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Mentorship in Healthcare Practice

(MSLAP)

Mentorship in Healthcare Practice (MSLAP) Taught and Online

Level 6, 20 Credits

Course aim

Completing this course, will enable you to:

  • develop your approach to supporting and assessing learning in practice
  • apply the best evidence in practice to promote the development of yourself and others
Course length

The course is delivered over one 15 week semester and has 30 hours of teaching either face-to-face or via LJMU’s virtual learning environment (Blackboard).

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £40.00 per credit for both CPD apply and self-funded routes.

Course structure

A variety of methods are utilised and include lectures, group work, and reflective discussion. Engagement with online materials is essential. Videos and presentations using ‘Panopto’ are available to all students in addition to directed reading, a discussion board for online students, and regular feedback either face-to-face in class or online.

Work-based learning activities are embedded into the module.

In addition students will have full access to all learning resources via the Avril Robarts Library.

Attendance

Students on the taught version of the course are expected to attend 7 classroom sessions. Online students attend one introductory session in the university to meet the lecturers and to be orientated to the virtual learning environment (Blackboard). The rest of the course is delivered by distance-learning online.

Course content

This multiprofessional course uses current research and literature to cover the topics of mentorship, facilitation of learning and student support;

  • Communication methods and working relationships with students and with the interprofessional team are examined
  • Equality, diversity and the supporting of students with additional needs are embedded into the syllabus
  • Learning theories and styles, teaching strategies and lesson planning are all discussed and explored together with the principles of assessment and accountability 
  • Students also examine developing the clinical learning environment and leadership in relation to the learner. All classroom activities are strongly linked to the students’ practice as a mentor 
  • Where appropriate, sign-off mentor preparation is covered
  • Nurses and midwives who successfully complete this programme will be awarded an NMC validated mentorship qualification. This will allow them to be recorded as a stage 2 mentor
Assessment

Assessment is done by electronic submission of a portfolio. This portfolio consists of critical reflections, an academic essay and an online test. In addition students are assessed in practice and need to evidence 50 hours of mentoring activity and reflection in practice via a reflective log.

Online students will complete a series of compulsory online tasks that build towards this portfolio.

All students who are accepted onto the module will need the support of a mentor in practice who will assess them.

Entry requirements

In order to be accepted onto this level 6 course, you should:

  • be a health professional supporting learners in practice
  • have been on the professional register for a minimum of 9 months
  • If you opt to study online, you are expected to have access to a computer at home and will need a good level of computer literacy.

You will need access to learners in practice for the duration of the module.

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development can be studied within the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Development award framework or as a single CPD.

Study dates

This module usually runs twice a year in October and January.

How to apply

If your CPD course is funded by NHS North West, please apply through the CPD apply system. You can contact your Trust Training Lead for further advice on this process.

If you are funding the course yourself, please apply using the postgraduate online application form

Further information

Further information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure.

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

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