Supervised Ministry – Hospital Chaplaincy

This postgraduate unit seeks to develop awareness of the challenges and opportunities involved in ministry in a variety of contexts and to utilise pastoral supervision and theological reflection in the practice of a ministry placement. It focuses on the skills of observation, discernment and verbatim writing, the context of the ministry placement, ethical boundaries and integrity in ministry, theological reflection in ministry practice, and contextual and sacramental theology in ministry.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points



P8501 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry;
B8510 Introduction to Biblical Studies;
T8501 Introduction to Theology.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Exhibit an ability to use a variety of pastoral responses including empathy, congruence and positive regard
  2. Critically evaluate the role and utilise the experience of pastoral and peer group supervision
  3. Appropriate sacramental theology and biblical studies into the practice of pastoral ministry
  4. Evidence an integration of the insights and feedback gained from the reflective process in their ministry
  5. Demonstrate through the verbatims and the final self evaluation key transferable skills in the practice of ministry.
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