Unit description

Develops knowledge and skills centred on the preparation and delivery of professional experience education for nursing and other health disciplines. Explores issues pertinent to the facilitator’s responsibilities in balancing an optimal education experience for the student with quality professional advice and services.  Analyses and synthesizes a range of contemporary adult learning theories which are integrated into the unit through discussion and reflection.

Unit content

Topic 1: The broad landscape of professional experience learning in a clinical setting

Topic 2. Managing the learning environment for patient safety

Topic 3. Teaching and applying critical reflection of professional experience education

Topic 4. The inclusion of the patient’s voice in professional experience education

Topic 5. Providing and monitoring the students’ application of the feedback they are provided

Topic 6. Assessing students’ work at the point of patient care

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 5

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 wks)
Reflective writing15%
Reflective writing25%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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