The DipTH is based around the successful completion of four core modules plus the four summative assessments completed successfully. Cohorts would normally complete the programme between 7-12 months in order to undertake the final written assessment and MCQ exam for award of the diploma. More information can be found on the programme specification which includes details on all assessments.
All components are delivered via on-line distance learning.
We are using an Asynchronous learning model. Asynchronous e-learning involves recorded material, individual exercises, group work and online discussion boards delivered via the virtual learning environment (VLE). Each of the four separate modules that make up the diploma is delivered in a series of weekly blocks, two of the modules are 3 week courses, two are four week courses. Students can complete each weekly block at their own pace (expected 5-7 hours per week, over the 3/4 weeks of each module), by using the internet as a support tool rather than having to “attend” online classes at a specific time.
Studying online is a first for many people. This course will help you discover the skills required for online study and evaluate your own study skillset. You’ll also experience online communities and how you benefit from flexible study arrangements while still being supported by dedicated tutors. Studying online takes advantage of technology to simulate or improve upon traditional methods of teaching.
We use a number of innovative tools to support your learning whilst studying with us, at the centre of which is Brightspace. Brightspace brings together learners, tutors and learning materials in a simple to use web based learning management system which many students tell us is the easiest study platform they have used. Brightspace is designed to give you easy access to everything you need to complete your studies whilst enabling you to interact with your fellow learners and be part of the wider LSTM community. Brightspace is mobile friendly and supports you even in low bandwidth settings.
LSTM also has a number of other technologies available which enable you to access video based learning resources (Panopto), easily study on your tablet device even whilst offline (Binder) and work effectively online with your peers (Wiggio). Each of these technologies has been designed to be user friendly and intuitive to use and you will have a dedicated team of staff to support you in the use of these. You will also have an Office 365 account and be able to download the latest version of Microsoft Office for the duration of your studies.
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EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
The Royal College of Nursing as a Needmakers Grant available as follows:
If you use needles in your work and are doing postgraduate study or a professional short course, you could be eligible for up to £1,000 through this grant.
Please note that to apply for this grant individuals must use needles in their role however the proposed activity does not have to directly relate to the use of needles but should instead improve the individuals' overall practice and patient care.
To apply for funding, you’ll need to be:
- A UK registered nurse or midwife
- Doing a UK accredited course that starts between January 2022 and January 2023
- Able to demonstrate how you use needles in your work