Leading, Teaching, Mentoring and Clinical Supervision for Health Professionals


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.


Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2016


  • Semester 2 - 2016


  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to leadership in the contemporary health care environment

2. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to adult learning principles and teaching practices

3. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to mentorship, preceptorship and clinical supervision


Module 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


NURS3106 Pre-Requisite and requirements for Bachelor of Nursing 11725 and Bachelor of Midwifery 12200 programs.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essay, Learning Resource or Reflection

Presentation: Oral presentation

Quiz: Quizzes

Contact Hours

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst, Ourimbah and Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term