12 key applications, each underpinned by a primary learning object. These aggregatable objects define the structure of a digital media repository and can be used for the exchange of information and managing workflows between applications and systems: " Education and Training: eCurriculum (Competency Object); eAssessment (Assessment Object); ePortfolio (Activity Object). " Practice: ePractice (Entrustable Professional Activity Object); eAudit (Clinical Event Object); eCollaboration (Professional Profile Object). " Resources: ePortal (Role Object); eContent (SCORM Object); eSimulation (Virtual Patient Object). " Life-long Learning: eCommunication (Bulletin Object); eCalendar (Calendar Object); ePerformance (Performance Object). A proof of concept study is being undertaken in a major Australian medical college and a representative group of health services. This presentation would be suitable for a panel session or could be expanded into a plenary presentation.