Module code: NURM128

Module Overview

The emphasis throughout the module is placed on personal and professional development, engaging in reflection and reflexivity, to develop and extend coaching, assessment and facilitation skills necessary to support learning in practice.


The student will have an opportunity to explore the nature of learning and teaching in practice through the study of learning theories, the concept of adult learning, accountability and assessment and evaluation strategies in the context of giving feedback, measuring achievement, reliability, validity, competence and quality.


Prior to commencing the mentorship module, each student mentor will be required to identify the name of a qualified mentor who has maintained their mentor status by attending annual mentor updates and engaging in triennial review. The named mentor will support the student mentor throughout the duration of the module with particular regard to practice learning activities.



Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

BRIGHTON David (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: B700

Module cap (Maximum number of students): 36

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Ability to study at Level M.

Module content

• The application of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2008) Standards to support learning and assessment in practice
• Learning theories
• Learning, teaching and assessment strategies
• Mentorship roles and responsibilities
• Personal and Professional Development
• Reflection and Reflexivity
• Legal and Ethical considerations
• Accountability and competence
• Dealing with different types of learners in a variety of situations
• Quality and Audit


Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ONLINE SCENARIO 100
Coursework PORTFOLIO Pass/Fail

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • Portfolio of competency: in relation to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2008) Standards and Graded Snapshot Assessment in practice based on teaching and assessment applying the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2008) Standards to support learning and assessment in practice (pass or fail)

  • Online Scenario Workbook (100% of academic mark): After watching an online video, complete an online workbook including a quiz and write appropriate student records that relate to the events depicted in the video:

    • Write a clear learning outcome based on needs identified in the video and incorporating good mentoring practice (such as acknowledging learning preference or incorporating SMART objectives)

    • Write a clear clinical grading and assessment of the student ability based on the events displayed in the online video, incorporating good mentoring practice, such as accurate grading of ability, feed forward principles, relevance to the stage of learning or relevant personal learning factors.

    • Discuss an aspect of learning theory or underpinning knowledge that relates to the feedback or learning outcome written above, with clear indication of the relevance, impact and outcome to demonstrate an insightful and critical awareness when applying this aspect of mentoring knowledge.


      Formative assessment

      Online and classroom feedback



      Students will receive feedback in the following ways:

  • In class feedback/ discussion

  • Responses to email or online discussions

  • Formative assessment

  • Summative assessment

Individual tutorials as requested

Module aims

  • Cover the practice and theory of mentoring and will enhance the students coaching, assessment and facilitation skills through a reflective and supportive approach.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Analyse the needs of others and assist in their learning and development whilst identifying and reflecting on own attributes and qualities in supporting learning and assessment in practice KCPT
002 Consider theoretical evidence and reflect on its application in their own practice whilst utilising learning, teaching and assessment strategies KCP
003 Enhance their communication and leadership skills to develop and promote both inter-professional and team working within their environment in order to create an optimum learning experience for the student PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

The activities and sessions will give all students a range of approaches and skill in learning, coaching and teaching.


The learning and teaching methods include:


  • Lectures

  • Small group tutorials

  • E-learning

  • Competency assessment in practice

  • Self directed learning


Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for MENTORSHIP :

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.