Module code: NURM147

Module Overview

This module is designed to meet the needs of professionals working in health & social care. The module is designed to support health care professionals who undertake an educational role to apply learning and teaching theory to their practice role.

The module forms part of the teaching for professional practice programme and The Practice Teacher qualification.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

DERHAM Cathy (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 123

Lecture Hours: 8

Seminar Hours: 16

Tutorial Hours: 3

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Standards for Education and Practice

  • Recontexualising learning for  practice based education 

  • Exploring the quality of the learning environment

  • Applying learning theories and domains

  • Inclusive approaches to education 

  • Critical evaluation of learning and teaching strategies

  • Assessment feedback 

  • Pedagogic frailty 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Essay 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their application of learning & teaching theory and practice relevant to their practice area. 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

A 3000 word academic essay that critically analyses and evaluates the effectiveness of how education is supported in their practice area to provide the optimum learning experience.

Identify one learning and teaching strategy that you could adapt in multiple contexts within your practice environment that will optimise the learners' experience. Your discussions should demonstrate a deep and systematic understanding of the theory and evidence underpinning this strategy and how this would benefit the achievement of the learner.

  • Discuss the diversity of your practice environment and learners.

  • Ensure that you discuss ONE learning and teaching strategy.

  • Reflect the  learning and teaching theory informs the learning and teaching strategy.

  • Ensure contemporary and current referencing unless seminal, including educational standards


Students will receive feedback through a variety of methods, these include:

  • Verbal – during tutorials

  • Written – Summative feedback on Surrey Learn

  • E-mail – one page draft to be reviewed where requested by student up to two weeks before the submission date.

Module aims

  • The aim of this module is to consider and critically evaluate links between theory and practice to explore strategies relevant for the facilitation and assessment of learning within the work place

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate an understanding of your learning environment with consideration of the internal and external drivers which influence your approach to education KCPT
002 Critically examine and evaluate an educational strategy used within practice based education to optimise student centred learning KCPT
003 Explore a learning theory which underpins your education strategy and link the learning theory to the strategy in a critical manner 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 learners to experience a range of learning and teaching strategies

  • Enable learners to apply learning & teaching theory to practice

  • Enable learners to apply the relevant educational standards relevant to their role

  • Enable learners to understand and apply quality standards

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Lectures

  • Small group work and discussion

  • Inquiry based learning

  • Workshops

  • Tutorials 

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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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Education for Health Professionals PGDip 1 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module
Advanced Clinical Practice MSc 1 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 2024/5 academic year.