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Mentoring and Assessing in Healthcare Settings CPD

OVERVIEW

Student healthcare practitioners require regular mentoring to ensure they grow to reach their potential.

As a healthcare professional you will be aware of the importance of your role in facilitating learning and assessing students to ensure they have developed the competence required to be a registered practitioner.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Assessment sessionBuild on your continuing professional development portfolio;
  • creater understanding of learners’ needs;
  • qualification to teach and assess learners in your area of practice;
  • opportunity to gather evidence of achievement of NHS Knowledge and Skills Frameworks;
  • credits toward a degree programme.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This single module course is designed to prepare you for your role as a mentor, and aims to enable you to develop the knowledge and competence required for this role. The course is guided by standards for mentors established by appropriate regulatory and professional bodies, other relevant policies and research. It aims to enable registered healthcare professionals to explore and examine all aspects of the mentoring role. It also forms a good foundation from which you can subsequently develop your role as practice teacher, practice educator/facilitator or lecturer if you wish to do so.

HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?

Topics covered on the course include:

  • establishing effective working relationships;                          
  • facilitation of learning;
  • assessment and accountability;
  • evaluation of learning;
  • creating an environment for learning;
  • context of practice;
  • evidence-based practice;
  • leadership.

Entry Requirements

You must be a registered healthcare professional with at least one year’s experience, be working with learners and have evidence of successful study at academic level 2.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this course and to download our full course prospectus, please see the information about the Continuing Professional Development courses run by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This course can help you develop mentoring skills as an aspect of your career and can be taken as part of the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (all pathways), and the BSc (Hons) Health Studies, but can also be taken as a standalone module.

APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS
Course code:
308CPD
Duration:
  • 10 weeks (15 weeks for midwives)

Qualification:
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Course type:
  • Short Courses

Fees:
Please contact the University for more information

Contact Details:

Health and Social Care Unit

+44 (0) 24 7765 5388 or +44 (0) 24 7765 5958