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HCT391 - Facilitating Learning and Teaching

This masters-level module focuses on evidence-based approaches to facilitating learning, teaching, inter-professional learning and quality assurance in higher education and clinical practice.

The module is intended to provide an opportunity for health professionals to gain knowledge and experience of blended learning and teaching within higher education and practice settings.

You will explore current research and theory that underpins the educational process and apply this to your context of practice.

You will be required to plan and implement various teaching and facilitated learning strategies and you will be actively encouraged to utilise contemporary technology-enhanced learning approaches in your sessions.

At the start of the module, you will be allocated a teaching mentor. The mentor will be a lecturer from an appropriate programme based in HCARE. All mentors as lecturers at Cardiff University will hold a recognised teaching qualification.

The mentor’s role is to support your development throughout the module and allow you to develop teaching and learning skills and apply the theory taught within the module to practice. Your teaching mentor will:

  • support you to achieve 50 hours of associated teaching practice
  • facilitate the provision of opportunities to observe teaching and learning
  • provide supervision of teaching sessions
  • observe and assess the two summative teaching and facilitated learning sessions
  • review your teaching hours

Module content includes

  • establishing effective relationships, mentorship, preceptorship, clinical supervision, coaching skills, role of lecturer, clinical teacher, practice facilitator and practice teacher, peer support
  • theories and models of learning and teaching; aims; learning outcomes; competencies; teaching methods; facilitation of learning; self-directed learning; enquiry-based learning; reflection; action learning; work-based learning; learning technologies; assessment strategies, constructive feedback; evaluation strategies; creating a learning environment; and identifying opportunities for learning
  • inter-professional learning and the multidisciplinary team
  • quality assurance processes in education, clinical educational audit, maintaining a safe learning environment, and enhancing the learning environment
  • evidence-based practice, the research process, research critique, practice development, patient and public participation, scholarship and continuing professional development.

Module dates

Find out when this standalone module is running by downloading our Level 7 Standalone Modules Calendar:

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Module lead

Jayne Hancock

Jayne Hancock

Lecturer: Adult Nursing

+44 29206 87781

Further information

Module codeHCT120

Entry requirements

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

  • possess an initial or higher degree from 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
  • all postgraduate applicants must demonstrate a standard level of English or Welsh language that will enable them to benefit fully from their course of study. For the majority of applicants, this will be an IELTS (Academic) of 6.5 with a 5.5 in each subskill or a GCSE in Welsh language. Please see our English Language Requirements guidance for more details
  • applicants with an IELTS score of overall 6 may be eligible for an offer based upon attendance on a pre-sessional English language course offered by Cardiff University. Please be advised that places on these courses are limited so please apply early
  • individual modules within the programme may have additional entry criteria due to the aims and learning outcomes of the module and/or due to regulations