Practice Module for the Practice Teacher

Key information

Start date: To be confirmed

(Due to run in the 2020/21 academic year)

Attendance dates:

To be confirmed


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

Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:

  • Level
    7 (postgraduate)
  • Credits
  • Module code

Module aims

This module aims to link and apply relevant theories of learning teaching and assessment to practice through supporting a student Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN).

Learning outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate that you have met the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2008) learning and assessment in practice standards for the practice teacher qualification
  • Utilise the knowledge and skills required to make judgements regarding the competence of the student for registration to the same part of the register
  • Actively engage in evidence based practice and reflection.


Course content

Indicative module content includes:

  • Self assessment of development required to meet the NMC (2008) Standards to support learning and assessment in practice stage 3 (PDF)
  • Exploration of creative and innovative teaching and assessment strategies to maximise the application of theory to practice
  • Critical evaluation of own practice and consideration of alternative solutions to complex situations
  • Consideration of accountability and safeguarding of the public when assessing student’s competence in practice.

Learning and teaching methods

A variety of teaching and learning strategies will be applied throughout the module:

  • Teacher-led sessions
  • Case studies
  • Discussion groups
  • Seminars
  • Experiential workshops
  • Small group work and large group discussions
  • Role modelling
  • Active learning methods, such as problem-based learning, enquiry-based learning and action learning
  • Tutorials
  • Practice visits.

Emphasis will be placed upon work-based/practice based learning and teaching, with opportunities for you to explore and share you views and experiences with regard to the facilitation of learning and evidence-based practice within their working environment.


This module will be assessed through a two part assignment:

  • Successful completion of a learning development plan (50 per cent of the module marks)
  • Poster presentation (50 per cent of the module marks).

Course leader

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Sarah Roberts

Teaching Fellow, Lead for Student Admissions (Health Sciences)

Reading list

Take a look at the module reading list.


Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 7
  • Successful completion of NMC approved mentorship module at level 6 or above
  • Successful completion of the Supporting Education in Practice module (NURM147)
  • Professional registration as a healthcare professional:
    • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
    • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Working in health and social care.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2021/22 are to be confirmed

How to apply

Please download and fill in an application form.

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.

Send your completed application back to us at the address or email included on the form.

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. 


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