Teaching and assessment
Our teaching approach is ideally designed for studying at home and in the workplace. Study materials are available online in the DMU virtual learning environment. We suggest you will need to spend about 10-15 hours per week week studying the course material and undertaking assessment.
There is some attendance required at the university for UK-based students:
- An induction day, as you start the course, to introduce you to the programme team, the study facilities available to you, the course requirements and patterns of study.Two study days per year, where you will have small group tutorials about the assignments, do some further study in groups, and maybe sit a study day assessment, depending on the module
If you choose the independent prescribing option in the diploma stage this is taught partly by face-to-face teaching at DMU over 11 study days and two assessment days.
Assessments include written reports, clinical interventions, CPD cycles, presentation of patient cases and care plans. If students study the Independent Prescribing module, assessments also include OSCEs, oral examination and a reflective journal.
This is a modular course and each module is individually assessed. A variety of assessment strategies are used including essays, reports, assessed seminars and a research dissertation.
There is the expectation that you will take responsibility for your learning and will seek support from the academic team as necessary. The philosophy of the course reflects the belief that you will manage your own learning independently with support from the course tutors.
It is also possible to exit with a post graduate certificate or diploma.
You can get more information from the DMU website (PG Courses).