Learning, Development and Assessment for Dental Educators
This programme is suitable for members of the dental team, who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in dental education and assessment. It is suitable for dental trainers, mentors, supervisors and administrators at all levels of the dental team who are involved or wish to become involved in dental education.
Students undertaking the programme must complete a short online induction after which all learning will be carried out on our virtual e-learning platform.
Study is part guided and part self-directed and students have a maximum of 18 weeks to complete the Award programme.
This qualification is awarded by Dental Team Qualifications (DTQ). The DTQ assessments are all e-based assessments carried out in a controlled environment.
Students are required to maintain an activity log, and development plan, both of which are available within DTT’s e-learning environment.
Who is the programme aimed towards?
The Award in Learning, Development and Assessment for Dental Educators is aimed at members of the dental education team, who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in dental education and assessment.
What is the area of study?
- Principles of education and adult learning
- Self-directed learning
- Clinical supervision and feedback
- Formative and summative assessments of clinical procedures
- Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) assessment and marking
- Calibration of markers
- Tutorial planning and facilitation of learning
- Role modeling, mentoring and coaching in learning
- Feedback delivery and support going forwards
- Preparing and delivering presentations
How is the programme delivered?
All units are delivered online using our e-learning environment. Students are guided and supported by a Tutor/Mentor. Optional face-to-face sessions at one of our centres, or in-house, are available on request. Please contact us for further information.
How is the qualification assessed?
The students’ knowledge, understanding and skills are assessed by the completion of a number of assessments on their virtual e-portfolio. These e-assessments take a variety of styles, which ensure that all units of study are assessed fairly and proportionately.
Students have three attempts at each e-assessment. The e-assessments are carried out in a controlled environment and submitted using the e-learning platform.
How long will the programme take?
Students are given up to 16 weeks to complete the study and then a further 2 weeks to complete and submit their e-assessments.
This equates to approximately 5-6 hours of study per week.
By the end of the course dental educators will be able to:
- Describe principles of education and adult learning
- Describe the concept of self-directed learning
- Perform clinical supervision and deliver feedback and guidance going forwards
- Describe formative and summative assessments of clinical procedures
- Discuss Direct Observation of Procedural Skills assessment and marking
- Discuss the calibration of markers
- Discuss the planning and facilitation of tutorials and learning
- Describe role models, mentoring and coaching in learning
- Discuss the provision of feedback and support going forwards
- Discuss preparation and delivery of presentations
How much does the programme cost?
The course fee is £125.00
What is included in the cost?
- E-Learning registration
- Practical Workshop
Fees are non-refundable
In the event of an unsuccessful first assessment attempt, there is a £25 fee for each e-assignment re sit