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Unit information: Clinical based Education (DL) in 2021/22

Unit name Clinical based Education (DL)
Unit code MEEDM0042
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Mrs. Annie Noble-Denny
Open unit status Not open

Successful completion of Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning and Assessment and Evaluation.



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

Description including Unit Aims

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 Information

Online mixed methods including synchronous tutorials, small group discussions, workshops and teamwork. Paired activities and presentations by participants with structured feedback.

Assessment Information

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


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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.

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.