Learning is supported by a strong system of personal tutors and teaching teams, clinical work placements and enthusiastic mentors. Teaching methods include:
- Enquiry-based problem solving
- Independent e-learning
You will complete blocks of clinical placements 37.5 hours per week and blocks comprised of theory and independent learning hours up to an equivalent of 37.5 hours each week.
Students in practice placements are allocated a mentor to help develop and support learning.
Inter-professional (IP) learning allows you to mix with other students and professionals, and understand wider issues and debates in the sector.
A variety of approaches are used to assess theory and practice.
Practice is assessed through the completion of your practice portfolio, clinical skills log, submission of service user/ expert by experience feedback and undertaking the required number of hours in practice.
Theory is assessed through written assignments including as essays, reports, Critical incident analysis, blog (weblog), examinations, and culminating in your dissertation.
Teaching contact hours
Contact hours in a typical week will depend to some extent on the modules you are studying. However, typically you will have up to 16 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: approx. 1 hour of tutorials or small group teaching each week
Medium group teaching: approx. 6 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week
Large group teaching: approx. 10 hours of lectures each week
Personal study: approx. 21.5 hours studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using hand-outs, online activities, etc.