NURS20166 - Learning and Teaching in the Clinical Setting

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course provides you with a comprehensive framework for planning, guiding and evaluating learning activities in the clinical setting. You will explore theories and concepts that underpin adult learning to support your teaching in the clinical environment. You will develop the skills and knowledge to foster a culture of learning that includes engagement with health professionals and others in the clinical setting, to share knowledge and practices that support person-centered care.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Workplace Project 50%
2. Reflective Practice Assignment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 38.46% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback survey qualitative section
Feedback
"This unit was relevant to my position at work, and relevant for nursing/ nursing leaders in general." AND "I enjoyed developing and presenting a teaching session. This felt like a very practical learning experience that I can continue to use during the advancement of my career."
Recommendation
Content will be reviewed and updated to ensure that the links to clinical practice remain current.
Action Taken
All content in the unit, including the assessment pieces and the learning resources, was reviewed and updated.
Source: Student feedback survey qualitative section
Feedback
"The teacher was awesome also, engaging with the students." AND "Adele is fantastic. She really helps us all to reach our goals. She is very understanding patient and a genuine person. Adele was always there for us by email and zoom and her support means so much"
Recommendation
Maintain communication with all students enrolled in the unit across the term.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator maintained close communication with students in the unit, providing scheduled Zoom sessions as well as opportunistic Zooms when necessary.
Source: Student feedback survey qualitative section
Feedback
"Enjoyed the unit. Everything well explained and easy to navigate." AND "I really enjoyed the readings"
Recommendation
Review and update unit profile as per policy and update the Moodle site, checking links work as well as provide links to updated resources.
Action Taken
The way in which Moodle and the resources were presented were updated to facilitate ease of use for students.
Source: Student feedback survey qualitative section
Feedback
"Clearer instructions, conflicting information in tasks."
Recommendation
Review all instructions, including assessment instructions in the unit, and through a process of peer review, ensure that instructions are clear in all areas of the unit profile, Moodle and other sections.
Action Taken
Assessment pieces were changed to more accurately assess the learning outcomes, with a focus on ensuring that the instructions and feedback were clear.
Source: Informal student communication
Feedback
Students enjoyed the range of learning resources provided
Recommendation
Review and update learning resources to ensure an interactive and engaging student experience.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply clinical education theoretical frameworks to your specialty
  2. Explain a philosophy for teaching practice relevant to the clinical context
  3. Construct an educational plan for a specific health/patient education context
  4. Conduct and evaluate a clinical educational session
  5. Examine the ethical and legal issues related to clinical teaching and learning.

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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Workplace Project
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Workplace Project
2 - Reflective Practice Assignment