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Unit information: Clinical and Workplace-Based Teaching in 2021/22

Unit name Clinical and Workplace-Based Teaching
Unit code MEEDM0005
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Mrs. Annie Noble-Denny
Open unit status Not open

Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning



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


Aims: This unit aims to support the enhancement of teaching and learning in the workplace for health professionals.

It will also incorporate elements of the programme’s three vertical themes:

  • learning technology in teaching & learning
  • evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching and of courses
  • respect for individual learners and equality of opportunity for learners

Description: This unit will focus on the challenges faced by teachers in the workplace environment. We will examine when and why learning can happen, and how teaching can be made more effective. We will consider the roles of professionalism and learning theory, as well as how teachers can plan for opportunistic learning.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of this unit, learners should be able to:

1. Identify and exploit clinical teaching opportunities.

2. Discuss barriers to learning and explore ways of overcoming them in clinical and workplace settings.

3. Develop imaginative strategies for teaching in relevant clinical and workplace settings.

4. Be able to critique and incorporate relevant learning theory into their own practice.

Teaching details

Teaching methods will be drawn from a wide range of approaches including: small group styles, lecture, discussion, debate, presentations, case studies, role play, interactive whole-class teaching, tasks which apply new learning, video critique, distance and e-learning elements.

Assessment Details

1500-2000 words or equivalent in other media.

Summative: a study of learning in the workplace with recommendations for enhancement of the experience.

Formative: group and individual feedback plus online activities.


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