Supervisor Professional Development Program (SPDP)

The online Supervisor Professional Development Program (SPDP) is a 3 part program designed and developed specifically for Supervisors. This program provides Supervisors skills and knowledge required to supervise RACP trainees.

Online courses take place across a 5-week period. This format focuses on learning with peers through discussion and allows for time flexibility. We recommend 10-20min blocks at a time with ~1-2 hours per week, depending on how involved you decide to be.

Courses do not need to be completed in sequential order.
Dates for 2021 are listed below. To register your interest for the relevant course(s), head to the SPDP website .

The 2022 schedule will be made available later this year.

SPDP1: Practical Skills for Supervisors

08 Mar - 13 Apr
12 Jul - 16 Aug

Practical Skills for Supervisors covers important topic areas including setting the culture for learning, giving, and receiving feedback in challenging situations.

  1. Orientation
  2. Setting the Culture for Learning
  3. Giving Feedback
  4. Feedback in Challenging Situations
  5. Summary and Evaluation

SPDP2: Teaching & Learning in Healthcare

26 Apr - 01 June
16 Aug - 21 Sep

Teaching & Learning in Healthcare Settings offers a range of teaching strategies to manage and overcome challenges supervisors face in a complex healthcare setting.

  1. Orientation
  2. Challenges facing educators in healthcare settings
  3. Strategies for teaching in a complex environment
  4. Confronting underlying and system issues - the environment
  5. Confronting underlying and system issues - the adverse event

SPDP3: Work-based Learning and Assessment

31 May - 06 Jul
05 Oct - 10 Nov
15 Nov - 21 Dec

Work-based Learning and Assessment will cover a range of topics like goal settings and learning tools, how to provide effective feedback, and make evidence-based judgments within the healthcare setting.

  1. Orientation
  2. Goal setting
  3. Learn and gather evidence
  4. Making evidence-based judgements
  5. Reflect and prepare

RACP CPD Participants can earn CPD credits (3 credits per hour) in Category 2 for the time they spend on the online SPDP resource.

If you are looking for face-to-face workshops, visit the RACP website .

Frequently asked questions

Supervision in healthcare settings is complex. It involves dealing with the many challenges of balancing service commitment with teaching of trainees and medical students at varying levels. The course offers a range of teaching strategies to manage and overcome challenges supervisors face in a complex healthcare setting. These strategies include, planning for learning, differentiated instructions for multi-level groups, and using effective teaching techniques such as questioning. It also provides opportunities to consider some of the cultural aspects of healthcare settings which impact on learning, including the hidden curriculum, tribalism and the need for effective role modelling.

Enrolment is now closed. Please register for future courses via the SPDP website.

 

Format: The course runs for 5 weeks. In each week, a series of videos are presented, which provide topics for discussion. A range of discussion activities, questions, quizzes, polls and role plays are to be completed. The discussion activities are supported by a team of moderators and a Fellow facilitator. The course will be available between (course date).


Modules

  1. Introduction to Teaching & Learning in Healthcare Settings
  2. Challenges facing educators in healthcare settings
  3. Strategies for teaching in a complex environment
  4. Confronting underlying and system issues - the environment
  5. Confronting underlying and system issues - the adverse event

Learning outcomes

By completing this course you should be able to:

  1. Outline the challenges supervisors face in the healthcare setting.
  2. Discuss the strategies supervisors can use to maximise teaching opportunities.
  3. Evaluate personal attitudes, beliefs and behaviours and their influence on supervisory practice.
  4. Assess workplace culture issues that can affect education experiences.

Work-based Learning and Assessment is a 5 week, online facilitated course. As one of three Supervisor Professional Development Program courses, it covers important topic areas including the learning and assessment cycle, and determining trainee performance and progression based on evidence of learning and achievement.

Please use the provided enrolment key to enrol in this course. If you do not have one, please contact online.facilitation@racp.edu.au.

 

Tags: Category 2 Educational activities

Format: The course will run for 5 weeks. In each week, a series of videos are presented which provide topics for discussion. A range of discussion activities, questions, quizzes, polls and role plays are to be completed. The discussion activities are supported by a team of moderators and a Fellow facilitator.


Modules

  1. Introduction to Work-based Learning and Assessment
  2. Goal setting
  3. Learn and gather evidence
  4. Making evidence-based judgements
  5. Reflect and prepare

Learning outcomes

By completing this course you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the purpose and importance of work-based learning and assessment.
  2. Analyse the process of planning for learning and assessment.
  3. Identify challenges and solutions associated with work-based assessment in a complex environment.
  4. Draw on evidence of learning and achievement to determine overall performance and progression.

We understand that for many participants this will be their first time taking part in an online SPDP course, so we have compiled some frequently asked questions to help you get started.

If you require any further assistance throughout the course, please email the Online Facilitation team at online.facilitation@racp.edu.au and we will be happy to assist.