ND6302: Facilitating Learning in the Mental Health Workplace

ND6302: Facilitating Learning in the Mental Health Workplace

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Facilitating Learning in the Mental Health Workplace
Module Code ND6302
Module Tutor
School School of Health and Social Care
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module aims to explore some of theoretical perspectives of teaching in the workplace and consider how they support students to facilitate learning for continuous professional development and those they work with, supervise and mentor. It will help students gain a clear sense of the opportunities that present themselves in everyday practice and help create an environment where learning can take place with access to a wide range of strategies to support that learning

Indicative Syllabus

The effective learning environment and factors influencing learning Theories and methods of learning, teaching, coaching and assessment in the clinical environment

Collaborative Learning in Practice

Setting and monitoring of realistic learning objectives and establishing developmental plans

Developing and delivering teaching and learning activities in the clinical environment.

Organising, co-coordinating and evaluating evidence-based learning activities in clinical settings optimising learning in action as situations/incidents present themselves

Assessing clinical performance including skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviour

 Supporting continuous professional development in practice

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:


1. Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical approaches to the teaching, learning, coaching and assessment process within the mental health environment inclusive of the standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council which support learning and assessment in practice


2. Demonstrate a variety of skills and tools to enhance participation and collaboration in learning, teaching and assessing in practice within the wider multi professional team


3. Demonstrate an understanding and critically evaluate of the challenges faced with supporting teaching, learning and assessing practice and articulate own accountability within this process


4. Critically reflect on how they engage in an appropriate professional manner to deliver


5. Critically discuss their own performance and the role of reflective evaluation, supervision and appraisal


6. Critically evaluate and reflect on the planning, delivery and effectiveness of teaching approaches and consider strategies for future improvement.


7. Discuss opportunities for promoting ongoing and continuous development in the workplace, to enhance learning and the acquisition of new skills to ensure the requirements of revalidation are continuously met

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 2300
Independent Learning Hours: 2300
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Assignment: Individual: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements None
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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