Postgraduate taught 

Advanced Practice in Health Care MSc(MedSci)/PgDip/PgCert

Education For Professional Practice NURSING5012

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course aims to explore educational principles and their application in practice.


This course consists of lectures and seminars in semester 2.


Students will prepare a portfolio teaching package which comprises an essay (2,000 words) and a plan for a teaching session.

Course Aims

This course aims to appraise the contribution of educational theory to educational and enable the student to create, implement and evaluate a teaching package.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

1. Appraise the contribution of adult learning theory (andragogy) to a range of learning methods.
2. Participate reflectively in peer group learning session using
 a variety of methods.

3. Critically evaluate a range of available clinical and theoretical assessment strategies.
4. Plan, implement, evaluate and critically reflect upon a professionally based learning session in clinical practice.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.