Practice Education and Mentorship


Practice Education and Mentorship

This module is of value to practitioners who educate and mentor learners within the clinical setting. The module focuses on developing appropriate knowledge and skills in order to effectively facilitate the development of others.

Throughout the module students draw upon their clinical experiences and relate these to theoretical frameworks. The module places emphasis on the development of self, through personal development planning.

Throughout the module participants engage with a wide range of learning activities which augment learning and act as a foundation for reflection.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Critically debate practice education and mentorship in the context of clinical governance, professional and regulatory frameworks.
  2. Critically discuss influencing factors and the fundamental principles of practice education and mentorship that underpin effective education and development of competence.
  3. Critically appraise current theories of learning, teaching and assessment and judiciously apply these in the clinical setting to successfully support learners with a diverse range of learning needs.
  4. Critically evaluate personal capacity to cultivate appropriate relationships, facilitate and promote active learning within the clinical setting.
  5. Critically reflect on development through experience; justifying practice and identifying future learning needs, subsequently developing strategies to support continuing professional development as a practice educator or mentor.

Who is the module for? Radiographers and registered healthcare practitioners with at least two years’ full-time clinical experience and a degree/diploma or equivalent in radiography.

Module code: RA7012

Entry criteria:

  • Degree/diploma or equivalent in radiography for Medical Imaging and Oncology pathways
  • Minimum two years’ full-time clinical experience
  • Access to clinical practice and processes is required
  • Confirmation of mentoring support from appropriate personnel at the workplace for those modules that contain a clinical element

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 7

Assessment: Reflective report and essay

Location: Kingston University

Pattern of Delivery: 5 teaching days over 1 week plus self-directed study

Module dates:*

  • 5 March 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £1,600

Programme: This module is part of Breast Evaluation PgCert/PgDip/MSc and Medical Imaging MSc PgCert/PgDip/MSc and Medical Imaging (Mammography) PgCert/PgDip/MSc  and Oncology Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc