Clinical Assessment in Teaching and Learning

Clinical Assessment in Teaching and Learning


This course provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills required for nurses and health professionals who are assessing the practice of others in a clinical environment.  Topics covered include purposeful questioning techniques to reveal understanding and gathering, assessing and documenting evidence.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, learners will have an understanding of:

  • Assessment in clinical teaching and learning and its application
  • Key knowledge and skills required to successfully implement clinical assessment in practice
Course overview

 The course has 2 parts:

Part 1:

  • Assessment terminology
  • The what and why of assessment
  • Assessor roles
  • Models of assessment
  • Principles of assessment
  • Risks and the context of assessment
  • What constitutes evidence

Part 2:

  • Process
  • Communication
  • Gathering and Documenting Evidence
  • Giving Feedback
  • ‘The Clinical Conversation’
  • Managing Concerns
  • Reflection

Course features:
  • Interactive learning using animation
  • Formative learning
  • A certificate of completion.
Estimated duration

4-6 hours depending on previous experience over a 6 month duration.  You gain 5 CPD hours (Continuing Professional Development) upon successful completion of the course.

Target audience

This online interactive course is specifically designed for health professionals who are preceptors, mentors, clinical coaches, and new clinical leaders or managers.

Course availability: 6 months