Table of contents

  1. Michelle Bissett, Neil Tuttle, Elizabeth Cardell
  2. Pam Harvey, Neville Chiavaroli, Giskin Day
  3. Marilyn H. Oermann, Teresa Shellenbarger
  4. Nancy McNaughton, Maria Athina (Tina) Martimianakis
  5. Peter Dieckmann, Rana Sharara-Chami, Hege Langli Ersdal
  6. Flora A. Smyth Zahra, Sang E. Park
  7. Kathleen Leedham-Green, Alec Knight, Rick Iedema
  8. C. E. Johnson, C. J. Watling, J. L. Keating, E. K. Molloy
  9. Susan M. Wearne, James B. Brown

About this book


​This book compiles the state of the art and science of health professions education into one truly international resource with expertise in many and varied topics. It aligns profession specific contributions with inter-professional offerings, and prompts readers to think deeply about their educational practices.

The book explores the contemporary context of health professions education, philosophical and theoretical underpinnings, whole of curriculum considerations, supporting learning in clinical settings. In specific topics, it approaches to assessment, evidence-based educational methods, governance, quality improvement, scholarship and leadership in health professions education and some forecasting of trends and practices.

This book offers an invaluable resource for students, educators, academics and others interested in health professions education.


health professions health professions education learning clinical education teaching clinical education interprofessional health education evidence-based educational methods quality improvement leadership in health professions education Health Sciences Education Interprofessional Care Surgical Education Nursing Education Midwifery Education Allied Health Education Continuing Education in the Health Professions

Editors and affiliations

  • Debra Nestel
    • 1
  • Gabriel Reedy
    • 2
  • Lisa McKenna
    • 3
  • Suzanne Gough
    • 4
  1. 1.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.King's College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.School of Nursing and MidwiferyLa Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia
  4. 4.Faculty of Health Sciences and MedicineBond UniversityGold CoastAustralia

About the editors

Debra Nestel is Professor of Simulation Education in Healthcare at Monash University, and Professor of Surgical Education, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests include the role of simulation in supporting learning, particularly in procedural and operative skills. She has extensive experience in working with simulated patients to support the development of communication and other professional skills. She has extensive experience in faculty development and research on health professions education and surgical education. She is Editor-in-Chief, BMJ STEL.

Gabriel Reedy is a Reader in Clinical Education, and Programme Director of the Masters in Clinical Education, at King's College London, UK. His research focuses on the use of simulation in health professions education; the ways in which health professionals learn to practice in clinical settings; the development of faculty in health professions; and the ways in which early responders learn, both individually and in the context of teams, to deal with large-scale emergency events. He is Editor-in-Chief, Advances in Simulation.

Lisa McKenna is Professor and Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe University, Australia. She has extensive experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate health professionals, in particular nurses and midwives. Her current research is particularly focused around peer-assisted learning, simulation and nursing curricula. She is Editor-in-Chief, Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research.

Suzanne Gough is Associate Dean, Learning & Teaching, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, and Associate Professor, Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University, Australia. Her research interests include curriculum integration of simulation-based education (SBE), cardio-respiratory physiotherapy education, patient safety, human factors and inter-professional SBE, video-reflexivity and video-ethnography. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical Education for the Health Professions
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Practice
  • Editors Debra Nestel
    Gabriel Reedy
    Lisa McKenna
    Suzanne Gough
  • DOI
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-6106-7
  • Edition Number 0
  • Number of Pages , 0
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medical Education
    Professional & Vocational Education
    Nursing Education
    Premedical Education
    Learning & Instruction