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Improving Practice in Clinical Education CPD7007


This module will allow participants to focus on a specific issue or topic of relevance to their educational role as healthcare professionals, within their own workplace. The precise focus of each student’s work will be the subject of an individual Learning Agreement, which is to be created with the support of a tutor and agreed by the Faculty NLAP Panel prior to, or at the start of, the module.

Please note: this module will not be running in the academic year 2023 to 2024.

Module code:CPD7007
Module credits:20
Cost for new students:£940 for 2023/24 academic year

If your tuition fee is being paid by a sponsor or you are a sponsor paying a student’s fee, you are required to send a copy of a purchase order to [email protected].

For further guidance please visit: Sponsored students – Edge Hill University

Who is this module for?

Any practicing healthcare professional.

What are the key aims of the module?

  • To improve an aspect of one’s own practice in clinical education.
  • By conducting a small scale project, or narrower aspect of a larger project.
  • By writing a critically reflective report about the process and/or outcomes, which engages with peer reviewed literature.

How will I study?

This module is normally studied over three sessions. The module overall takes 16 weeks.

What will I study?

  • Individually focused on an aspect of practice in the field of clinical education.
  • Students are encouraged to choose an area of inquiry or intervention that will potentially enhance their own practice in the field of clinical education.
  • The focus must be of a much smaller-scale than work conducted for a dissertation).
  • Proposed focus/content will be the subject of an agreed, individual Learning Agreement at the start of the module.

How will I be assessed?

The completion of a Learning Agreement to be considered and approved by the Faculty NLAP Panel, prior to, or at the start of module studies.

A critically reflective report on their workplace-based learning project, identifying the outcomes of the intervention, enquiry or innovation and their own learning, reflecting on the process they have undertaken, and relating their project to the wider theoretical and research literature. 4000 words. ILOs 1,2 & 3.

On successful completion you will:

  • Work autonomously within the bounds of professional practice to plan and conduct an inquiry, intervention or innovation relating to your own education practice and to communicate findings between peers.
  • Critically appraise your inquiry, intervention or innovation in practice in relation to existing knowledge, literature, and wider concerns in clinical education.
  • Critically reflect on the process you have undertaken, and justify and evaluate your chosen methodology, approach or intervention.

How to apply

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.

Please note: this module will not be running in the academic year 2023 to 2024.

Contact us

For further module information, please contact [email protected] or 01695 657822.

Alternatively, you can contact the Medical School email on [email protected].