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Supporting Professional Development

Short Course - 30 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 15
Supporting Professional Development 30 Credits Level 11 | ECTS points 15

This master's level module will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to lead, support and enable teaching, learning and assessment in practice.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

24 weeks
  • Educational Theories
  • Working Relationships
  • Accountability
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Leadership
  • Lifelong Learning and Continuing Professional Development
  • Models of Reflection
  • Self and Peer Assessment
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Professional Expertise and Development
  • Teaching and Assessment Strategies
  • Changes and Challenges of the Learning Environment
  • Assessment in Practice
  • Practice Based Education
  • Promoting Professional and Inter-professional Education and Practice

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

This module is delivered by Online Distance Learning using the University's Virtual Learning Environment, CampusMoodle


This course is assessed through written assignment.

Academic Support

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre 

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Study Skills Support


This module is open to you if you are a qualified practitioner in healthcare who has developed your level of knowledge, skills and competence beyond professional registration and, where appropriate, has gained specialist practice/specialist qualifications relevant to their field of practice. 

For nurses and midwives undertaking this module they must have gained additional qualifications that will support students in specialist/advanced practice. The nurse/midwife must have met the NMC Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in practice criteria for Practice Teacher preparation.


All Students: £880

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

Other Fees and Charges


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:



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Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

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