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NS5342 - Principles of Education for the Health Professional

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Understanding the theories and models that underpin teaching and learning are of great importance for an educator. This subject introduces the most prominent theories in adult learning, and explores the ways in which they apply to a healthcare context. The student will explore their own philosophy of teaching and learning, and apply education theory to the practice of teaching. The subject culminates with the development of a teaching plan that will enable the student to apply theory to their own practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Plan teaching for adult learning in a clinical context;
  • Develop a lesson plan for adult education;
  • Apply principles of evaluation as part of a quality improvement cycle;
  • Reflect on and describe a personal teaching philosophy;
  • Apply theories of education and adult learning to the health context.


JCU Online, External, Study Period 83
Census Date 16-May-2019
Coordinator: Ms Marie Bodak
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Ms Marie Bodak, Dr Susan Edwards.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU
Assessment: oral presentation (40%); teaching plan (50%); reflection (10%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.