Practicum 1

Expected to be available to study in September 2020.

This practice-based module develops clinical skills through reflecting on and applying theory to inform work-based activities and assessment in an approved clinical setting.  

This module aims to develop students' understanding of the treatment journeys of trans and gender-diverse patients including recognition of their lived experiences; to provide an overview of the spectrum of treatment and centrality of interprofessional teamwork; and to enhance the knowledge of skills in, and sensitivity towards, the treatment of trans and gender-diverse patients through observation, supervised clinical practice and application of evidence-based practice in a specialist setting. 

Topics covered

Main topics of the module include:

  • The interprofessional / interdisciplinary range of specialist clinical practice within gender identity services.
  • The spectrum of treatment.
  • Patient journeys.
  • Lived experiences of trans and gender-diverse patients.
  • Interprofessional, multidisciplinary and multi-service teamwork.
  • Reflexive practice.

Learning outcomes 

On successful completion of this module, you will be expected to be able to: 

  • Apply your knowledge of gender identity services and associated patient journeys, and use best evidence-based practice, in providing advice and guidance for patients who may be encountered in your own clinical practice. 
  • Demonstrate sensitive and appropriate interactions with a range of trans and gender-diverse patients, including a commitment to practitioners’ obligations with regard to the Human Rights and Equality legislation in your country of practice.
  • Recognise within both the practicum setting and your own day-to-day clinical practice the social, communicative, psychological and physical health implications of gender diversity and of the process of transitioning.
  • Demonstrate reflexive practice as a healthcare practitioner providing treatment to trans and gender-diverse patients, including in response to feedback from patients and colleagues.
  • Demonstrate appropriate and effective contributions to multidisciplinary teamwork.


  • Workplace-based assessments, appropriate to your clinical specialty and role(s), based on legal, policy and professional frameworks applicable to Gender Identity Healthcare Practice. These will include multi-source feedback and a variety of other assessments: for example, but not necessarily limited to, case-based discussion, observational assessment of practical skills, and developing and delivering a teaching session for colleagues. You will record these in your electronic log book and submit for assessment.
  • An electronic log book (PDF document) recording your experiences, numbers of observations, patients seen, variety and complexity of cases and your reflections on all of the former, signed off by a workplace-based supervisor.  Specific guidelines for minimum expectations will be provided.