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The Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) model of clinical teaching and learning in Canterbury is a partnership between two organisations, the education provider Ara Institute of Technology and the Canterbury health system. Collaboration allows practice areas to provide a more supportive clinical learning and teaching environment for students. DEUs are dedicated to supporting nursing students on clinical placement encouraging incidental and intentional learning modes, and peer teaching. The DEU is based on an Australian model and offers an alternative to the Preceptorship model to focus on student learning and curriculum integration. The following principles underpin the partnership between Ara School of Nursing and a DEU practice area.
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