Clinical Teaching and Learning
The Bahrain Defense Forces Hospital, the Cardiac Centre, the Ministry of Health Primary & Secondary Services including health centers, the mental and psychiatric hospitals, the geriatric health care facilities and other community sites are the designated teaching sites. Mutual agreement are drawn between the University and these clinical facilities. King Hamad General Hospital will become the main clinical teaching facility in 2009.
Clinical Teaching Strategies:
The graduation of competent nurses, depends not only on developing students’ ability to absorb large amounts of information, but on developing critical thinking and most of all ensuring clinical competency. In this programme, clinical teaching strategies and guidelines will be developed and implemented. All clinical tutors will receive in house training and instructions pertaining to the implementation of clinical teaching. Clinical teaching and learning skills has a range of instructional, evaluative, and interpersonal components which are different to classroom teaching. This curriculum will employ evidence based, best practice clinical teaching models.
Clinical Facilitation and Debriefing
Fifty percent of students’ learning will take place in the primary, secondary and tertiary clinical setting aiming at integration of knowledge and practice. Teachers will monitor and facilitate and not merely supervise. Student will utilize “hands on” approach to gain and master clinical skills. Students will integrate professional knowledge, attitudes ethical values and behaviors as they learn.
The successful acquisition of nursing competencies depends on the collaborative role of Nurses and other health team members as clinical preceptors in the different health care settings. Preceptors are identified and necessary training provided.