Mentorship in Professional Practice HEA9087


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: HEA9087
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 for Sept 2019 to July 2020

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 provide a critical perspective of the complexities of mentoring processes that empower and facilitate effective learning and assessment of that learning in dynamic health and social care environments.

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 an integrated critically reflective portfolio of learning.

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 9087 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The mentorship qualification (Standards to Support Learning and Assessing in Practice, NMC, 2008) has been superseded by the Standards for Education (NMC 2018). In addition to preparing nurses as educators, this module will develop the underpinning theory to undertake the roles of supervisor and assessor in practice .

Study Dates and Venues

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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This module can be studied on a standalone basis. It is also an optional module on the following programmes:

  • MSc Leadership Development
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • MSc Professional Clinical Practice