Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedBairnsdale First semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Jacinta Secomb (GIPPSLAND), Meredith McIntyre (PENINSULA) TBA (BERWICK)


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 are expected to 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(2) hours of lecture per week
One (1) hour of tutorial per week
Two (2) - four (4) hours private study per week


Only available to students enrolled in: Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing Practice, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Nursing Practice/Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Nursing Community Health, Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Emergency Health