Course Description


In the Practice, Learning, and Teaching Orientations (PLATO) Student course, students will be encouraged to take an active role in developing a partnership with their preceptor, and therefore take more responsibility for their learning experiences and become partners in co-producing their education. Students will engage in self-exploration to explore shifts in perspectives and develop new skills for learning in practice settings. They will also be encouraged to consider the multifaceted influences on their learning experiences.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • Describe the importance of clinical placements to nursing education.
  • Identify barriers, which might influence effective educational relationships between preceptors and students.
  • Analyse how the PLATO tool can enhance your clinical education experiences.
  • Apply PLATO to educational scenarios to support learning.
  • Plan self-development strategies to inform your ongoing progress as a student.
  • Reflect on how best to facilitate your own learning by exploring your role as a student in clinical practice

Delivery Method

This course will be delivered asynchronously online with rolling enrolment throughout the academic year.


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