Educating Health Professionals

Key information

Start date:
18 October 2024
Attendance dates:

18, 25 October 2024

20, 14, 15, 29 November 2024

Kate Granger Building, 30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YH

Depending on the subject and content, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face-to-face and online.

Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Contact details:
  • Level
    6 (undergraduate)
  • Credits
  • Module code

Module overview

The module provides the students with a comprehensive understanding of how people learn in a learning environment with an emphasis on what constitutes an effective learning setting and how this is conducive for learning. Through a series of lectures and facilitated groupwork students will identify educational strategies that can be used to ensure that the ‘student learning journey’ is meaningful. These concepts will be underpinned by learning theories which will help the students construct an understanding of how people learn in their own environments.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the learning environment in which you work, with consideration of the internal and external factors which influence your approach to inclusive education.
  • Critically examine and evaluate an educational strategy used within practice-based education to optimise student centred learning and assessment.
  • Explore a learning theory which underpins your education strategy and link the learning theory to the strategy in a critical manner.
  • Critically analyse ideas and develops innovative proposals to enhance opportunities for learning.

Course content

Indicative module content includes:

  • Exploring the learning environment, what makes for a conducive learning experience.
  • Learning theories, including how people learn and application to educational strategies.
  • Educational strategies, how these are used in practice, limitations, and strengths of different approaches.
  • Inclusive approaches to education, with respect to the interests of neurodivergent learners, cultural groups, equity, and diversity.
  • Assessment and feedback, including evaluation and feedback literacy.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning and teaching methods include:

  • Lectures on learning environments, learning theories and educational strategies.
  • Small group work and classroom discussion to explore how educational strategies are influenced by current practice and how this is linked to internal/external factors and learning theories.
  • Student led discussions and peer review, including feedback and evaluation on educational strategies, practice and learning theories.
  • Guided self-directed study on producing an academic essay.
  • Tutorials to aid development.


A 3000-word academic essay that critically analyses and evaluates inclusive educational strategies that provide opportunities to facilitate learning. This in turn will inform proposals for developing educational practice.

Course leader

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Hayley Ward

Director of Studies for Healthcare Practice Programme and Leadership in Healthcare Programme

Reading list

Take a look at the module reading list.


Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 6
  • Working in health and social care.

Fees and funding


How to apply

Please download and fill in an application form. 

Please note: 

  1. Applications close on 2 September 2024 or earlier if we reach a maximum number of applications. If we still have spaces on the course, we may extend the application deadline date.
  2. It is important to ensure that you complete all sections and answer all questions, incomplete forms will cause a delay and may result in you missing out on an available place.
  3. If you are registered on a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course then you will need to complete an application form for each CPD module you wish to apply for.

Send your completed application to

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations and our terms and conditions. You are also confirming you have read and understood the University's prospective student privacy notice.

If your sponsoring healthcare provider is funding you for this module, by submitting an application you agree to allow all information regarding your module (for example your exam results) to be shared with the sponsoring provider.

Cancellation policy

If you withdraw less than seven days before the module commences or do not attend on the first day (without informing the module administrator) the full cost of the module will be charged. Withdrawals after the module commences will also be charged.

Module availability

Places are confirmed approximately one month before the module start date. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. 


Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to module content) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the module. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a module with us. Read the full disclaimer.

Course location and contact details

Campus location

Kate Granger Building

Our Medicine (Graduate Entry) BMBS degree, nursing and midwifery, and health science courses are taught at the Kate Granger Building (30 Priestley Road), on the Surrey Research Park.

Additional information

Depending on the subject and content, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face-to-face and online.

Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH.

Post-registration Administration team

University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH