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Facilitating Learning in Healthcare Practice

1 Year
September 2022
Campus Taught

Gain skills on the Facilitating Learning in Healthcare Practice to support healthcare professionals to educate the next generation of health care practitioners so that patients in future will continue to receive high quality care and treatment. 

This is a part-time course that takes place over approximately five months; including five days of teaching and a half-day induction.

You’ll be part of a wider learning community supporting you to become an effective facilitator of others' learning, within and outside the workplace.

Course content is underpinned by a broad, social model of health, with an emphasis on multi-professional and inter-organisational collaboration and patient involvement.

Why study with us

  • Course content is delivered via Microsoft Teams, giving you an interactive and immersive online experience. You’ll work independently, supported by peers and staff on structured tasks and related assignments.
  • There are no exams on this course. Instead, you'll submit coursework in the form of assignments, presentations and professional dialogue. The online format allows for easy communication with your tutors and other students and you’ll be supported from start to finish.
  • As you progress you’ll develop critical knowledge. As well as an understanding of the theory, practice, context and associated research applied to dental education.

What you'll do

  • The aim of this course is to enable you, as a healthcare practitioner, to critically analyse what’s needed for the effective facilitation of learning within and outside the workplace.
  • You’ll be encouraged to selectively, and appropriately, apply principles of best practice to teaching, supporting learning, assessing and giving feedback to others.
  • As the course is accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators you can apply for full membership of the Academy, without going through the individual assessment process, upon successful completion.

Module Overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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  • This course is accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators, providing an independent validation of its quality judged against the Academy’s rigorous professional standards.

Future careers

Facilitating Learning in Healthcare Practice is for general dental practitioners who want to go on to be educational supervisors of foundation year dentists.

It is also for general practitioners, in an educational role, and other healthcare professionals who would like to develop their career in supporting the learning of others. 

Fees and Funding

Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Part-time£867 per 20 credits

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Dentistry located in the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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