Leading, Teaching, Mentoring and Clinical Supervision for Health Professionals

Course code NURS3106Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

This course is premised on the belief that effective leadership, mentoring and clinical teaching can transform practice. It examines theories relevant to adult learning, leadership, mentorship, preceptorship and clinical supervision. Students will be provided with opportunities to integrate this knowledge into their own clinical practice and to reflect on and learn from this experience.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete this course will have demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to:
* leadership in the contemporary health care environment
* adult learning principles and clinical teaching practices
* mentorship, preceptorship and clinical supervision
ContentModule 1 - Leadership
* discuss the difference between leadership and management
* identify the attributes of an effective nursing or midwifery leader
* discuss the characteristics and utility of different leadership styles
* demonstrate understanding of the leadership role of the nurse/midwife in the current Australian health care context
* identify the factors that create positive and collaborative working relationships
* engage in self-reflection as a process to enhance one's understanding of their personal styles of communication
* identify how organisational cultures and management styles impact on communication, staff satisfaction, stress, morale, motivation and performance
* demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of conflict and how conflict is manifested in organisational contexts
* identify strategies and techniques useful in successful negotiation and conflict management

Module 2 - Clinical teaching
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:
* discuss adult learning theories
* explain how adult leaning theories can be used in clinical teaching
* identify a variety of teaching strategies appropriate to the goals and context of a teaching session
* demonstrate an understanding of the factors that affect learning in various contexts and modify teaching strategies accordingly
* conduct a learning needs analysis
* design a teaching resource or session based upon a needs analysis
* evaluate the effectiveness of teaching resources or sessions
* examine the issue of teaching and learning in terms of nurses'/midwives' responsibilities for ongoing professional education of themselves and others

Module 3- Mentoring, preceptoring and clinical supervision
Successful completion of this module will enable you to:
* define the roles and discuss the characteristics of effective mentors and preceptors
* identify the purpose of mentoring, preceptoring and clinical supervision
* demonstrate understanding of the principles and practice of effective clinical supervision
* demonstrate understanding of the responsibilities of both parties in a clinical supervision relationship
Replacing Course(s)The Nurse as Educator/Manager (NURS3560)
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNot Applicable
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsLearning Contract A
Essays / Written AssignmentsLearning Contract B
Other: (please specify)Learning Resource Development
Presentations - IndividualOral Presentation
Contact HoursLecture: for 4 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery

A pass or higher grade in all 1000 level courses
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NURS3106