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MD969 - Learning Technologies in Healthcare Education

  • Module code: MD969
  • Module name: Learning Technologies in Healthcare Education
  • Department: WMS, Postgraduate Taught & CPD
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module will enable students to: Develop an in depth and critical understanding of the potential for taking a learning technologies approach in a unit of teaching; Develop broad conceptual and experiential understanding of the application of learning technologies in teaching, learning and assessment with specific reference to healthcare; Demonstrate a capability to develop and evaluate learning & teaching that involves learning technologies.

Principal learning outcomes

Students will: Conduct a review of the use of learning technologies, showing an awareness of current debates and issues surrounding the use of learning technologies in healthcare education; Critically analyse opportunities and constraints when using learning technologies, showing understanding of the educational theory and evidence when selecting approaches; Plan and develop a learning technology resource and/or activity to support a clearly defined healthcare learning need; Critically review the appropriate use of social networking and online collaborative activities in the healthcare education domain; Demonstrate appropriate understanding of patient consent and IPR issues when using and sharing learning resources and activities; Demonstrate appropriate evaluation skills to assess the effectiveness of a learning technologies approach; Show clear and effective communication skills in written and online media.

Timetabled teaching activities

5 Days

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: MD969-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 2
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 3
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 4
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 5
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 6