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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 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
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Jeni Grubb (Gippsland), Ms Jill French (Peninsula)


Education is a key part of the work of health care professionals through provision of patient, peer and student teaching. Understanding teaching and learning theories and approaches is fundamental to delivering effective teaching. This unit aims to introduce students to teaching and learning for clinical practice. It will explore theory underpinning teaching and learning as well as provide opportunities for skills development in planning and delivering teaching


On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss contexts where education is provided in clinical practice;
  2. critique educational theory and its relationship to teaching and learning practices;
  3. outline factors that impact on effective teaching and learning;
  4. describe approaches for planning, evaluating and assessing teaching and learning;
  5. evaluate the role of education in health promotion;
  6. conduct effective basic teaching sessions; and
  7. reflect upon their own perspectives on teaching and learning.


Essay: 60%
Written teaching plan: 40%
Peer teaching session: (hurdle requirement)- Students must pass this hurdle requirement to pass the unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Jill French

Contact hours

Two hour lecture per week
One hour tutorial per week
2 - 4 hours private study