Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module code: MOD001847
Module level: 6
Module credits: 30 credits
Our five-day blended learning course will help you to develop the knowledge and skills you will need to support and assess learners in practice. If you're a registered healthcare professional, the course will enable you to meet your professional body requirements for mentorship/practice educator and to enter the local register of mentors.
Our mentorship preparation modules have been designed to develop future mentors who will be able to offer skilled, compassionate and effective support for learners in the workplace, underpinned by the value base of their profession and those enshrined in the NHS Constitution (Department of Health, 2013).
This 30-credit module is designed for healthcare professionals who want to develop, explore and apply the principles of learning, teaching and assessing students in practice settings. While you're studying, you'll be supported in your workplace by a registered healthcare professional (mentor) who is currently live on the local mentor register. See Guidelines for supervisor mentors for more information about the requirements of this role.
We use a blended learning approach, so you'll have three taught days and two days of online study.
Mentors play a central role in developing and shaping the future healthcare workforce and we would suggest that you might want to consider this important aspect of the role further, by participating in the activities in this short workshop. This will help with your preparation to undertake our course.
You'll be expected to complete and submit a practice document, with supporting evidence, from your mentor which should reflect the application of theoretical concepts to the practice setting. You'll also be required to write a 3,000-word reflective assignment on your role as a mentor, which will give you 30 academic credits at level 6. This module can be undertaken as part of a BSc pathway or as a standalone module.
Our course is designed for healthcare professionals who wish to develop, explore and apply the principles of learning, teaching and assessing students in practice settings.
There are four mentorship modules; some will allow you to gain academic credits as well as recognised mentor/clinical educator status.
The learning outcomes for the '30 credits' module will be met through the successful completion of a practice assessment document and through a 3,000-word written assignment. This module is one of the available options for BSc Acute Care, BSc Health and Social Care and BSc Mental Health pathways. These pathways will allow you to top-up your diploma to a degree. If you choose to take this module and then decide that you do wish to continue your studies with us you may be able to use your 30 academic credits towards these pathways.
There are three other modules to choose from:
Four all four mentorship modules, you'll need to attend five study days. Dates are listed on individual course pages.
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.
Guild House is our dedicated healthcare campus in the historic city of Peterborough.
Nurses and midwives must hold registration with the professional body for at least one year (NMC, 2008). All other registered healthcare professionals must have a minimum of six months post-qualification experience.
All applicants should complete a practice document, which requires the support of a mentor who is currently live on the local register and who is in a position to support them for the duration of this course.
At the time of application, you must complete a supplementary information form outlining details of your supervisor mentor. Applications will not be progressed without this as we need to confirm that you'll have the appropriate support in practice.
Please note that before starting the course. you must have access to a learner. For the purposes of this module, a learner can be anyone who needs to acquire new knowledge and skills (with the exception of service users).
You should also make sure that you can attend and participate in all five of the structured study days, as attendance is necessary to complete the course.
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