Mentorship in Professional Practice HEA3177

Overview

Health care professionals have a responsibility to tend to patients’ needs and therefore to teach. Providing ‘care’ means ensuring that patients, their families and carers are fully educated about their condition and their proposed treatments. In addition to educating patients, practitioners are responsible for their own personal and professional development as well as ‘teaching’, ‘mentoring’, ‘coaching’ ‘supervising’ and ‘assessing’ learners in practice.

This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills to coach, educate, supervise and assess other learners in practice.

Module Code: HEA3177
Level: 6
Credits: 20
Cost: £780

Who is this module for?

All health and social care practitioners working in an environment where patients, students and staff require support and education to understand, inform and empower effective practice-based learning.

What are the key aims of the programme?

The aim of this module is to enable practitioners to gain an understanding of the complexities of the mentoring process to facilitate effective learning and assessment of that learning.

How Will I Study?

This module normally requires attendance at four full day sessions with three online sessions spread over 15 weeks. The module overall lasts 15 weeks.

What will I study?

  • Context of practice;
  • Teaching and learning theory;
  • Assessment and accountability;
  • Evaluation of learning;
  • The learning environment;
  • Evidence based practice;
  • Leadership & Role modelling;
  • Professional Body Standards.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through a 4000-word summative assignment, encompassing evidence of both knowledge and skills as applied to mentorship and must meet all learning outcomes.

A formative opportunity to offer work for consideration in order to receive feedback is offered early in the module.

On successful completion you will:

There is international evidence that CPD is vitally important for staff in terms of professional and personal development and in contributing to improved patient outcomes and increased public confidence. By studying HEA 3177 mentorship in professional practice, you will develop confidence and be empowered to coach learners and deliver practice-based learning as a way of providing ongoing quality and effectiveness.

The mentorship qualification (Standards to Support Learning and Assessing in Practice, NMC, 2008) has been superseded by the Standards for Education (NMC 2018).

Study Dates and Venues

February 2022 S2

Venue: Online Study

Starts: Thu 10th Feb 2022

Session Times:
  • Thursday 10 February 2022, 09:15 - 16:00pm, attendance online
  • Thursday 17 February 2022, 09:15 - 16:00pm, attendance online
  • Thursday 3 March 2022, 09:15 - 16:00pm, attendance online
  • Thursday 10 March 2022, 09:15 - 16:00pm, attendance online
  • Thursday 24 March 2022, 09:15 - 16:00pm, attendance online
  • Thursday 31 March 2022, 09:15 - 16:00pm, attendance online
  • Thursday 7 April 2022, 09:15 - 16:00pm, attendance online
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    September 2022 S1

    Venue: Online Study

    Starts: Thu 8th Sep 2022

    Session Times:

    All Sessions are on a Thursday 9:15am-3:30pm, with the extra time to be used for reading and going over the material.

    All sessions will be held online, including:

  • Four online sessions
  • Three self-directed learning sessions using materials provided online

  • Session dates
  • 8 September 2022, session 1, live session
  • 15 September 2022, session 2, online self-directed learning
  • 22 September 2022, no session
  • 29 September 2022, session 3, live session
  • 6 October 2022, session 4, online, self-directed learning
  • 13 October 2022, session 5, live session
  • 20 October 2022, session 6, online self-directed learning
  • 27 October 2022, no session
  • 3 November 2022, session 7, live session

  • A 30 minute drop-in session will be available on 24 November or 1st December.
  • Submission date, Monday 12 December 2022 by 4pm
  • Resubmission 22 May 2023
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    February 2023 S2

    Venue: Online Study

    Starts: Thu 9th Feb 2023

    Session Times:

    All Sessions are on a Thursday 9:15am-3:30pm, with the extra time to be used for reading and going over the material.

    All sessions will be held online, including:

  • Four online sessions
  • Three self-directed learning sessions using materials provided online

  • Session dates
  • 9 February 2023, session 1, live session
  • 16 February 2023, session 2, online self-directed learning
  • 23 February 2023, no session
  • 2 March 2023, session 3, live session
  • 9 March 2023, session 4, online, self-directed learning
  • 16 March 2023, no session
  • 23 March 2023, session 5, live session
  • 30 March 2023, session 6, online self-directed learning
  • 6 April 2023, no session
  • 13 April 2023, no session
  • 20 April 2023, session 7, live session

  • A drop-in session will be available on 27 April or 4 May 2023 for any queries or questions.
  • Submission date, Monday 22 May 2023 by 4pm
  • Resubmission date to be confirmed
  • 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.

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

    If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQ page.

    Midwifery applicants can only access the module commencing in February of each year because of specific requirements in terms of professional standards.

    For further information on module content, please contact the Module Coordinator: Deborah Walter on [email protected].

    For any other queries, you can contact the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health on [email protected].

    Pathways

    This module can be studied on a standalone basis and it is an optional module of the following programmes: