Teaching in Practice Settings

Subject code: NS5343:03

This subject will focus on the application of key theories and specific strategies related to teaching for health professionals in the clinical setting. Topics include the components of the clinical learning cycle, how learning is facilitated through experiential learning in clinical settings and how reflective practice can be incorporated into clinical learning.

You will explore the following topics:

  • Planning for clinical teaching
  • Teaching procedural skills
  • Teaching in the clinical setting
  • Teaching with simulated patients
  • Group teaching
  • “Just in time” teaching, teaching on the run, and making the most of teachable moments.

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  • Adapt and apply specialised knowledge, skills and technical competencies across a variety of health contexts
  • Expertly communicate using high-level written and oral language skills
  • Reflect on practice of self and others to ensure quality and promote an environment of excellence in healthcare
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and evaluate a range of data and evidence to provide solutions to complex nursing problems
  • Advance knowledge through the generation of evidence relevant to their specialist area
  • Transform practice through the skilful application of advanced knowledge, relevant evidence and leadership skills.


Procedural skill teaching analysis (due week 3): 20%
Development of procedural checklist for teaching a clinical skill (due week 4): 30%
Discussion paper (due week 6): 40%
“Just in time” teaching plan (due week 7): 10%.

This subject is part of the Nurse Education major in the online Master of Nursing.

Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your JCU Online student advisor on 1300 535 919 for more information based on your particular circumstances.

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