TEACHING AND LEARNING IN NURSING PRACTICE

NSG5TLP

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject prepares clinicians for the roles of teacher, mentor, preceptor and clinical supervisor. Students will gain an understanding of the issues surrounding learning in the clinical environment and how to design learning encounters to minimise barriers and maximise learning outcomes. There will be the opportunity to observe, discuss, analyse and reflect upon contemporary clinical education practices and models. Modules within this unit will include philosophies and theories of teaching and learning, modes of supervision, ethical issues, assessment and feedback, and working within a clinician context.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKath Hoare

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in the following course: HMNSCO - Master of Nursing Science.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Where possible, students are encouraged to complete the level 4 subjects prior to enrolment in the level 5 subjects.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critique the philosophical and theoretical aspects of teaching and learning in a clinical setting.

Activities:
a. Examine your philosophy of teaching and learning in relation to teaching and learning in the clinical setting. b. Explore the theories of learning and their application to learning in the clinical setting c. Debate the principles of adult learning and how these characteristics can be utilized in clinical education. d. Review experiential learning theories and their relevance to clinical education.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

02. Compare a variety of approaches to clinical teaching and learning drawing on models and theories from literature.

Activities:
a. Describe philosophical approaches to clinical education b. Investigate different models of clinical supervision in the clinical setting and their learning outcomes including but not limited to preceptorship, mentorship, dedicated education units, faculty-students clinics. c. Examine how to craft the clinical experience to maximize learning. d. Explore the future of teaching and learning in the clinical setting.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

03. Investigate how various features and aspects of the teaching and learning environment can facilitate or hinder the education process.

Activities:
a. Describe how learning occurs within a clinical setting b. Examine the importance of peers in the learning process c. Explore student perceptions of learning in the clinical setting d. Describe the roles, rights and responsibilities of the educator students and other participants in the learning situation in the clinical setting. e. Describe how the organizational context can shape teaching and learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

04. Examine the clinical environment as a setting for learning

Activities:
a. Examine student learning needs on clinical placement b. Effectively manage various learning situations in the clinical settings whilst maintaining patient autonomy, confidentiality and safety c. Communicate effectively with a range of people to effectively select clinical activities for learning d. Employ teaching strategies in the clinical setting to promote learning outcomes e. Manage of difficult behaviors from staff or students. f. Critique your own practice using reflective approaches to promote self-development
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

05. Employ theoretical foundations to assess and feedback to promote student learning in the clinical setting

Activities:
a. Explore the principles and models of giving feedback to promote learning b. Employ principles of assessment to competently assess a student's performance in the clinical environment c. Utilise formative and summative assessments to promote learning outcomes d. Examine the resources available to assess learning in the clinical setting
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

06. Analyse the ethical issues related to teaching and learning within a clinical environment

Activities:
a. describe the rights of the student and the patient in clinical learning situations b. analyse the legal ramifications of student mistakes in learning situations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2019, Teaching Session 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacqueline McGregor

Class requirements

Directed Reading
One 144.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
"Fully online equivalent to 144 directed and self-directed learning hours. Delivered over 6 weeks."

Scheduled Online Class
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.
"6 x 1 hour blackboard collaborate tutorials"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500 word equivalent multimedia and digital presentation using specified media (or equivalent)30 02, 01, 03, 05, 04
One 1,500-word written task (or equivalent)30 06
One 2,000-word written task or examination (or equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2019, Teaching Session 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKath Hoare

Class requirements

Directed Reading
One 144.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.
"Fully online equivalent to 144 directed and self-directed learning hours. Delivered over 6 weeks."

Scheduled Online Class
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.
"6 x 1 hour blackboard collaborate tutorials"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500 word equivalent multimedia and digital presentation using specified media (or equivalent)30 02, 01, 03, 05, 04
One 1,500-word written task (or equivalent)30 06
One 2,000-word written task or examination (or equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05