School of Health Sciences

Practice Education for Placements

Short Course - 5 credits at SCQF level 10

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Practice Education for Placements 5 SCQF credits level 10
This course aims to enable practice educators to explore the principles and concepts of practice based education and learning.
This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • Blended
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
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Course Length
8 weeks
  • Role of the practice educator
  • Theories of learning
  • Mechanisms of teaching
  • Principles of assessment
  • Communication, questioning and feedback

This module is delivered in a flexible blended learning format which allows students to select the learning approach which best suits their needs.


Assessment is through practice based reflective coursework.

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


An honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant healthcare discipline.



Course fees: £250

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:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Health and Exercise Science CPD team and we'll do our best to help.


Successful completion of this course allows eligible students to apply for professional accreditation from the: College of Occupational Therapists, Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the College of Radiographers.

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.

University Wide Facilities


Apply direct to the university using by completing our application form.

Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Health and Exercise Science CPD team and we'll do our best to help.