Culture of Education in Healthcare


Delve into the culture of education in healthcare and explore the factors that influence the ways in which we structure our educational activities thereby influencing the ways in which learners will learn.

With the experts at Staffordshire University, you will discuss factors we may feel that we have some control over, alongside others that are subject to outside influences over which we may feel we have little control such as the physical environment and resources.

This module emphasises the importance of creating a conducive learning environment, a physical and psychological ethos or climate for learning, in order for learners to achieve optimum learning in the workplace.

In this module, you’ll examine the emotional and personal development aspects of an individual's learning with particular reference to the impact of the demanding nature of healthcare on the emotions of workers. You’ll also cover the learning culture and atmosphere, alongside the attitudinal qualities that influence the teacher/student relationship and facilitate self-directed learning.

Delivery method

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, where you will be directed to the main theoretical concepts that you need to study although you will be expected to progress your knowledge through independent reading and reflection on how the theory can be applied in your own teaching and learning practice.

A variety of teaching methods will be utilised to include lead lectures, delivered through podcasts, and self directed PowerPoint presentations as well as more interactive activities such as identification of your learning style, formative quizzes, article critique, and online discussion forums. The practical experience of teaching in the healthcare setting that you bring 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

Entry requirements

A professional health or social care qualification / IELTS score 7.



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