Teaching and learning
We shape the future of healthcare through clinically relevant and research-inspired teaching and learning.
Our graduates have the knowledge, skills and professional values required to provide safe, effective and compassionate nursing and midwifery care. They become clinical leaders, change agents and innovative researchers who have a positive impact on the health outcomes of individuals and communities.
We use a blend of e-learning and face-to-face approaches to engage, inspire and challenge students and our experienced and creative educators have been the recipients of numerous teaching and learning awards and citations.
Some of our awards and citations:
Strengthening the UTS Model of Learning Award
Dr Allison Cummins, Dr Christine Catling, Dr Deborah Fox and Vanessa Scarf
For transitioning students into professionally competent woman-centred midwives.
Dr Cherie Lucas (Team Leader), Dr Caleb Ferguson, Carolyn Hayes, Dr Tamara Power
'Two heads are better than one' - Development, Implementation and Sustainability of a Novel Teaching and Learning Model (RIPE: Reflective lnterprofessional Education Model) to enhance Collaboration.
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Team Teaching Award
Professor Caroline Homer, Faculty of Health and team members: Ms Allison Cummins, Ms Rosemarie Hogan, Dr Christine Catling, Ms Rachel Smith, Professor Maralyn Foreur, and Associate Professor Joanne Gray.
Midwifery at UTS: Preparing midwives for a contemporary maternity system.
Integration of Indigenous Professional Capabilities into Curriculum Award
Associate Professor Joanne Gray, Faculty of Health, and team members: Mrs Claudia Virdun, Ms Anna Doab, Dr Tamara Power, Ms Angela Phillips, Ms Rachel Smith, and Ms Jennifer Newman.
For the development of innovative learning and teaching activities enabled by a Faculty of Health Indigenous Graduate Attribute to support growth of student Indigenous Professional Capabilities.
Dr Tamara Power et al (Faculty of Health) with Mrs Claudia Virdun, Mrs Carolyn Hayes and Ms Haidee White
Plastic with personality: Inspiring and motivating undergraduate nurses' engagement with manikins and flipped learning through the introduction of online audio-visual vignettes in Medical-Surgical nursing.
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Philosophically, when I think of excellence in teaching, it is much more than imparting information or creating knowledge. Being a teacher is a privileged position where the primary responsibility is one of facilitator of learning. I believe that excellence in teaching should make a profound difference in the learner and the way they view the world. To me, the quality of learning is high when students show intellectual, emotional and ethical growth, and teaching is excellent when it fosters that growth.
Professor Tracy Levett-Jones
Head of School and Professor of Nursing Education
Our courses combine a high standard of academic teaching with hands-on experience.
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
- Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation
I believe research, innovation and good quality evidence-based midwifery practice are pivotal to the well-being of mothers and young families. At UTS, the midwifery academic team teach in a practice-oriented education model and we use cutting edge technology to ensure graduates are work-ready and confident in their discipline.
Providing midwifery students with the tools to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and, at times, intense environment, the UTS midwifery academics ensure students are also able to care for themselves in this space.
Dr Christine Catling
Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies, Midwifery