Minimum of one year
Postgraduate, Professional Development, Post-registration
The aims of the Health and Social Care Education course are to prepare and develop nurses and midwives who will facilitate, supervise and assess students and critically appraise and evaluate practice teaching from operational and strategic perspectives.
The course is designed to encompass key themes including establishing effective working relationships, creating and maintaining a learning environment, facilitating learning and assessment and evaluating learning by utilising evidence-based practice and leadership strategies within the context of contemporary practice.
Teaching and learning strategies reflect a range of approaches such as, key lectures, group discussion, seminars, reflection and analysis. Action learning sets will be used to allow students to actively engage in problem solving activities.
Nurses and Midwives who intend to take on the role of teacher must fulfil the following criteria:
Students from other professional health and social care backgrounds must fulfil the entry criteria for teaching determined by their professional body, and must also be able to fulfil criteria three to five above. All students wishing to undertake the programme will be interviewed and will be required to produce a portfolio of evidence that they meet the entry requirements.
EH4100 Introduction to Learning and Teaching in HE
EH4101 Teaching, Learning and Assessment (This follows EH4100)
MW4102 Preparation of Teachers: Health and Social Care Professionals
( NMC Portfolio development continuing throughout the course)
The course covers the following subject areas:
The course comprises of three modules:
The aim of this course is to prepare and develop nurses and midwives working within higher education and clinical practice to meet the UK professional standards framework for learning and teaching in higher education (Higher Education Academy 2006) and Nursing and Midwifery Council professional standards for teachers. The NMC has revised its standards to support learning and teaching in practice (NMC 2006) and as a result, UCLan has created new courses for mentors, practice teachers and teachers. This course focuses on the teacher standard, which is mandatory for those registrants who are teachers employed in higher education and who support students on NMC approved programmes in practice settings. The teacher course may also be accessed by clinical staff who would like to develop their careers in the direction of teaching in higher education.
The course is designed to enable students to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the student learning experience within the context of contemporary academic and practice settings, encompassing key themes including establishing effective working relationships, creating and maintaining a learning environment, facilitating learning and assessment and evaluating learning by utilising evidence-based practice and leadership strategies. On completion of the course, students will be able to:
Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.
Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839
Teaching and learning strategies will reflect a range of approaches e.g. key lectures, action learning sets, work-based learning, group discussion, seminars, reflection and analysis. Module materials will also be available on the University's Virtual Learning Environment-eLearn.
Each module uses a variety of continuous assessment activities, including peer observation of teaching practice, essays and reports and evidence of completion of 360 hours of teaching practice, which must be conducted in both academic and practice settings. Through assessment and work-based learning activity, evidence is gathered to demonstrate achievement of relevant professional standards. There is no final examination.
The course is designed to develop the practitioner in their role as a teacher, able to support learning of health and social care practitioners on courses approved by professional bodies, in both academic and practice settings. On successful completion of the programme students will be able to have the teacher qualification recorded by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and will be able to register with the Higher Education Academy (pending accreditation).