Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - 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
Organisational UnitSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
OfferedBairnsdale First semester 2015 (Day)
Berwick First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Lisa McKenna (Clayton), Ms Robyn Eames (Berwick), Mr Cliff Connell (Peninsula), Ms Anita Raymond (Gippsland)


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.


Upon successful 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. participate in a 3 hour IPL delirium workshop;
  7. conduct effective basic peer teaching sessions; and
  8. reflect upon their own perspectives on teaching and learning.


Peer teaching preparation (40%)
Essay (1,500 words) (40%)
Reflective activity (1,000 words) (20%)

Peer teaching practical
IPL Delirium workshop
90% Tutorial attendance.

Workload requirements

  • Two (2) hours of lecture per week
  • One (1) hour of tutorial per week
  • Two (2) - four (4) hours private study per week
  • Plus hurdle requirements.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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



Must be enrolled in courses 0727 or 4514.