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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

3 points, SCA Band 1, 0.0625 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedDenott Second semester (extended) 2011 (HILL)
Denott Term 2 2011 (HILL)
Denott Term 4 2011 (HILL)
Nott First semester (extended) 2011 (HILL)
Coordinator(s)Dr Elizabeth Molloy


This unit will develop the participant's understanding of supervisory models that exist
within health professional education, namely clinical supervision, preceptorship and mentoring. It will explore innovations and best practice in this area within different health professional groups. Participants will evaluate supervisory models in their own disciplines and compare and contrast to other health professional groups as it applies to their own teaching context.


On completion of this unit participants will be able to:

  1. Define clinical supervision, preceptorship and mentoring and compare and contrast these different supervisory within health professional education.
  2. Examine barriers and drivers to change in educational innovation in supervision;
  3. Analyse the implications of the implementation of a review or change to the supervisory model used within their current teaching or workplace setting;


Supervision model analysis (40%)
Supervision model change implementation plan (50%)
Teaching portfolio (10%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Liz Molloy

Contact hours

Off-campus students:
Six (6) hours per week