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Unit information: Evidence Based Teaching in 2021/22

Unit name Evidence Based Teaching
Unit code MEEDM0007
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
Pre-requisites

Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning

Co-requisites

None

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

Description including Unit Aims

Aims: This unit will look in detail at evidence based teaching and learning methods.

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

  • learning technology in teaching and learning
  • evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching and of courses
  • respect for equality and diversity

Description: This unit focuses on evidence based approaches to teaching and learning. We will explore the research base for healthcare education, encouraging you to identify journals and research relevant to your own specialty. We will develop critical reading approaches to research and identify implications for teaching practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes

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

1. Developed skills in sourcing and critiquing evidence from the educational literature.

2. Developed a knowledge and understanding of educational research and evidence based approaches to teaching and be able to discuss their relevance in the health professions.

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

Teaching Information

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 Information

1500-2000 words or equivalent in other media.

Summative: explore the evidence base for a particular aspect of teaching practice or educational theory.

Formative: group and individual feedback plus online activities.

Resources

If this unit has a Resource List, you will normally find a link to it in the Blackboard area for the unit. Sometimes there will be a separate link for each weekly topic.

If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. MEEDM0007).

How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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