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Unit information: Clinical based Education in 2019/20

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Unit name Clinical based Education
Unit code MEEDM0025
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Mrs. Annie Noble-Denny
Open unit status Not open

Any health care professional with a remit for providing teaching and learning in their workplace should attend. They must have successfully completed Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning and Assessment and Evaluation.



School/department Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences


This practically focused module aims to support learners in exploring and critiquing a range of workplace based teaching methodologies across the health professions. There will be opportunities to analyse their educational remit in the workplace, to critically analyse their current practice and review using educational literature and theory.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Critically examine and discuss a range of clinical teaching methodologies.
  • Critically appraise workplace social models and theoretical perspectives.
  • Reflect on perceived barriers in their clinical teaching and identify strategies to overcome these drawing on the literature.

Teaching details

There will be a mixed method approach consistent with current best practice. This will include presentations by course tutors, large and small group discussions, workshops and teamwork, paired activities, presentations by participants with structured feedback, demonstrations and work-based learning.

Assessment Details

Assessment will entail the production of varied texts and/or items in other media, contributing to an overarching, programme-level portfolio assessment, employing the concept of the ‘patchwork text’.

Each unit will have required items and types of texts to be produced at stated times within the framework of the unit and others will stretch across the entire Certificate permitting learners to demonstrate how they are connecting key concepts and synthesising the material. This provides a more appropriate assessment for the development of understanding and skills in a course where reflection on progress parallels a critical approach to theory.

This unit:

Formative assessment - self-assessment, peer observation and critique of students’ own teaching in their workplace including written reflective accounts.

  • Summative assessment –

Narrated presentation (duration 12-15 minutes) reflecting the below criteria;

  • Provide a reflective and critical account of a student learning experience in which you were involved:
  • How did student learning take place in that environment?
  • How did the organisation facilitate that learning experience?
  • This assignment should be grounded in a critical review of educational literature, research and theory

Reading and References

Please refer to Blackboard site