Assessment and Appraisal in Healthcare Education


This module encompasses all aspects of learner assessment, both formative (informal) and summative (formal). It addresses how assessment relates to the wider learning journey, including contexts of delivery. It also considers the breadth of different approaches to assessment, across both formative and summative levels. In addition, the module enables reflection upon the role that assessment plays in facilitating positive learning processes and outcomes. Key principles and concepts will be related to the practicalities of assessment. This will include consideration of the effectiveness of assessment, which will draw upon concepts such as validity and reliability. Students will be encouraged to critically analyse and reflect upon the assessment process utilised within their own workplace.

The primary learning strategy utilised within this module is independent learning. The foundation and direction for your learning will be through the virtual learning environment, Blackboard. This will direct you to the key content and theoretical concepts. It provides a platform for your independent reading and reflection upon how the theory can be applied to your own teaching practice, in relation to assessment of student learning.

A variety of sources will be utilised, including narrated PowerPoint Presentations as well as more interactive activities such as identification of your own learning style, formative quizzes, article critique, and online discussion forums.

Your practical experience of teaching in health or social care settings will be the basis for reflection and discussion in the online discussion forums; you will be encouraged to reflect on your teaching strategies and student feedback.

Academic credits
Delivery method
Distance learning

Students can work through materials in their own time

Start date

Monday 13th January 2025

Health, Science and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

A first degree (or diploma) in a Health and Social Care subject, or extensive relevant professional experience. Active involvement in teaching/assessment is strongly recommended.

IELTS score 7.




Tess Knight

Lecturer / Forensic Practitioner

How to apply

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021