Learning and teaching will be focused on the development of analytical thinking and critical reflection whilst educating the whole person. Ability in creativity, problem solving, questioning, reasoning and development of individual thought at a higher level will be central to the teaching and learning strategies whilst working together with organisations as partners in learning. There will be an interactive approach to learning and teaching acknowledging your prior learning and expertise in clinical practice.
The course uses blended learning/ flipped classroom approach to learning. This will enable you to have a flexible and manageable learning environment that fits with your work and life balance. Blending face-to-face and online activities has been selected to achieve the learning outcomes. This mixture of learning allows you to learn at your own pace as well as suiting different learning needs.
The number of face-to-face classroom based days will normally be four 8 hour sessions per 20 credit module. This will be directed learning, which will provide meaningful debate around clinical cases, development of knowledge, reflection on learning activities and students will be able to share their learning and experiences in clinical practice.
Workshops will be utilised to enable you to practice skills and gain experience in various aspects of prescribing practice. Workshops comprise a theoretical component by means of lecture or academic/student led activity and a practical element which will include role play.
The course aims to encourage you to critically analyse practice and consider strategies for development. The Personal Academic Tutor will arrange a practice visit which encourages a quality review of the learning environment whilst building a learning community that supports practice. You will also complete an electronic portfolio and a reflective journal as part of your development in reflective practice.
You will be provided with appropriate guided reading throughout the course and the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) will be used to support the course providing essential programme documents, extracts of required reading material and lecture notes.