Practice assessing / mentoring

Assessment of practice

This is undertaken through a range of strategies including competence assessment, continuous assessment, assessment of practice learning outcomes, and simulation of practice learning within our extensive skills suites.

Placement mentors

All students are supported by both university staff and practice staff whilst on placement. All students are provided with a named qualified member of staff within the practice placement who oversees the student’s learning on placement and is usually responsible for the assessment of the student’s practice. The title of this person varies according to each profession. A generic term for the person supporting a student on placement is practice assessor.

Titles of qualified staff (according to profession) who support students on placement

Professional programme Terminology for the person supporting the student in practice and who undertakes practice assessment
Nursing, Midwifery and ODP mentor
Nursing specialist practice practice teacher and/or supervisor
Occupational therapy practice educator
Osteopathy clinic tutor
Paramedic science clinical mentor, registered practitioner
Physiotherapy clinical educator
Social work

practice educator

Advanced Clinical Practice Courses, including:

  • Critical and Specialist Care
  • undergraduate Cancer and Palliative Care
  • Minor Injury and Illness Management
  • PG Cert Non-Medical Prescribing

Practice Supervisor

A generic term for the person supporting a student on placement is practice assessor.

CONTACT DETAILS

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 48 5558