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Faculty of Health Sciences

Mentorship in Professional Practice

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

Please select a level

What you'll study

The module aims to provide healthcare professionals with the opportunity to examine the theories that underpin approaches to learning, facilitation, assessment and support in work-based settings. This will enable them to apply their skills in practice and effectively fulfil their role as mentors in professional practice, taking into account their responsibility and accountability for teaching and learning.

Students will be encourage to work in inter-professional groups to develop and share ideas which will expand their knowledge as they learn from each other and benefit from others’ experiences. Online using a virtual learning environment (VLE) will be a major feature of the module.

To facilitate this process, applicants will need to be supported by a supervising mentor (for nurses and where appropriate this person must be on the local live mentor register). Also, applicants will be expected to have access to a student/learner.

Starts in: Duration:
September 12 weeks (1 semester)
January 12 weeks (1 semester)
May 12 weeks (1 semester)

This module is delivered on Tuesdays for those starting in September and May, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays for those starting in January.

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

Find out more

Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess an appropriate health/allied health qualification and be qualified for at least one year. All applicants for the programme require evidence of recent academic study and/or potential to achieve level 6 outcomes.

Fees and funding

Home/EU: £1,540 (per 20 credit module)

International: Please contact 

Applicants from the local area accessing programmes and individual modules may be eligible for funding from NHS Health Education Yorkshire and Humber. For more information, please contact

Funding may also be available through your employer. If you’re self-funding, you may be eligible for a Professional and Career Development Loan from the government.