Clinical Supervision

Key information

This module helps Clinical Supervisors to develop and demonstrate their abilities in supporting their students' learning experience in the clinical setting.

Qualification: 10 credit module at QAA level 7 (Masters level)

Mode of study:

Module Fee: £276


LHS Laboratory

Module outline

Using a core knowledge base, through analysis and research of practice and the literature, and by reflecting on experience through evidence-based case-study, participants (as clinical supervisors) will develop and demonstrate their abilities in supporting and developing the student learning experience in the clinical setting.

The module also aims to strengthen the underpinning professional values of a student-centred and inclusive approach, concern for student development, commitment to scholarship, and working with and learning from colleagues.

Module Content

  • Issues of student / trainee learning in supervised clinical settings

  • Learning contracts

  • Defining the nature of clinical supervision

  • Key features of good supervisory practice

  • Assessing students / trainees in clinical settings

  • The role of the clinical supervisor in sharing or cascading practice to others

  • Impact of equal opportunities legislation on clinical supervision processes

Module Outcomes

  1. Approaches to student/trainee learning in the clinical setting

  2. The use of learning contracts

  3. Different models of clinical supervision

  4. Best practice in supervisory relationships

  5. Approaches to the assessment of the clinical practice of students/ trainees

  6. The impact of equal opportunities legislation on clinical supervision processes

  7. Commitment to scholarship and evidence-based practice

  8. Reflective  practice

Learning, teaching and assessment

This module is delivered through a mix of on-site workshops and tutorials and will be offered every year.

Entry requirements

Although most people interested in studying for a postgraduate-level module will have a first degree in a relevant subject, you may feel you are in fact qualified through professional qualifications or professional experience. If this is the case and would like to find out more please do not hesitate to contact us.

Further information

To apply, please complete this Application Form (Word) and return to s.campbell@aston.ac.uk. You may also request a printed copy to be sent to you.

For more information or for an informal discussion about this module, please contact:

Dr Ann Hartley, Module Coordinator
A.P.Hartley@aston.ac.uk |   0121 204 4606 

Dr John Blewitt, Director of Lifelong Learning
J.D.Blewitt@aston.ac.uk   |   0121 204 4284 

Ms Shelley Campbell
s.cambell@aston.ac.uk    |   0121 204 5220

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