Module code: NURM106

Module Overview

This module is quite unique as it is designed to advance learning and teaching skills.

To achieve this, a training needs analysis will be conducted on commencing the module in the form of a Personal Development Plan (PDP).

Each student will identify their goals and develop a pathway of discovery and learning that will enable them to enhance their teaching skills.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

WHITE Nikki (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 100

Lecture Hours: 60

Tutorial Hours: 3

Practical/Performance Hours: 100

Guided Learning: 37

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Students must be registered with their respective professional bodies (NMC/HCPC). It is necessary for the student to be working in a teaching environment that allows them to meet the learning outcomes. Students must be provided with a qualified teacher/clinical supervisor by their manager in practice.

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Skills and qualities of an effective teacher

  • Educational philosophy

  • Planning learning opportunities

  • Selecting learning strategies

  • Identifying needs and supporting learners

  • The simulated environment

  • Assessment and feedback strategies relevant in a variety of settings

  • Using feedback for professional development

  • Evaluating teaching and learning processes

  • Marking and grading educational assessment

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework ASSIGNMENT 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge skills and understanding of teaching. In order to do this they must complete four observed teaching practice assessments and complete a reflective teaching portfolio, (word count 3,500 words).


Formative assessment and feedback

Students will receive formative feedback via:

  • Written reports on their observed teaching assessment; which the reflective accounts will be based upon

  • Verbal discussion during contact time

  • Timely response to email or telephone questions


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Reflective Teaching Portfolio - (3500 words):

The teaching portfolio will incorporate the following:

  • Resources and reflective accounts from the four teaching practice assessments within Part 1 of the assignment. The reflective accounts will be based on the areas for development that have been identified within the assessment report.

  • Evidence will be required from a further four teaching practice sessions

Evidence of formal contact teaching hours in line with professional body requirements.

Module aims

  • Provide students with the opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of the complexities of learning and teaching, assessment and evaluation in order to review critically and enhance their expertise in these areas of professional practice.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Creatively develop a critical, reflective and innovative approach to teaching and learning in educational and practice settings, and formulate plans for their own professional development KCPT
002 Identify the characteristics of quality learning and select appropriate assessment and evaluation strategies in order to determine the extent to which the desired learning outcomes have been achieved, KCPT
003 Create and develop effective learning environments through facilitating and establishing positive relationships and ensuring that the principles of equal opportunities are adhered to PT
004 Select, plan and implement a range of teaching and learning strategies, and facilitate learning across a range of educational and practice settings and utilise a range of learning resources including information technology KCPT
005 Identify and respond to the needs of individual learners ensuring they access the necessary support, and facilitate their progress towards becoming autonomous learners KCPT
006 Effectively utilise the information gained from assessment and evaluation in order to aid self-reflection and self-development KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

  • Enable students to have a deep and systematic understanding of their teaching practice

  • To draw upon their own experience to develop their understanding of the current evidence base for teaching practice


The learning and teaching methods include

  • Lectures

  • Workshops


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
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Other information

Qualifying condition(s)

A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

This module is core and will require students to pass both elements.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Education for Health Professionals MA(YEAR LONG) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module
Education for Health Professionals PGCert(YEAR LONG) Year-long Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Education for Health Professionals PGDip(YEAR LONG) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module

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 2023/4 academic year.