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MEDI6120 Workplace- Based Learning

Module Overview

This module is designed to offer practitioners a different and flexible approach to learning. It will provide you with opportunities for personal and professional development according to your individual learning needs whether as continuing professional development as part of your study programme. It will allow you to gain academic credit for the knowledge and skills you are currently developing and using in your workplace.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To give you the opportunity to observe genomic medicine in practice, and translate the knowledge that you have gained during your studies into improving your professional practice. You will demonstrate autonomy and innovation through negotiating a learning contract.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the presentation, history, examination, investigations, management, and outcome of clinical cases where genomics is applied.
  • Analyse and synthesise a clear rationale for the extensive examination of a topic or issue related to your area of practice.
  • Apply genomic expertise to a range of cases, then evaluate and reflect on the utility of these technologies to the practice of genomic medicine. University of Southampton 2 Module Profile
  • Critically appraise and synthesise evidence, utilising specialist knowledge and an extensive range of evidence pertinent to the discipline/practice.
  • Demonstrate autonomy, innovation and initiative in critically reflecting on professional practice.


Online supportive material accessed electronically through the MSc Genomic Medicine website and facilitated on-line will be provided to identify: • The module philosophy and purpose • Library and IT induction where required • The construction of a learning contract • Assessment advice and choice • Agree the time scale and future support

Special Features

This module allows you to develop and undertake a translatable project relevant to your professional practice. In addition, you will develop translatable skills for writing case histories that will allow you to pass on your education to junior colleagues

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

This module gives you the opportunity to translate the knowledge gained through your studies into your practice. As a student, you have a significant amount of theoretical knowledge; but genetic and genomic healthcare provision in practice, you will identify novel areas to explore in your workplace. Additional methods include e-learning resources, self-directed learning and tutorial support from the Module Leader, available via e-mail.

Independent Study150
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Netting the evidence.

Bowling, A. (2009). Research Methods in Health: Investigating Health and Health Services. 

Bowling, A. (2005). Handbook Of Health Research Methods: Investigation, Measurement And Analysis. 

Reading List. This reading list is illustrative and additional specific resources will be posted on the module’s Blackboard site

BMJ Search archive.

Turning research into practice (TRIP searchable database).

A ScHARR into to evidence based practice on the internet.


Assessment Strategy

The assessment for the module provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. The pass mark for the module and all assessed components is 50%. If you do not achieve the pass mark on this module by achieving 50% or more in all components, you may still pass by compensation. To do this, you must achieve a qualifying mark of 40% on each assessed component. Each of the component marks is then combined, using the appropriate weighting, to give an overall mark for the module. If this overall mark is greater than or equal to 50% you will have passed the module. If your overall mark is less than 50% when the weighting has been applied to the components, you will have failed the module. If you have not achieved 40% or more on all components, you cannot use compensation and have failed the module. If you have failed the module, you will have the opportunity to submit work at the next referral (re-sit) opportunity using the method outlined below. Marks for components which were passed will be carried forward. You must achieve the pass mark in all referred components. On passing your referrals, your final module mark will be capped at 50%.


MethodPercentage contribution
Case Reports 70%
Work Based Learning Task and Reflection 30%


MethodPercentage contribution
Case Reports 70%
Work Based Learning Task and Reflection 30%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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