Delivering Teaching and Facilitating Learning Opportunities CPD4456


Covid-19 - Course Impact Statement

The focus of this module is on the application of theory to practice and will require you to build on the knowledge and understanding gained from your earlier studies on the programme. The module explores a variety of approaches and methods to teaching and learning facilitation, and reviews a number of teaching techniques, thus giving you the opportunity to consider how this relates specifically to your own unique context. These approaches, methods and techniques are set within the broader context of becoming and developing as a professional, of supporting a diverse range of students and trainees in the processes of learning and career management, and of the resources which can reinforce your teaching and learning facilitation. Participants need to be working in practice for the duration of the module.

For information on the impact of Covid19 on our teaching, please see our Covid19 Teaching Update page.

Module Code: CPD4456
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £750 for Sept 2020 to July 2021

Who is this module for?

Prospective participants are expected to be experienced professionals in their speciality, with some responsibility for clinical education. This might include the supervision of students' practice placements, the assessment of students, trainees or junior staff performing clinical skills, and formal/informal teaching sessions for students, trainees or junior staff etc.

The required knowledge and skills would all be satisfactorily evidenced by completion of module CPD4454 (or its equivalent).

What are the key aims of the programme?

This module aims to:
• Critically review the range of teaching approaches, methods and techniques available to participants within the clinical context.
• Relate the available research on the effectiveness of various approaches, methods and techniques to the actual experience of participants
• Examine the crucial role played by learning support, learning resources, and Communication & Information Technology in promoting teaching and learning
• Provide opportunities for participants to reflect on their teaching skills

How Will I Study?

This module is normally studied over 3 contact sessions, blended with online learning and discussion. The module overall takes 15 weeks.
2016/7 dates are to be confirmed; this module will be offered each semester.

What will I study?

• Application of learning theories to specific practice
• Approaches to learning and teaching
• Methods of teaching
• Techniques used in teaching
• Resources for your teaching
• Professional issues
o the professional educator
o managing your professional career
• Further developing/applying your philosophy of teaching

How will I be assessed?

Assessment required for successful completion

Contribute to at least 70% online discussion activities
Assessment 1.
This assessment demonstrates how your espoused theory is integrated into your teaching and learning practice. Drawing on the principles of patchwork text, the assignment is a portfolio of 3 Teaching & Learning sessions/activities developed using particular teaching approaches/methods/techniques/resources. The critical and reflective commentary will demonstrate, with reference to scholarly literature, how this design supports student learning, with especial consideration of student-centred learning.
Assessment 2.
Drawing on, and with reference to their experience of the online discussion board for this course, participants will produce a critical and constructive evaluation and reflection on the usefulness of online discussion as a teaching & learning methodology.

On successful completion you will:

1. Critically evaluate and determine the effectiveness of a range of teaching and learning facilitation techniques, with reference to achieving student-focused learning.
2. Critically evaluate research on teaching and learning to inform their professional teaching and learning facilitation practice
3. Rationalise and critique how they support diverse learners and learning needs, and utilise learning resources
4. Analyse and evaluate the use of Communication & Information Technology in the delivery of teaching and the facilitation of student-focused learning.

Study Dates and Venues

February 2021 S2

Venue: Online Study

Starts: Thu 18th Feb 2021

Session Times:
Workshop 1
  • Thursday 18th or Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 1:45pm-5:00pm
  • Workshop 2
  • Thursday 11th or Friday 12th March 2021, 1:45pm-5:00pm
  • Workshop 3
  • Thursday 15th or Monday 19tyh April 2021, 1:45pm-5:00pm
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    Further Information

    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

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    For details about module content please contact the module leader, Jill Cochrane via or on 01695 584479.
    Or you can contact the Medical School email on


    Options for further study (pathways)
    This module is taken as one of the 3 modules comprising the

  • PG Cert Teaching & Learning in Clinical Practice
  • CPD4454 needs to be taken first, but the next 2 modules can be taken in either order. If you are a dentist and an Educational Supervisor (or aspiring to that role) then you would normally choose CPD4707. Likewise, if you are a consultant, a G.P. or a Specialist Trainee then you also can choose

  • Supporting the Postgraduate Learner in the Medical Workplace CPD4707
  • rather than CPD4455.