Educating Health Professionals

Becoming a University Teacher

  • Stephen Loftus
  • Tania Gerzina
  • Joy Higgs
  • Megan Smith
  • Elaine Duffy

Part of the Practice, Education, Work and Society book series (PEWS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen Loftus, Tania Gerzina
      Pages 3-14
    3. Megan Smith, Joy Higgs
      Pages 15-22
    4. Tania Gerzina, Kirsty Foster
      Pages 23-32
  3. Health Professional Education in Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Gary D. Rogers, Dawn Forman
      Pages 35-48
    3. Olanrewaju Sorinola, Tania Gerzina, Jill Thistlethwaite
      Pages 49-60
    4. Edwina Adams, Patricia Logan, Doreen Rorrison, Graham Munro
      Pages 61-70
    5. David Prideaux, Iris Lindemann, Anaise Cottrell
      Pages 71-82
    6. Joy Higgs
      Pages 83-92
    7. Peter O’Meara, Susan Furness
      Pages 93-102
    8. Megan Smith, Tracy Levett-Jones
      Pages 103-112
  4. Teaching and Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Stephen Loftus, Anthony McKenzie
      Pages 115-128
    3. Joy Higgs, Edwina Adams
      Pages 129-144
    4. Marcia Devlin, Helen Larkin
      Pages 145-158
    5. Chris Roberts, Stephen Loftus
      Pages 159-172
    6. Elaine Duffy, Wayne (Colin) Rigby
      Pages 173-184
    7. Hugh Barr, Julia Coyle
      Pages 185-196
  5. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Maree Donna Simpson, Narelle Patton
      Pages 199-210
    3. Maree Donna Simpson, Teresa Swirski, Narelle Patton, Joy Higgs
      Pages 211-222
    4. Nigel Gribble, Alma Dender
      Pages 223-234
    5. Michelle Lincoln, Sue McAllister
      Pages 235-244
    6. Sandra West, Melinda J. Lewis, Mary-Helen Ward
      Pages 245-254
    7. Peter Hani Tawfik Cosman
      Pages 255-268
    8. Megan Smith, Stephen Loftus, Tracy Levett-Jones
      Pages 269-276
    9. Andrew Kilgour, Tania Gerzina, Mike Keppell, Janet Gerzina
      Pages 277-286
    10. Patricia McCabe, Belinda Kenny
      Pages 287-296
    11. Claire Macrae, Susie Schofield, Rola Ajjawi
      Pages 297-310
  6. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Elaine Duffy, Megan Smith
      Pages 313-322
    3. Stephen Loftus, Joy Higgs
      Pages 323-333
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 335-339

About this book


This book is for health professionals who are becoming involved in the education of people entering their professions. It introduces many of the challenges that educators must engage with in the twenty-first century; challenges that will preoccupy our attention for many years to come. The world of professional practice in healthcare is changing and the education we provide to prepare people for that practice is also changing. How do we prepare professional practitioners for this changing world? How do we prepare them for the changes that are yet to come? What challenges and changes do they need to be aware of? How do we prepare educators – both academics and workplace educators for these challenges? This volume opens up and articulates the issues we face in preparing people to enter the contemporary world of healthcare. Experienced educators should also find much of interest in these pages. Practice-based education provides an overarching framework for consideration of the issues involved. There are five sections in the book: - Section 1: Introduction - Section 2: Health Professional Education in Context - Section 3: Teaching and Research - Section 4: Case Studies - Section 5: Future Directions


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen Loftus
    • 1
  • Tania Gerzina
    • 2
  • Joy Higgs
    • 3
  • Megan Smith
    • 4
  • Elaine Duffy
    • 5
  1. 1.The Education For Practice InstituteCharles Sturt UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of DentistryThe University of SydneyAustralia
  3. 3.The Education For Practice InstituteCharles Sturt UniversityAustralia
  4. 4.Faculty of ScienceCharles Sturt UniversityAustralia
  5. 5.School of Nursing and MidwiferyGriffith UniversityAustralia

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