Supervising Learning in Clinical Practice

The details
Health and Social Care (School of)
Southend Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 13 December 2024
07 September 2022


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC B740 Nursing (Adult),
BSC B740CO Nursing (Adult),
BSC B742 Nursing (Adult) (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B742CO Nursing (Adult) (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B760 Nursing (Mental Health),
BSC B760CO Nursing (Mental Health),
BSC B762 Nursing (Mental Health) (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B762CO Nursing (Mental Health) (Including Year Abroad),
MSCIB770 Nursing (Dual Award in Adult and Mental Health),
MSCIB770SO Nursing (Dual Award in Adult and Mental Health)

Module description

Preparation in the principles of supervision and feedback ensures that students are ready to act as practice supervisors and are ready to learn to become practice assessors at the point of registration. Students will consider approaches to clinical and practice supervision and how these contribute to the development of peers and learners. Students will have the opportunity to supervise and coach less experienced students in both practice and university-based/simulated setting (e.g. in Person-Centred Care 1 and selected other modules.)

Students will enhance and develop awareness of cultural competence, processes of constructive feedback, reflective appraisal and formative and summative assessment. They will be encouraged to develop approaches to coaching and supervision whilst considering how to challenge circumstances that impact upon the quality of a learning environment.

Module aims

This module enables students to develop proficiency in evidence-based approaches to coaching, supervision, feedback and assessment to support a range of learners in the clinical learning environment, as well as managing their own continuing

Module learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate effective supervisory and coaching practices when working with and facilitating the development of students and other learners.

2. Critically apply principles of providing, receiving and using constructive feedback in effective interpersonal learning environments and amongst professional and interprofessional teams.

3. Act as a role model for, and regularly seek constructive feedback on own performance from, others when providing nursing care, advocacy and support for people and colleagues.

4. Critically apply the principles and processes of making reasonable adjustments for learners, ensuring that adjustments comply with both legislative and professional regulatory requirements.

5. Monitor and evaluate the quality of care provided by others, and critically reflect upon the principles and application of processes used in performance development, performance review and performance management.

6. Contribute to supervision, debrief and team reflection activities to promote interpersonal, team and organisational learning and improvement.

Module information

* Role modelling and facilitative supervision in delivery of nursing care
* Principles and practices of performance management in nursing care
* Motivating and monitoring teams
* Principles of reflective clinical supervision
* Using coaching models
* Giving constructive feedback
* Assessment strategies
* Developing learning contracts with learners
* Continuous professional development principles and practice
* Challenging discriminatory and sub optimal nursing practice

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures Interactive lectures which introduce and appraise principles of and approaches to, learning, teaching, feedback, supervision and coaching will be delivered by keynote speakers, and educators from nursing practice. Simulated practice Opportunities will be created to apply principles through simulated scenarios in supervisory practices and gain confidence. The placement map deliberately allows year 1 and 3 students to be in practice and university together to create conditions where coaching and giving feedback can be practiced in a facilitated environment. Tutorials Students will be provided with opportunities to reflect upon the principles and practices of supervision co-facilitated with peers, clinicians and academic staff.


The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Adult Nursing (Southend): Summative assignment     

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Jayne Hannah, email: jayne.hannah@essex.ac.uk.



External examiner

Mr Donald George Hamilton
London South Bank University
Senior Lecturer
Dr Yusra Abdelat
Angila Ruskin University
Senior Lecturer
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information

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