We place emphasis on enabling students to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip them with lifelong learning that they can integrate directly into their current clinical practice, in addition, to enhancing their academic understanding and achievement. The PGCert EMDR therapy will provide a mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support. Our personal academic tutoring systems enables the student to critically reflect on their progress in building a clinical skill set, achievements and experiences that will enable them to flourish and be successful.
Students will be taught through a combination of on-campus lectures and self-directed study tasks. As student are currently engaged in clinical practice, weekends are used to minimise the impact on existing clinical provision. The teaching days will involve different learning activities including didactic teaching, discussion forums, problem-based learning, clinical skills and self-experience.
In addition, student’s will have opportunities to meet with their personal academic tutor in accordance with the course handbook.
The programme will utilise face to face delivery with modules being supported with the use of online reading materials. There is an emphasis on self-directed autonomous learning with students applying learning outcomes and content to their own areas of interest or practice which is evidenced through a variety of module assessments. Teaching within the course aims to be engaging for students with formal approaches such as lectures being interspersed with discussion, debates, analysis of cases, and examples from clinical practice. Learning approaches may include the use of Blackboard Collaborate, online discussion forums and flipped classrooms which expect students to complete independent work in preparation for teaching sessions to reinforce learning. Sessions take a variety of formats and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities. Seminars enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures and are focused on developing subject specific skills and applied individual and group project work. Tutorials are a key aspect of the learning strategy with student being encouraged to share their assessment plans with tutors and peers, allowing structured questions and feedback. Tutorials can be face-to-face or utilise technologies such as Skype.