School of Health Sciences
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Teaching methods

We believe teaching should be inspiring, engaging and challenging. That's why we employ a variety of learning methods and exploit the latest technologies to create a vibrant study environment that will enhance your university experience. 

Our teaching is among the best in the UK and you'll learn from a wide variety of experienced lecturers and practitioners. At times you will work alongside other healthcare students, such as those on medical, physiotherapy or pharmacy courses, and will will take part in: 

  • lectures
  • demonstrations and small-group projects
  • tutorials
  • workshops
  • seminar presentations and simulated skills lessons 

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Student support

Support is a vital part of the learning process and we have spent a lot of time learning from previous student experiences to create an integrated structure that supports you as you become a more confident, independent learner and practitioner.

Personal tutors

All students have a personal tutor who works with them for the whole course. Regular one-to-one meetings with tutors are common, giving you the opportunity to discuss academic progress and assessment feedback, or seek confidential help and advice.

Studying effectively

In addition to interactions with your lecturers and peers, you will be expected to take part in directed and self-directed independent learning.

We invest greatly in new technologies and innovative online teaching methods so that this independent learning is enhanced and supported. These include:

  • lecture podcasts

  • bite-sized chunks of e-learning on specific healthcare topics

  • a virtual portfolio tool that allows you to access an online central resource for course material

There is a dedicated team within the school who help to create bite-sized reusable learning objects which are award winning, peer-reviewed and used by healthcare professionals globally. They are completely free to use.

 

Learning resources 

Greenfield Medical Library

At Nottingham, you will benefit from access to an extensive collection of printed and online library resources. In addition, you will have both on and off-campus access to a wide range of databases, ejournals and ebooks.

The Greenfield Medical Library at the Queen’s Medical Centre is the home to health and medical texts. You have access to group study rooms and silent study zones. As well as having dedicated computer areas, students can loan iPads and laptops for use in the library.

 

Example timetables for first-year students

Example first-year timetable for BSc (Hons) Nursing

 

9-10am 

 10-11am

 11am-12pm

12-1pm 

1-2pm 

 2-3pm

3-4pm 

4-5pm

 Mon

lecture  

  semiar

Free period/personal study (FP/PS)    

 Tues

seminar 

  FP/PS  

lecture  

 Wed

seminar 

  FP/PS

 clinical skills 

FP/PS  

 Thurs

FP/PS 

 lecture 

 FP/PS

 seminar 

FP/PS 

 Fri

FP/PS 

 lecture  

 FP/PS   

Example first-year timetable for Graduate Entry Nursing (GEN)

 

9-10am 

 10-11am

11am-12pm 

12-1pm 

1-2pm 

2-3pm 

3-4pm 

4-5pm

Mon 

clinical skills   

 FP/PS

clinical skills   

FP/PS 

Tues 

enquiry based learning (EBL)   

 FP/PS

 EBL

  EBL

FP/PS 

Wed 

clinical skills   

 FP/PS

lecture 

lecture 

lecture 

FP/PS 

Thurs 

FP/PS    

lecture 

lecture  

FP/PS 

Fri 

FP/PS        

 

School of Health Sciences

B Floor, South Block Link
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 0850
email: shs-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk