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Module - Contemporary Mentoring & Assessment in Diverse Clinical Environments (Level 7)

Mentorship and assessment of learners are becoming an increasingly important role for Registered Health Care Professionals from diverse backgrounds such as Paramedics, Nurses, OTs and Physiotherapists. With more learners coming on to placements, it is vital that mentors and PEds have an advanced understanding of the principles of contemporary learning teaching and assessment in practice placements in order to enhance the learner’s experience and for the future development of the profession.

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Course Overview

The module aims to provide registered healthcare professionals with the opportunity to examine theories which underpin approaches to learning, facilitation, assessment and support in practice-based settings. This will enable them to apply their skills and effectively fulfil their role as a mentor/practice educator, practice supervisor or practice assessor in professional practice taking into account their responsibility and accountability for teaching and learning.

On this course you will...

  • Explore and review, with an evidence base, management, organisational issues, working relationships and inter-professional team working, of everyone involved in effective mentoring placements, which recognises the diversity of all individuals.
  • Critique and apply the 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 in diverse clinical environments with consideration of leadership, accountability, responsibility and failure to fail with reference to your own professional code.
  • Critically analyse how learning from this module has transformed your understanding of your practice.
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Course Structure

What you will learn

Principles of mentorship which incorporates evidence based practice, leadership, professional role modelling, diversity, equality and inclusivity; Mentoring in different professional contexts; Mentoring throughout the student practice placement journey - from induction to placement evaluation; Learning theories and their uses in practice; Principles of assessment, accountability, responsibility and failure to fail; Feedback and difficult conversations; ‘Toxic’ mentoring; Reflective case studies.

  • HCPD7100
    Contemporary Mentoring & Assessment in Diverse Clinical Environments

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