Supervision of learning and assessment in practice

Key features

Are you a registered health and social care professional with experience of supporting and assessing learners in clinical practice?  Do you want to consolidate your skills and gain academic accreditation for your role?  Our distance learning module will enable you to study towards your goals at a time and place that suits you.

Over the 10 week course, your learning will be guided by a dedicated tutor.  You will have access to web-based learning resources and the chance to share ideas and support with other students in our virtual community.

This module can be studied at degree or masters level, as a standalone or counted towards some of our professional development qualifications.

  • Distance learning - no attendance required.
  • Access to contemporary web-based learning.
  • Support and guidance from a dedicated tutor.
  • Option to link with other students via an online learning community.

Module code

HEAD388/APP749

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree

Level 7 - masters degree

Location

Distance learning

HEAD388 (degree level)

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • consolidate your skills to meet either the Health and Care Professions Council standards for education and training (HCPC, 2017) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (NMC, 2018)
  • engage in and critically evaluate strategies used to provide effective facilitation of practice learning
  • analyse factors likely to affect the provision of mentorship in practice settings
  • identify and reflect on professional issues arising from assessment in practice, including inter-assessor reliability
  • critically evaluate the contemporary issues in both healthcare and education that influence practice education
  • explore current assessment or appraisal systems.

Assessment
The assessment for this module is a 2,500 word critical reflection and evaluation of your performance in supporting workforce learning and assessing.

APP749 (masters level)

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • consolidate your skills to meet either the Health and Care Professions Council standards for education and training (HCPC, 2017) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (NMC, 2018)
  • demonstrate an understanding of current conceptual and research informed concepts and approaches to supervision and assessment.
  • critically assess and synthesize the factors that are likely to affect the provision of supervision and assessment within your clinical learning environment and at organisational level.
  • demonstrate the ability to act with initiative in making decisions within professional or given guidelines, accepting full accountability for outcomes
  • explore current assessment or appraisal systems.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is a 4,000 word critical reflection and evaluation of your performance in supporting workforce learning and assessing.

Our students say...

  • A "I found the distance learning module really suited my situation, I could study as I wanted."
  • A "Just wanted to say how impressed I was with the online seminar, able to share ideas for assignments with others."

Module dates

The module dates are 10 October 2019, 10 January, 10 April, and 10 June 2020.

What programmes can these modules count towards?

At degree level, this module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways.

At masters level, this module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our MSc Advanced Professional Practice pathways.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for these modules you must have:

  • experience of supporting and supervising learners in the clinical environment
  • previously studied to graduate level to undertake the module at masters level.
Each student will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit (PDU). Please contact the programme lead or PDU if you have any queries regarding your situation.