HLT541 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting (8)

The role, responsibilities and attributes of the clinical educator will be explored in this subject with emphasis on the production of an inclusive positive learning environment. Students will build on the theoretical perspectives of teaching and learning and assessment introduced in HLT539 Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Clinical Education and HLT540 Assessment in Clinical Education. The use of simulation and emerging technology and the recognition that clinical reasoning is the core of clinical practice will be central to teaching and learning in the clinical setting. Students will be encouraged to become active participants in learning communities by reflecting on their own personal experiences of teaching and learning. They will also be encouraged to reflect on experiences in their own professional organisations as well as that of health professionals in other disciplines.


Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HLT541. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School 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 the role, responsibilities and attributes of the clinical educator.
  • be able to source the best evidence to plan and implement student centred teaching and learning experiences.
  • be able to develop participant outcomes, aligned learning objectives, teaching content, resources and methods in teaching programs.
  • be able to utilise simulation to teach content, assess progress, develop clinical reasoning skills and facilitate learner development of psychomotor and communication skills.
  • be able to demonstrate teaching knowledge and skills.
  • be able to identify and appraise the process and practice of clinical reasoning as it relates to teaching and learning in the clinical setting.
  • be able to create a positive interactive learning environment.
  • be able to actively participate in learning communities to explore and reflect on their own learning and engage in constructive debate and inter professional learning.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The role, responsibilities and attributes of the clinical educator.
  • Teaching and learning strategies.
  • Simulation learning in the clinical setting
  • Use of evidence in teaching and learning
  • Clinical reasoning.
  • Learning communities.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HLT541 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Discussion article submission
Plan, implement and evaluate an education session

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.