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Learning and Teaching: Theories, Processes and Strategies in Health Professional Education 2015-16

At a Glance

Start date:

1 year, part-time

30 Master's level credits

Places Available:
20 (this number may be subject to change)

Course Type:
Part Time

Entry Requirements
You must:
• Have prior successful study at Honours level.
• Be a registered health professional with an appropriate governing body.
If you work overseas, you must also offer the International English Language Test Scheme (IELTS) level 6.5.

SSPRD Admissions Team
Tel: 01484 473015

The course

This specialist skills and post-registration development short course may be of interest to health professionals with an interest in Health Professional Education.

It will provide you with an understanding of the various learning theories in relation to facilitating learning. You will investigate and review various teaching strategies in terms of their application to Health Professional Education. It also offers you the opportunity to practice peer teaching skills with fellow health professionals.

Upon successful completion of the course you will:
• Have developed a critical understanding of learning theories, teaching strategies and curriculum issues applicable to health professional education.
• Be able to demonstrate the application of a range of approaches to facilitating learning in relation to Health Professional Education.

Career opportunities

This short course will assist you to meet the specialist skills and post-registration development requirements stipulated by your employer/professional regulator.

Professional links and accreditations

This course is linked to the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) Standards to Support Learning and Teaching in Practice (Teacher Standard).

Teaching and assessment


This specialist skills and post-registration development short course consists of:
• Lectures, seminars and self-directed study: 30 hours
• Unsupervised activity: 270 hours


You will:
• Submit a 4,000 word essay relating to learning theories.
• Undertake a 20 minute presentation relating to teaching strategies.

How much will it cost me?

Information on course fees can be obtained from the Student Finance Office.

This course may be eligible for funding from Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber. Detailed guidance on such funding arrangements is available in their Funding Guide.

Other information

The University of Huddersfield operates an attendance monitoring system. Further details can be found in the Attendance Monitoring Policy.

How to apply

We hope you're interested in what you've seen. If you would like to apply to join us, please complete the part-time courses application form and refer to the guidance notes provided.

Please note, the closing date is 31 July 2015.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.

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This specialist skills and post-registration development short course can be studied on its own or as part of the Health Studies (Health Professional Education: Teaching) MSc.

If you undertake the Health Studies (Health Professional Education: Teaching) MSc, upon successful completion you will have the opportunity to become a fellow of the Higher Education Academy as well as recording a teaching qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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