Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Health Professional student supervision

 
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Supervising students can at times seem an overwhelming task, particularly if you are participating in cross discipline supervision. There are a variety of national and international resources available to support you. The following links provide access to some of these resources.

  1. TELL Centre
  2. Health Workforce Australia Clinical Supervision Support Program
  3. University of British Columbia, College for Health Professional, Website for Practice Educators
  4. The Nursing Centre
  5. Effective mentoring
  6. Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  7. Medical Board of Australia
  8. Pharmacy Board of Australia

TELL Centre

TELL is the acronym for Teach, Educate, Learn, Lead. The TELL Centre's aim is to create a community of practice for learners and teachers. The Centre is an initiative of the School of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Western Australia. Traditionally the health professional teaching and supervision programs have been delivered through face-to-face workshops. Through TELL, ‘Teaching On The Run’ (TOTR) has now been successfully adapted to blended learning where there is an online component to support the face-to-face workshops and more recently ‘Learning On The Run’ (LOTR) to a fully online version

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Health Workforce Australia Clinical Supervision Support Program

The aim of the Clinical Supervision Support Program (CSSP) of Health Workforce Australia (HWA) is to expand clinical supervision capacity and competence across the educational and training continuum, inclusive of Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, professional entry to postgraduate students and vocational trainees, for medicine, nursing and midwifery, dental and allied health professions by supporting measures:

  • to prepare and train clinical supervisors;
  • to deliver and develop a competent clinical supervision workforce, which delivers quality training.

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University of British Columbia, College for Health Professional, Website for Practice Educators

This resource site has been developed for all health and human service professionals. The information and resources are meant to be for preceptors, mentors, coaches, managers, instructors, field supervisors and other roles within practice education.

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Effective mentoring

A Sage publication [PDF; 1.5Mb] chapter on effective mentoring.

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Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia approves codes and guidelines to provide assistance to the professions. These also help to clarify our views and expectations on a range of issues.

The Board has approved codes and guidelines on the following:

  • ANMC Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse
  • ANC Principles for the assessment of National Competency Standards for Registered and Enrolled Nurses
  • Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses
  • Code of Ethics of Nurses
  • Decision Making Framework

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Medical Board of Australia

The Medical Board of Australia has developed codes and guidelines to guide the profession. These also help to clarify the Board's expectations on a range of issues.

The Board has approved codes and guidelines on the following:

  • Medical Registration-What does it mean? Who should be registered?
  • Good Medical Practice
  • Medical-Guidelines for Mandatory Notifications
  • Medical Guidelines for Advertising of Regulated Health Services
  • Guidelines-Supervised Practice for Limited Registration Sexual Boundaries:Guidelines for doctors
  • Guidelines for Technology Based Patient Consultations

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Pharmacy Board of Australia

The Pharmacy Board of Australia has developed codes and guidelines to provide guidance to the profession. These also help to clarify their views and expectations on a range of issues. Guidelines are approved by the National Board and can be used as evidence of what constitutes appropriate professional conduct or practice for pharmacy.

  • Pharmacy Guidelines on responsibilities of pharmacists when practicing as proprietors
  • Pharmacy Guidelines for dispensing of medicines
  • Pharmacy Guidelines on practice specific issues
  • Pharmacy Guidelines on specialised supply arrangements
  • Pharmacy Guidelines on continued professional development
  • Pharmacy Guidelines on mandatory notifications
  • Pharmacy Guidelines for advertising of regulated health services
  • Pharmacy Code of Conduct for registered health practitioners

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