Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Jill French (Peninsula)


Provides an examination of contemporary issues impacting upon nursing and midwifery education within continually changing tertiary and health care settings. The unit also exposes students to a range of theoretical underpinnings that impact upon the educational process in nursing and midwifery, with emphasis placed on theories from nursing, midwifery and educational theorists. Students will apply classroom learning to teaching practice through participation in practicum that will include both classroom and clinical teaching experience.


On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. analyse different contexts in which education occurs in nursing and midwifery;
  2. explore the teaching roles undertaken by nurses and midwives within educational and clinical practice settings;
  3. identify the characteristics of specific educational roles including nurse/midwife academic, clinical teacher, preceptor, and mentor;
  4. examine contemporary issues impacting upon education in nursing and midwifery;
  5. apply a range of educational and nursing and midwifery theories to different nursing education contexts through the delivery of classroom and clinical teaching sessions;
  6. plan and implement classroom and clinical teaching sessions;
  7. evaluate a range of resources that may be utilised in the delivery of nursing and midwifery education;
  8. actively participate in the delivery of nursing/midwifery education sessions; and
  9. examine methods by which both clinical and academic education may be evaluated.


Essay 40%
Reflective Journal 20%
Practicum 20%
Fieldwork report 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Lisa McKenna