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Unit information: Core Unit 1: Teaching, Learning and Assessing in the Health Professions. in 2015/16

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Unit name Core Unit 1: Teaching, Learning and Assessing in the Health Professions.
Unit code MEEDM0009
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Ms. Tricia Thorpe
Open unit status Not open

A first degree or equivalent professional training plus some relevant experience of teaching.

Applicants need to be involved in delivering teaching on a regular basis. This will enable them to undertake practically-related assignments as well as to put into practice their learning from the Certificate as they progress through this and subsequent modules



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

Description including Unit Aims

This module will introduce learners to key concepts relating to planning, delivery and assessment of learning within their own subject area.

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 equality and diversity

Description: This core unit is the foundation of your learning on the programme. It is a focused introduction to the essential skills and understanding you will need to plan, teach and assess more effectively. You will be learning about this through interactive workshops with other professionals, practice teaching sessions, reading, individual and group tasks.

Intended Learning Outcomes

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

1. Design and plan learning activities

2. Teach and support learning

3. Assess and give feedback to learners

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

3000 words or equivalent in other media.

Summative: a critical account of two teaching sessions with reference to key concepts and techniques presented in the unit.

Formative: group and individual feedback plus online activities.

Reading and References

Reece I adn Walker S (2007). Teaching, Training and Learning. 6th Ed. Sunderland, Business Education Publishers.

Curzon LB (2003). Teaching in Further Education. London, Continuum.

Dent JA and Harden RM (2001). A practical guide for medical teachers. London, Churchill Livingstone.

Fry H, Ketteridge S and Marshall S (2008). A handbook for teaching and learning in higher education: enhancing academic practice. 3rd Ed, Abingdon, Routledge.

Minton D (2005). Teaching Skills in Further & Adult Education. 3rd Ed. London, Thomson Learning.

Petty G (2009). Teaching Today. 4th Ed, Cheltenham, Nelson Thornes.

Journals for this and other units: Medical Education, Medical Teacher, Clinical Teacher, Teaching and Learning in Medicine.