Module Multiprofessional Support of Learning and Assessment in Practice

Course details

Direct Entry

September 2016, 2017; January 2017; March 2017

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Multiprofessional Support of Learning and Assessment in Practice is available at levels 5, 6 and 7 for registered practitioners in the field of health and social care eg nurses, midwives, health visitors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, paramedics, radiographers and social workers.

There are start dates in January, March & September each year.

You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the University and your programme of study. Alternatively classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.

Module content includes:

  • Defining mentorship
  • Learning theories
  • Developing appropriate relationships
  • Approaches to assessment
  • Managing the failing student

This module is designed to develop your knowledge and skills to support the learning and assessment of students in practice, in order to develop in the role of mentor/supervisor. This allows nursing and midwifery practitioners to meet the theoretical standards for both mentor and sign off mentor standards.

For guidance as to which level would be most appropriate for you please read the module descriptors below.

HLLM 5010 (subject to revalidation)

Multiprofessional Support of Learning & Assessment in Practice (20 credits at level 5)

Level 5

* Please note: level of study cannot be changed once the module has commenced

Target audience:

  • Paramedics
  • Non registered health and social care workers.

Information about the level:

The module content for each level is the same but the assessment of this work will be different.

Level 5 study is equivalent to the work undertaken at 2nd year undergraduate level.

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective working relationships as part of a wider inter-professional team, which recognises the diversity of all individuals.
  • Discuss theories of learning and teaching and contemporary approaches to mentorship to facilitate learning within practice based settings.
  • Identify and discuss the principles of assessment and apply these to learners in practice settings with consideration to accountability and responsibility with reference to your professional code.
  • Discuss and review the management and organisational issues involved in mentorship within practice based settings
  • Demonstrate application of evidence based practice and leadership skills in mentorship, using a reflective approach.

HLLM 6010 (Subject to revalidation)

Multiprofessional Support of Learning & Assessment in Practice (20 credits at level 6)

Level 6

* Please note: level of study cannot be changed once the module has commenced

Target audience:

Including but not limited to:

  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physio therapist
  • Dieticians

Information about the level:

The module content for each level is the same but the assessment of this work will be different.

Level 6 study is equivalent to the work undertaken in the final year of an undergraduate degree.

If you are educated to DipHE level or are studying towards a top-up degree this may be the most suitable module for you.

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective working relationships as part of a wider inter-professional team, which recognises the diversity of all individuals
  • Critically discuss theories of learning and teaching and contemporary approaches to mentorship to facilitate learning within practice based settings.
  • Identify and critically evaluate the principles of assessment and apply these to learners in practice settings with consideration to accountability and responsibility with reference to your professional code.
  • Critically review the management and organisational issues involved in mentorship within practice based settings
  • Demonstrate application of evidence based practice and leadership skills in mentorship, using a reflective approach

HLLM 7010 (subject to revalidation)

Multiprofessional Support of Learning & Assessment in Practice (20 credits at level 7)

Level 7

* Please note: level of study cannot be changed once the module has commenced

Target audience:

Anyone with a 1st degree who wants to achieve Level 7 credits. This is particularly relevant for those currently working towards a Masters qualification or those who are considering Level 7 study in the near future.

Information about the level:

The module content for each level is the same but the assessment of this work will be different.

Level 7 study is equivalent to the work undertaken on a Masters qualification.

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

  • Critically discuss and evaluate effective working relationships as part of a wider inter-professional team, which recognises the diversity of all individuals.
  • Critically analyse and evaluate theories of learning and teaching and contemporary approaches to mentorship to facilitate learning within practice based settings.
  • Critically analyse and evaluate the principles of assessment and apply these to learners in practice settings with consideration to accountability and responsibility with reference to your professional code.
  • Critically analyse and review the management and organisational issues involved in mentorship within practice based settings.
  • Critically discuss application of evidence based practice and leadership skills in mentorship using a reflective approach.
Programme specification (PDF)

Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.

Selection criteria

You will need a student to mentor whilst you are studying on this module. You also require a nominated mentor from their practice setting, throughout the period of this course.

For nurses, midwives and health visitors undertaking the course, mentors must have undertaken one of the following approved courses post 1981:

  • Three day assessor's workshop (pre 1990)
  • Community Teacher's qualification
  • ENB997 or 998
  • NVQ D32/D33 or A1 with mentor update
  • City & Guilds 730
  • Cert Ed
  • NST307 or equivalent / LIP307 or equivalent
  • CDL801 Practice Teacher (or mapping to Practice Teacher standards)

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Successful completion of this module will enable you to undertake the role of mentor for pre-registration students in health and social care e.g. nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, social work.

This is a multiprofessional module designed for qualified health and social care professionals to support their development as practitioners whose role requires them to facilitate and assess students or new team members learning in practice settings, including their fitness to practise.

It can also be accessed by suitably qualified applicants from third sector organisations, for example charities or private enterprise. It facilitates multiprofessional learning and enables the cross fertilisation of knowledge and skills.

It enables the professional to apply learning and experience to the development of multiprofessional work based learning opportunities for students/junior members of staff and also to utilise their skills in the supervision and mentorship of students from a range of the health and social care settings.

The award aims to develop communication, analytical, judgment, evaluation, planning and organisational skills together with the knowledge, training and experience to support continuing professional development (CPD) and the development of career pathways.