NUR3003 - Education for clinical practice - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Chief examiner(s)

Judy Clayton


Judy Clayton (Clayton and Peninsula)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


NUR1101 or NUR1010; and NUR1203 or NUR1102.


Must be enrolled in courses 0727 or 4514.


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 will be able to:

  1. Evaluate contexts where education is provided in clinical practice and the factors that impact on effective teaching and learning
  2. Critique relevant educational theories and their relationship to teaching and learning practices
  3. Choose and justify approaches for planning, evaluating and assessing teaching and learning.
  4. Evaluate the role of education in health promotion
  5. Apply the principles of team dynamics and group processes in an interprofessional workshop
  6. Conduct a peer teaching session and reflect upon their own perspectives on teaching and learning.


  • Peer teaching preparation and lesson plan (2,500 words) (45%)
  • Essay (2,500 words) (45%)
  • Teaching practical - reflective lesson plan annotation (1,000 words) (10%)

Hurdle requirement:

Interprofessional workshop (full day)

Attendance at 80% of all scheduled unit tutorials is required to pass this unit unless documentary evidence (such as a medical certificate, relevant death notice, etc.) is provided.

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

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