Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

CLINED 713 - Clinical Supervision

15 Points

Semester 1


This course explores theories of workplace learning and models of supervision of students and trainees in the clinical workplace so students understand the different roles of clinical supervisors, and develop knowledge and skills to improve the effectiveness of clinical supervision in their own context.

This is a 15 point elective course for all the clinical education programmes. It is offered as a distancelearning course in a fully online format. 

Aims of the course

The course focuses on the process of supervision and the role of the supervisor and is of particular interest to clinicians involved in supervision of trainees in specialist programmes, and of junior doctors, nurses and other health professionals in the clinical environment.

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the processes involved in workplace learning 
  • understand the different roles of the clinical supervisor 
  • explore how clinical supervision can promote professional development of trainees 
  • develop strategies to manage the tensions of the supervisory relationship 
  • identify and evaluate interventions to improve clinical supervision in the workplace 


There will be three assignments to complete. All the assignments will relate to the students’ own clinical context to the research methodology theories and practices.

Learning resources

There is a reading list for each module, most of which will be available online. Please contact teaching staff for furtehr information. 


Students are strongly encouraged to attend the workshop, which will be held at the Grafton campus.

Teaching staff