HLSC305 - Facilitating Learning in Clinical Settings

10 cp
Prerequisite HLSC122 Evidence in Health Care
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

It is a requirement that all healthcare professionals to be clinical learning facilitators as well as practitioners. Clinical settings provide distinctive learning experiences and opportunities for beginning practitioners. Practitioners require a concrete understanding of current educational theory, learning and teaching processes and models of clinical education and supervision to be able to foster effective and safe learning environments. Learning in the clinical setting needs to be planned, structured, managed, coordinated, assessed and evaluated in order for beginning practitioners to become competent health care professionals who are influential and proactive in attaining the greatest outcomes for the patient and the profession.

This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills to facilitate clinical learning of individuals and small groups. Selected models of clinical supervision and clinical reasoning will be critically examined in relation to simulated and real health workplace settings as they apply to the student’s respective health discipline or specialty area. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to demonstrate adaptable and flexible professional expertise through the formulation and implementation of learning activities to enhance clinical learning in paramedic practice.