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MEU9007 - Supervision in Health Professional Education

3 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.0625 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader(s): Ms Claire Palermo


Clayton First semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Clayton Summer semester A 2009 (Off-campus)


This unit will develop the participant's understanding of supervisory models that exist
within health professional education, namely clinical supervision, preceptorship and mentoring. It will explore innovations and best practice in this area within different health professional groups. Participants will evaluate supervisory models in their own disciplines and compare and contrast to other health professional groups as it applies to their own teaching context.


On completion of this unit participants will be able to:

  1. Define clinical supervision, preceptorship and mentoring and compare and contrast these different supervisory within health professional education.
  2. Examine barriers and drivers to change in educational innovation in supervision;
  3. Analyse the implications of the implementation of a review or change to the supervisory model used within their current teaching or workplace setting;


Supervision model analysis (40%)
Supervision model change implementation plan (50%)
Teaching portfolio (10%)

Contact hours

Off-campus students:
Six (6) hours per week

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