A variety of learning and teaching methods will be used.
Seminars will include activities such as presentations, group work, case studies, self-reflection and academic reading.
Ten in-person seminars provide the key content of the course. A moderated forum will be used to answer questions and support self-directed learning. Key learning and teaching resources will be available on the university virtual learning environment, Moodle.
For this module you will receive ten 2-hour seminars. These seminars will vary in content. Some will begin with a short presentation of the topic, followed by working in one or more groups where you will apply what you have learnt to practice. Some seminars will consist of one or a series of presentations or talks. Seminar groups can help you develop a deep and systematic understanding of subject matter. They encourage team working and can be motivating, enhance communication skills and challenge ways of thinking. Small group work will help you engage in practical sessions to develop your clinical skills, such as through the use of case studies; answering questions to encourage you to reflect on your own experiences or practice; taking part in debates to engage you in group discussions around complex issues. Lecture capture will be used to record seminars which will then be made available on Moodle.
Guided Independent Study:
During the module you will have time allocated to undertake prescribed activities individually or in study groups. These activities may help you to complete the summative assessment.
A dedicated online module forum will provide the opportunity to ask tutors questions about the seminars and self-directed learning.
In between seminars there will be ten one-hour synchronous drop-in tutorial sessions in which a tutor will be available online to answer these questions and facilitate group discussions.
The assessment for this module is a 3,000 word essay focused on one or more of the seminar topics or a case study. The written assignment has a minimum qualifying mark of 50%. Grade-related criteria will be made available to you prior to completing the assignment.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.