Observation and Reflection and Healthcare Teaching


This module provides an opportunity for critically reflection upon and evaluation of educational activities within the workplace. This will enable assessment of the quality of teaching through peer evaluation and personal reflection, which will be linked to educational theory and concepts. The module is practically orientated and will draw upon insights from a number of teaching interactions including a video critique. This will enable detailed evaluation of the teaching styles, personal and professional preferences/qualities that shape the delivery of learning. This will include consideration of the diversity of learner characteristics and matters of equality and inclusion. It will also offer insights into the breadth of relational and contextual factors that shape teaching delivery. This will provide a platform for structured reflections upon how practice can be developed in the future to enhance the learning experience for students.

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.

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 3rd February 2025

Health, Science and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

A first degree (or diploma) in a Health and Social Care subject, or extensive relevant professional experience.

Students should be actively involved in workplace teaching, or supervision of students.

IELTS score 7.




Dr Edward Tolhurst

Senior Lecturer

I am a Senior Lecturer and qualitative researcher in the field of dementia, ageing and care. I am based in the Postgraduate team and course leader for the MSc in Medical Education. I am also a member of the University Research Ethics Committee.

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