Single Module Level 7

Education in Practice (Level 7, 30 credits)

School of Health and Society




One semester

Next enrolment

September 2023


In a nutshell

This module focuses on the theoretical background of teaching and learning for use by health professionals.

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of the MSc Nursing


You will:

  • benefit from inter-professional education and learning
  • examine evidence for adopting different teaching methods
  • understand the relationship between education and practice developments
Course details

All about the course

This module will explore:

  • Research evidence for adopting various methods of teaching and learning in practice
  • Inter-professional education and learning in a practice context
  • Models of teaching and learning and their application to supporting practice-based education
  • Power in the teacher/patient, staff or co-learner relationship and its influence on practice
  • Ethical practice and professionalism
  • Historical development of practice focused learning: and links to simulated learning environments
  • Relationship between education and practice developments in creating organisational change
  • The role of service users in the education of practitioners
  • Education principles in patient/client involvement in their own care

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

This module is delivered using a mix of seminars, tutorials, work-based learning and independent study.


  • Evidence-based portfolio of teaching and learning activities, 3500 words - 70%
  • Critical commentary on the organisation and design of the Portfolio, 1,500 words – 30%

School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development or as part of the MSc Nursing. On completion of this module you will understand the relationship between education and practice developments in order to implement organisational change.

Career Links

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.


What you need to know

This module starts in September and lasts for one semester. 

This module is suitable for qualified nurses who wish to develop their practice further and enhance their career opportunities.

    Standard entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    Applicants should be a registered nurse with a graduate or graduate equivalent.

    Alternative entry requirements

    Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

    We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

    The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

    Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2023/24 £1,425 per 30 credit module

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    September 2023

    September 2024