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Supervision & Leadership, Theory, Process & Practice CAM521


This unit provides a framework for effective leadership and supervision: supervision in context, direct supervision, constructive feedback, structure and content of meetings, dimensions of supervision, quality of the supervisory relationship and training for supervisors. On completion participants should have a better understanding of leadership and helpful supervisory behaviours including: giving direct feedback on clinical work; linking theory, process and practice; encouraging joint problem-solving; offering feedback and reassurance; and providing role models. These will be contrasted with ineffective supervisory behaviours including: rigidity; low empathy; failure to offer support and to follow supervisees' concerns; not teaching; being indirect and intolerant; and emphasizing evaluation and negative aspects. Participants are expected to investigate the role of clinical supervision and the skills required by drawing on relevant empirical and theoretical work to offer practical and good supervision.


Unit name Supervision & Leadership, Theory, Process & Practice
Unit code CAM521
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Mr Craig Campbell
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Outline current clinical supervision and clinical leadership theories
  • Critically reflect on the literature about clinical supervision and clinical leadership when considering issues pertinent to own and others' clinical practice contexts
  • Critically reflect upon own learning and profession growth in clinical supervision and clinical leadership in practice

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
069900 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $2,648.00

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AssessmentLearning objectives (10%)|Short tasks and Discussion board participation (20%)|Demonstration (35%)|Practical demonstration (35%)
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