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PGCE - Assessment and Evaluation (NRT139)

Assessment and Evaluation focuses on assessment, evaluation, change management and academic leadership.  This module is primarily for nursing and midwifery practitioners but could be accessed by other health care practitioners also.  

This Masters level module is intended to provide an opportunity for nurses and midwives to gain knowledge and experience of applying appropriate assessment and evaluation strategies to their sphere of practice; using the evidence base and policy initiatives to develop practice through change management; and, to explore leadership in academia.

Students will be required to plan and implement assessment and evaluation strategies and lead practice and curriculum development activities.
Additionally, for those nurses and midwives wishing to record this qualification with the NMC this module will provide 180 hours associated practise which, when combined with Facilitating Learning and Teaching, will provide the required 360 hours of practise.  All other students must evidence 100 hours or associated practise.

Module content

Purposes of assessment; determining criteria for evaluation; professional and political drivers for health and educational development; managing change; maintaining professional standards; clinical scholarship; evidence based approaches to assessment and evaluation; strategies to facilitate collaborative relationships between practice and academic settings; and developing programmes which meet professional and academic requirements.

Admission Requirements

Registration with the University to undertake the programme is dependent on applicants meeting the following criteria:

  • Possess an initial or higher degree of an approved institution.
  • Possess a non-graduate qualification equivalent to graduation.
  • These programmes are normally open to registered practitioners who possess an initial or higher degree of an approved institution. Where applicants do not hold a first degree, applications will be considered on an individual basis.  For such applicants, evidence of relevant experience and continued professional development will be requested.
  • Secured funding.
  • Employer’s support (where appropriate).
  • A prospective candidate who already holds the Doctor of Philosophy shall show that the Master’s Degree scheme to be pursued is in a different field of study from that for which the degree of PhD was awarded.
  • Students will normally be health, social care or other professionals with relevant qualifications and registrations.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English or Welsh must satisfy the English Language requirements for entry to the university by attainment of a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS no more than 3 years before the proposed date of entry.
  • Individual modules within the programme may have additional entry criteria due to the aims and learning outcomes of the module and/or due to NMC regulations.

Module leader

Miss Gail Williams

Position:Associate Dean/Deputy Head of School
Gail Williams
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2091 7733Extension: 7733

Module Dates 2014-2015:

Autumn Term - Week commencing 22 September 2013

September 2014

October 2014
1 8 15 22 29 

November 2014
5 12 19 26

December 2014
3 10

This Module will run on Wednesdays

Module code - NRT139

Credits - 30

Level 7