Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 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
Organisational UnitSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
OfferedBairnsdale First semester 2013 (Day)
Berwick First semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2013 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Judith Lyons (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)

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: 0727 Bachelor of Nursing or 3562 Bachelor of Midwifery or 3892 Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedic)
3953 Bachelor of Nursing Practice and Bachelor of Midwifery or3963 Bachelor of Nursing Practice or 4506 Bachelor of Nursing (Community Health) or 4514 Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery