Core Module Information
Module title: Learning teaching and Assessment in practice

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR09133
Module leader: Sandra Sharp
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

This module will allow you to develop and demonstrate your knowledge of the assessment of learning in the clinical setting, taking cognizance of the Nursing & Midwifery Council Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Students who practice as clincial mentors/preceptors for student nurses and other learners will find this module beneficial. The module content includes key learning theories and strategies for evaluating learning and assessment in clinical practice. Students will develop an understanding of the leadership and advocacy skills required to create an appropriate learning environment and manage learning effectively. The module content also includes exploration of working with the underachieving student, identifying strategies to support mentors to promote learning.
The module will require consideration of potential professional, ethical and legal issues which may be encountered when supporting a practitioner who is failing to meet the required nursing standards and outcomes of their programme.
The module will promote reflective learning related to learning, teaching and assessment in clinical practice and how this will impact on their role as a clinical preceptor.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply knowledge of appropriate learning, teaching and assessment strategies that could be employed to promote and facilitate learning in practice for a range of learners, in order to maximise their individual potential
LO2: Critically evaluate best available evidence and practice in supporting and assessing learning in practice
LO3: Apply knowledge and skills in relation to change management to ensure that the learning environment is supportive and effective for learners
LO4: Utilise a recognized model of reflection to critically reflect on the processes involved in supporting and managing a learner to meet required professional standards and outcomes.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sandra Sharp
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The LTA approach for this module is online - with scheduled on-line teaching and tutorials & asynchronous lectures. The module teaching will be focused around small group-work in which you will be encouraged to work with Learning & Teaching Methods colleagues and share your experiences. Theoretical perspectives explored and the use of case examples to contextualise the theory (LO1,3). The activity and group-work format has benefits as it will use your existing knowledge of nursing and learning in clinical practice, helping students to explore the topics in depth and providing appropriate context (LO 2, 3) There will be on-line tutorials and activities following each face-to-face teaching period and these will be themed in relation to the module content and learning outcomes while maintaining and utilising the opportunities to apply learning to practice. (LO 1-4) Teaching and assessment utilising problem-based scenarios will further enhance the understanding of these theoretical concepts and facilitate their application to the clinical learning environment (LO 1-4) Reflecting on learning and application of learning to clinical practice is nurtured and developed through application of a recognized reflective model (LO 4) These learning opportunities enable achievement of the module summative assessment.

Formative Assessment:
In week 7 you will have the opportunity to submit an essay plan that outlines aspects you will discuss in greater depth in your summative assessment. Essay plans will be submitted through Turnitin. A template will be provided to develop your work. The 500-750 word plan will allow you to receive feedback to better develop the summative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Week 13 an essay of up to 3500 words you will demonstrate how the mentor/preceptor, can develop learning, teaching and assessment strategies to support student to achieve a successful outcome. The module content will be utilized and students will be encouraged to explore the learning opportunities and resources in their own practice area. To conclude students will reflect on how the learning and principles of effective preceptorship/mentorship gained from undertaking this module can be applied to their role as a preceptor.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Seminar 8
Online Tutorial 20
Online Guided independent study 172
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3,4 13 , WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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