NURS 7013 Clinical Supervision in Health Care

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401139

Coordinator Robyn Bowcock Opens in new window

Description This unit aims to provide students with foundational knowledge related to clinical supervision. Clinical supervision is a supportive formal process which enables health care professionals to develop and improve practice, thus potentially improving outcomes for services and service users. Students will explore various models and theories which underpin clinical supervision, and the principles of effective supervision, including legal, ethical and professional considerations. Students will be encouraged to develop skills in self-awareness and reflective practice and to apply these skills to enhance professional growth and outcomes for service users.

School Nursing & Midwifery

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify and describe the various models of clinical supervision
  2. Apply ethical and legal principles, professional codes and standards to the practice of clinical supervision
  3. Critically analyse the role of clinical supervision in professional, organisational and personal development, and outcomes for consumers
  4. Critically reflect on practice issues to demonstrate capacity for self-awareness and problem solving skills.

Subject Content

Module 1
- introduction to clinical supervision
- Differentiating clinical supervision from other forms of supervision
Module 2
- theoretical underpinnings
- Models of clinical supervision
- practical approaches to The implementation of clinical supervision
Module 3
- principles of effective clinical supervision
- Ethical considerations in clinical supervision
- legal Issues in clinical supervision
- professional responsibilities in clinical supervision
Module 4
- Understanding relationships
- developing skills for self-awareness and reflection
- reflective practice, Modifying responses, and Problem solving


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Essay 2500 words 50 N Individual
Critical reflection 2500 words 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • There is no essential textbook.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1



Subject Contact Robyn Bowcock Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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