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NS5406 - Clinical Teaching in Nursing

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition

This subject will focus on specific strategies related to clinical teaching in nursing. The topics include the components of the clinical learning cycle, how learning is facilitated through clinical practice and how reflective practice can be incorporated in clinical learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the components of the clinical learning cycle and how learning takes place at each point in the cycle;
  • describe the impact of reflective practice on the clinical experience of students;
  • describe the role of the clinical teacher throughout the clinical learning cycle;
  • discuss evaluation and feedback related to clinical teaching and learning;
  • discuss what influences the components of the clinical learning cycle;
  • outline specific strategies that can be utilised by the clinical teacher to facilitate learning.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Dr Lea Budden.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments.

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.