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HLT542 Professional Practice in Clinical Education (8)

Abstract

The changing health care environment and workforce requirements have increased the need for clinical educators to take a leadership role through education in influencing health care practice. In this subject students will explore transformational leadership and review models of practice to plan for change in the clinical setting. An increased understanding of the role of reflection in practice as well as that of mentor and facilitator of learning will equip the student to create a rich clinical learning environment. The need for continuing professional development by health professionals to maintain and develop their knowledge and skills in their discipline area will be addressed.

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Session 2
OnlineBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HLT542
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Assumed Knowledge

Health professionals with knowledge and experience who have an interest in clinical education.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and appraise how transformational leadership can contribute to change through education.
  • be able to critically appraise the influence of the health care system, the clinical environment and models of care on teaching and learning in the clinical setting.
  • be able to critically appraise the effect of teaching and learning initiatives in the clinical setting.
  • be able to identify and appraise the role of reflection in professional practice.
  • be able to critically appraise the theories, methods and models of critical reflection.
  • be able to utilise critical reflection to initiate strategies to improve clinical teaching and learning.
  • be able to identify, appraise and implement models of clinical supervision, preceptorship, clinical companion, mentoring and clinical facilitation.
  • be able to identify and apply continuing professional development opportunities which meet professional learning needs and contributes to professional practice in clinical education.
  • be able to utilise strategies to provide evidence of continuing professional education.
  • be able to demonstrate competence in the use of computer technology in teaching and learning.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The e-Professional Portfolio - a tool to provide evidence of continuing professional development and learning.
  • Transformational leadership and models of practice in clinical education - planning for change.
  • Models of care - the health care system and the clinical environment. Impact on teaching and learning.
  • Evaluation of the impact of teaching and learning in the clinical setting.
  • Critical reflection in professional practice - theories, methods and models. Critical reflection strategies to improve clinical teaching and learning.
  • Models for clinical supervision - preceptorship, clinical companion, mentoring and clinical facilitation. Challenges and innovation in educational supervision.
  • Continuing professional development assessment and registration in health professionals - opportunities in clinical education.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 20 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.