Clinical Supervision

Providing clinical supervision is an effective means to meet organisational and individual governance, support and learning. Clinical supervisors should have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in the practice and management of clinical supervision. This module will address these needs.

Module Code NM6159
Level 6
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions

The aims of the module are to:

  • Provide the skills and knowledge to equip you to become aneffective clinical supervisor, and enhance the effectiveness of supervision for supervisees.
  • Enable you to critically examine the boundaries of clinical supervision and its relevance to practice situations.
  • Facilitate you in developing approaches to implementing clinical supervision within multidisciplinary teams.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the need for clinical supervision, and critically analyse its advantages and disadvantages.
  • Critically evaluate various definitions of ‘clinical supervision’.
  • Critically examine contemporary models of clinical supervision.
  • Discuss and critically evaluate the roles of the supervisor and supervisee within supervision.
  • Critically explore the ethical and professional issues around clinical supervision, including the practicalities of implementing a system of clinical supervision.


KSF – Core Dimensions

This module contributes to the following core dimensions:

1 Communication   
2 Personal and People Development 
3 Health, Safety and Security  
4 Service Improvement   
5 Quality   
6 Equality and Diversity 


For further information on the module,
please contact:
For application information, please contact:

Hazel M Chapman
Module Leader
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Riverside Campus
Castle Drive
Chester CH1 1SL

T: 01244 511626

Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester CH1 4BJ

T: 01244 511000