Learning for Health and Social Care Professionals M07HLS
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11 weeks




CPD/Short courses


Coventry University (Coventry)


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This module is designed for health and social care professionals to explore educational theory and the inter-relationship between theory and practice.

Course detail

The module will focus on the concepts of adult and continuing education in order to enhance health and social care practitioners’ learning and teaching skills for their roles as facilitators of learning and mentors.

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Analyse and apply adult learning theory in the context of early professional development.
  • Evaluate learning and teaching strategies within a national context.
  • Analyse the evaluation and assessment principles as well as their application to a range of learning environments.
  • Evaluate the educator’s role within a clinical context.

How will this course be taught

This module will be delivered through a combination of different methods, including lectures, workshops, seminars and student-led activities.

Spring term: Thursdays 1pm - 4pm.

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email disoff.ss@coventry.ac.uk.

Lectures – 10 hours
Seminars – 10 hours
Workshops – 6 hours
Self-guided student activity – 174 hours
Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • Applicants must have a professional qualification in health or social care.
  • Post-registration experience within the field of health and social care.


  • Coursework 1: Critically analytical case study (3500 words).
  • Coursework 2: Portfolio of evidence.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of master degree modules can help enable students/practitioners to proceed with their development as professionals within the field of their own clinical practice/speciality.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module students should possess essential qualities and knowledge for their roles as facilitators of learning and mentors, which can help to expand their career prospects.