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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

DSUR5312M Introduction to Clinical Teaching and Supervision

10 creditsClass Size: 15

Module manager: Richard Moore

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Pre-requisite qualifications are those for entry to the PG Cert or MSc in Oral Surgery.

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module will inspire confidence in students in developing an educational event such as a lecture, tutorial or seminar. They will work through the aims, objectives and learning outcomes while considering different types and styles of learning. They will develop their own feedback questionnaire and use it to reflect on the activity with a view to future development. Students will also consider different forms of work based assessment and gain confidence in their use in a clinical setting.


The aims of this module are:

To enable students to understand the stages of learning in the context of clinical training.

To understand the relevance of differing learning and teaching styles.

To understand the relevance of setting aims, objectives and learning outcomes.

To appreciate the importance of reflection and feedback in clinical education.

Learning outcomes
1. To differentiate stages of learning in development of clinical skills and knowledge.
2. Critically appraise different styles of teaching and learning.
3. Differentiate learning aims from objectives and learning outcomes.
4. Seek, interpret and implement feedback in their own educational role.

Skills outcomes
Learning and teaching skills


Teaching, supervision and mentoring: the overlap and distinction.

Aims, objectives, learning outcomes and setting them appropriately.

Designing and using feedback.

Different forms of WBA, their use and limitations.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours62.00
Total Contact hours38.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Students will follow up references and texts recommended in the supporting materials, and broaden their reading around the subject matter.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Contribution to tutorials and seminars.

Participation in fieldwork.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayStudents will complete a 1500 word essay on the learning cycle.20.00
Oral PresentationStudents will deliver a 10 minute presentation on a proposal for an educational event. Followed by Q&A and discussion. Panel members will be other students and members of teaching staff.40.00
PracticalStudents will be observed teaching or leading a tutorial.40.00
Tutorial PerformancePerformance and involvement in tutorials. Participation and involvement in tutorials, pre-tutorial preparation will be assessed by members of teaching staff. Formative assessment0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Different elements are compensatable. Presentation on an educational event: Students will plan an educational event considering the target audience, aims and objectives, how the material will be delivered and how the success of the event will be assessed. Marks will be awarded for research into the relevance of the subject matter, appropriateness of the aims and objectives and depth of consideration in planning feedback. The observed teaching practical will allow students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice in teaching others a new skill or knowledge. Students will collect and reflect on feedback.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:21:05


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