MSc-PGDip in Learning and Teaching for Professional Practice

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  • Objectives
    The Learning and Teaching framework, which is hosted by the Centre for Research in Nursing and Midwifery Education (CRNME), is an exciting and new innovation which commenced in September 2006. The framework offers the opportunity to study at postgraduate level, leading to the awards of MSc, Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma. The framework is targeted at a broad spectrum of individuals from health and social care settings, compulsory, post-compulsory and further education sectors, who wish to develop their role to support learning in education and practice settings. These awards are intended to enable: -Appropriately qualified health and social care professionals and teachers who are developing their role to support learning in a variety of settings to acquire a professionally accredited teaching qualification, through achieving formal recognition for their existing expertise and through the development of new knowledge, skills and understanding -All participants to develop an enquiring, reflective, critical and innovative approach to the daily experience of contemporary educational and professional practice The MSc dissertation/project is intended to enable teachers to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to actively contribute through research to the development of the area of professional practice in which they work.
  • Entry requirements
    Typical entry requirements All applicants must have a relevant professional qualification with a minimum of one year's experience (post-qualification) and a degree or equivalent with the potential to achieve at postgraduate level, and be employed in a teaching/training capacity. Non-native speakers of English should have passed the IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge proficiency examination at an appropriate level or demonstrate an equivalent level of competence in English. Nurses must have three years' full-time experience (or equivalent part-time) in relevant professional practice in the last ten years.
  • Academic Title
    MSc/PGDip in Learning and Teaching for Professional Practice
  • Course description
    MSc/PGDip in Learning and Teaching for Professional Practice Module overview

    Core Modules

    Journey of Development
    Students will be exposed to a culture of development, whereby the individual can focus on and design their personal and professional journey of development, leading to deep learning and independence.

    Effective Learning in the Practice Setting
    This module gives the opportunity for the student to consider and critically evaluate links between theory and practice and to explore strategies relevant for the facilitation and support of learning within the workplace.

    Advancing Learning and Teaching Skills
    This module provides students with the opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of the complexities of learning and teaching, assessment and evaluation in order to review critically and enhance their expertise in these areas of professional practice.

    Innovation and Learning
    This module provides participants with a stimulating and challenging learning experience, developing conceptual knowledge and understanding of experiential learning, exploring practice-based innovation and change.

    Optional modules include:
    -Research for Practice (compulsory for MSc students)
    -Leadership and Management
    -Curriculum Development: Diversity in Delivery
    -Creating an Inter-professional Workforce
    -Supporting Students

    Programme length
    Postgraduate Certificate: 12 months part-time

    Postgraduate Diploma: 24 months part-time

    MSc: 36 months part-time

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