Learning and teaching takes many forms in practice and accounts for a sizable portion of any healthcare professionals role. This interprofessional postgrad certificate is designed to enable healthcare professionals to facilitate learning and teaching in their practice. The course is primarily facilitated through practice learning supported by university sessions. It prepares the professional to engage in learning and teaching in the workplace with colleagues, peers, other professionals and service users.
The first module, (NUR776), will introduce the student to the principles that underpin learning and teaching and enable them to understand the rationale behind decisions made about teaching practices. The module will also introduce an opportunity to engage in simulated teaching practice with a view to getting feedback from self, peers and tutor.
The second module, (OTH803), builds on the first and introduces the student to a variety of techniques used in practice such as small group teaching, facilitation, patient education and skills teaching. Opportunities for assessment in practice will be taken throughout the course and enable the student to design and deliver a bespoke teaching session that is congruent with their work needs.
Teaching and learning assessment
As you might imagine on a course about learning and teaching a variety of methods are used. This gives you the opportunity to experience different approaches and reflect on them. One of the key skills to be developed in this course though is the extent to which you will be able to self-assess.
Similarly, a variety of assessment techniques are used such as essays, observation and simulation.
Work placement / study abroad
Whilst there is no placement as such it is recognised that the majority of students undertaking this course will be embedded in practice. Thus a lot of what you study at the university will be interpreted through the lens of its applicability to your clinical practice.