PAR-40002 - Teaching methods and theories of learning
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Graduate or equivalent, currently involved in the education of health professionals.

Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

This module will enable the student to develop an overview of the theories of learning and insight into how these theories can be used to inform their choice of teaching methods.
Through a variety of activities, including key note talks, seminar discussions, small group work and presentations this module will address learning theories and teaching methods in medical education, including but not restricted to problem based learning, workplace based teaching, small group teaching, communication skills teaching and teaching in a clinical environment.
Assessment will focus on applying educational theories to their own teaching practice.

This module will provide the student with an overview of the theories of learning in education and insight into how these theories can be used to inform their choice of teaching methods.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

critically evaluate a range of theories of learning;: 1,2
demonstrate effective planning and the use of relevant teaching methods with reference to their subject area and to the level of the target audience;: 1,2
construct a professional development plan on how to embed theories of learning into their own teaching practice.: 1,2
assess to what extent theories of learning inform teaching practice;: 1,2

Study hours

14 hours face to face contact (insitu)
66 hours assignment preparation and writing (asynchronous)
60 hours reading and private study (asynchronous)
10 hours preparation for and carrying out practice based assessment (asynchronous)

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Description of Module Assessment