MSc Advanced Leadership for Professional Practice (Nursing) / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Multiprofessional Support for Learning and Assessment in Practice (Mentorship)
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Variable teaching patterns|
|Offered by||Nursing & Midwifery|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
- Meet key standards identified by the NMC, Health and Care Professions Council and Higher Education Academy in relation to your continuing professional development.
- Enable you to develop the skills necessary to support learning and assessment in practice as part of an effective, supportive and dynamic learning process.
- Empower you to critically analyse your role as a student mentor and develop innovative approaches to supporting students’ learning in practice
Knowledge and understanding
- Demonstrate critical analytical understanding of the need to develop your self-awareness to facilitate effective and trusting educational relationships, in a learner centred educational environment.
- Empower students to enable them to reflect critically upon their learning experiences in order to enhance their future learning and engender positive role models for the future.
- Critically examine the teaching and learning styles, theories and models that can be used as part of the mentorship process to enhance student learning in practice.
- Critically evaluate the impact that working and learning in an interprofessional context can have on the placement learning environment.
- Furnish students with critically reflective and appropriate feedback regarding their performance/competence as potential registrants or newly qualified staff.
- Prioritise work and demonstrate flexibility and adaptability within the mentorship process to meet the personalised learning needs of student with a range of abilities/disabilities
- Work with students to realise their full potential as effective members of the clinical team
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Further develop and enhance skills in effective communication to a range of audiences in a variety of settings.
- Effectively utilise a range of information sources including information technology/health informatics
- Critically evaluate assimilate and disseminate research findings as part of your mentorship role in your unique practice domain.
|Written assignment (inc essay)||50%|
|Practical skills assessment||50%|
Students will normally have the opportunity to receive feedback on formative work submitted prior to the summative assessment. Other feedback opportunities will also be available in class and online discussion boards. Online feedback is provided in Grademark. Provisional feedback based on internal marking will be made available prior to the Exam Board on the basis that these marks are yet to be ratified at the Exam Board and therefore may be subject to change. A standard feedback mechanism in Grademark is utilised across all postgraduate programmes within the School which provides detailed and constructive feedback on each component and aspect of assessment and identifies areas of strength and those aspects which could be enhanced.
Student feedback is obtained through open discussion forums on blackboard, in class discussions, via formal University unit evaluation forms and also qualitative, in house evaluations at the end of the unit.
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|Margaret Lynch||Unit coordinator|
|Heather Sigley||Unit coordinator|