You are taught through a combination of modules, which work towards student independence. Within the practical-based modules, this is achieved through work related assignments and a programme that gradually transfers responsibility for learning to the students. Learning occurs in a context that enables students to relate what they are learning to what they already know and to guide them through subsequent general reading. The source material in these modules is not confined to lectures, but includes a range of appropriate strategies such as structured and general reading, video material, observation, experiential learning.
In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors are scheduled on at least 4 occasions in the first year and three occasions in each of the other years of a course.
You have an opportunity to engage with learning through a comprehensive range of learning and teaching strategies which include:
- Group work
- Student presentations
- Practical activities
- Problem-based learning
Work-based activities and assignments will enable you to engage with your own practice and to share your knowledge and expertise with others. You will also undertake a work-based study in your second year, which allows you, with tutorial support, to focus on a particular area of interest within your professional practice.