Dr Luciana Dalla ValleLecturer in Statistics School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science & Engineering) Big Data

Key features

This module will develop students' knowledge and skills as a clinical educator, exploring theories of teaching and learning, and the principles and practices of assessment, feedback and evaluation. It will encourage students to critically assess their own learning and development needs, as well as those of their team, helping to build capacity and capability and foster a culture of continuous improvement. 
This module has been designed to align with the Education pillar of the Health Education England Multidisciplinary framework for Advanced Clinical Practice.  
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Module code




FHEQ Level

7 – masters degree


Distance learning approach: live (synchronous) online delivery of taught content allowing engagement with the module content and interactive discussion. 

Module details

This module will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to be effective clinical educators, supervisors and mentors, who can contribute to growth and development of themselves and their peers. 
Units of study include: 
  • Professional competence and lifelong learning. 
  • Mentorship and development of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Educational theory and key concepts.
  • Designing a teaching or supervisory session. 

Learning outcomes

  • Critically analyse learning and teaching strategies and their application to the multi-professional clinical environment.  
  • Critically analyse current assessment and feedback methodologies used in healthcare.  
  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of how to design an effective teaching or supervisory session, applying relevant pedagogic principles.  
  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the principles and application of mentorship and organisational learning.  
  • Critically reflect on own teaching, learning and assessment practices and continuing professional development needs  


The assessment for this module is 100% coursework 

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
  • Application forms. 
  • Change of name forms.
  • Pre-course information.
  • Downloadable guides.
  • Student card.
Admissions information Additional information and documentation required for the application process.Access to application forms, download guides and confirmation information. Visit our admissions homepage.

Module dates

29 Jan 2024 – Online induction
29 Jan 2024 – Synchronous teaching online
5 Feb 2024 – Synchronous teaching online
8 Feb 2024 – Synchronous teaching online
The dates provided are those on which student attendance is needed. There are other key dates for the module (e.g. portfolio submission) which will be provided once the student has been enrolled. 
Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit.
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers.
In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. 
Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.



Module Lead

Entry requirements

  • Registered practitioner working in an area of practice that will facilitate the successful completion of module learning outcomes.  
  • Be in possession of previous study at degree level.  
  • Individuals without a degree, may be eligible to apply providing they have appropriate practice related experience relevant to the module. This will be evaluated on an individual basis. 
  • Due to the blended learning delivery model of this module, it is an expectation that applicants will have access to wi-fi and relevant electronic devices that allow them to engage fully with all aspects of module delivery, teaching, learning and assessment.  
  • In some cases, an interview may be required to assess individual ability to meet the requirements of this module.  

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice in Ophthalmology

This module can be studied as a standalone 20 credit option or as part of the full MSc Advanced Clinical Practice in Ophthalmology.
An innovative and flexible MSc programme supporting the postgraduate development of registered ophthalmic professionals to an advanced level of practice in Clinical Ophthalmology.
Full programme details can be found on our MSc Advanced Clinical Practice in Ophthalmology page. 
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You can contact the Professional Development Unit with any queries

Prospective student enquiries:
Current student enquiries:
Professional Development Unit, Level 4 Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom.
Monday – Thursday 8:30–17:00 and Friday 8:30–16:30.