Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
OfferedNotting Hill First semester (extended) 2015 (Off-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Ms Fiona Kent


This unit will involve participants in the development of their teaching skills, including the theoretical aspects of teaching and learning in a variety of settings.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Plan teaching and learning for a variety of contexts demonstrating participant-centred principles including preparation of learning objectives, teaching resources, aligned objectives, instructional methods and participant outcomes;
  2. Demonstrate competence as a teacher and the ability to reflect constructively on own skill and that of others;
  3. Compare and contrast individual perspectives on teaching and learning with a range of theoretical models;
  4. Analyse a range of contemporary practices in health professional education with particular reference to the implications of learner diversity, flexible delivery and teaching development;
  5. Compare different educational approaches across a variety of health professions and consider strengths and weaknesses in relation to own teaching practice.


Teaching practical and plan (30%)
Teaching sequence plan (2,500 words) (50%)
Teaching philosophy (1,000 words) (20%)

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off-campus with compulsory study days.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study