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Preceptorship in Practice

Module code PCH3836 (level 6)
PCH4836 (level 7)
Start date

February 2024
April 2024

Fees See Fees and funding section further down the page
Module leader

Innes Guinan-Browne


Delivered by Great Ormond Street Hospital Learning Academy, this 15-credit module aims to reinforce the professional values of newly registered practitioners to enable them to become confident and competent practitioners in practice. It will also provide tools to allow the learners to become reflective practitioners where they can manage potential future challenges, to allow for a smoother transition from a newly qualified practitioner to professional practitioner. They will follow the Preceptorship Framework whilst receiving support and teaching around key academic skills for post graduate study.

This module can be taken as part of a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Graduate Certificate in Paediatrics and Child Healthcare Practice. Visit our MSc Paediatrics & Child Healthcare Practice page for more details.


Active learning will allow students to learn via collaboration, cooperation, and peer-based learning. Activities may include interactive lectures, clinical skills demonstration and supervised practice, small group activities, case-based discussions, workshops, practice simulations and tutorials.

Synchronous and asynchronous learning and teaching activities are delivered via a combination of study days and digital strategies at local sites or online using the Virtual Learning Environment.


Formative assessment will undertaken through peer reflections.

For the summative assessment, learners will be expected to demonstrate achievement of the intended learning outcomes via an oral presentation.

Teaching dates

February intake

Dates: 14/02/2024, 15/02/2024, 01/03/2024, 08/03/2024, 15/03/2024, 29/03/2024

Assessment date: 20/06/2024, 21/06/2024

Provisional feedback: TBC

Academic board: TBC

April intake

Dates: 29/04/2024, 13/05/2024, 03/06/2024, 10/06/2024, 17/06/2024, 19/07/2024

Assessment date: 15/08/2024

Provisional feedback: TBC

Academic board: TBC

Entry requirements

To undertake this module, you must hold a current healthcare-specific professional registration.

Fees and funding

The fees refer to the 2024/25 academic year unless otherwise stated.

Part-time students: £64 per credit*

*Course fees are subject to annual inflation so the total costs for part time study are shown here as a guide.

How to apply

Please apply using our application form. If you have any questions about the module, please contact academic.programmes@gosh.nhs.uk.

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