At St George's we offer a broad range of learning environments which include traditional lecture tutorials, interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery. The modules which make up the course are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling you to demonstrate your capabilities in a range of ways.
Teaching and learning methods
We offer lectures, seminars, practical sessions and clinical experience, supported by your work-based practice educator.
In Year 1 the emphasis is mainly on acquiring core, transferable skills and knowledge. Towards the second half of the year, some pathway specific material is introduced. There is also a focus on the development of core academic skills such as referencing and essay construction.
The modules of the programme during Year 1 are delivered at academic level 4 (equivalent to the first year of a traditional three year degree programme). The module titles are:
- Personal and Professional Development 1 (15 credits)
- Applied Anatomy and Physiology (30 credits)
- Essence of Care 1 (30 credits)
- Developing the Patient Experience (30 credits)
- Specialist Skills Development for the Workforce (15 credits)
In Year 2 there is a greater emphasis on specialist knowledge, competencies and skills. You will undertake two pathway-specific, work based learning modules. You are also expected to develop level 5 academic skills in relation to analysis, evaluation and reasoning.
The modules during Year 2 are delivered at academic level 5 (equivalent to the second year of a traditional three year degree programme). The module titles are:
- Essence of Care 2 (30 credits)
- Specialist Module 1 work based learning (30 credits)
- Specialist Module 2 work based learning (30 credits)
- Evaluating Effective Care (15 credits)
- Personal and Professional Development 2 (15 credits)
Assessment will incorporate a combination of academic and practice based methods which will contribute to your final Foundation Degree Classification, including:
- Portfolio development
Although the Foundation Degree is a full time course of study, attendance at the university will only be expected one day per week: Thursdays during Year 1, and Wednesdays during Year 2. Taught days are held at St George’s, University of London and usually run from 09.30-16.30.
The study day dates for year 1 of the programme, starting in January 2017, are as follows:
- January 4, 5, 12, 19, 26
- February 2, 9, 16, 23
- March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
- April 6
- May 4, 11, 18, 25
- June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
- July 6, 13, 20, 27
- September 7, 14, 21, 28
- October 5, 12, 19, 26
- November 2, 9, 16
The rest of the time you will be learning in the workplace.
Last Updated: Thursday, 08 October 2015 15:55