Module 6: how drugs work: facilitator's guide

Using the facilitator guide

Page last updated: 2004

Each Facilitator Guide is a comprehensive teaching tool that contains the information, resources and activities required to meet the learning outcomes of a particular module. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the Learner Workbook for that module which contains detailed information that facilitators may wish to refer to. The Facilitator Guide and the Learner Workbook are suitable for a variety of delivery modes, including face-to-face learning, distance and work-based learning.

The Facilitator Guide is divided into two sections:

  • Section A - provides general information about the training resources and guidelines on how to support learners and assist them in developing a learning pathway and plan.

  • Section B - provides the facilitator instructions for the module.
The Facilitator Guide provides an overview of the module, the learning outcomes and any links to other modules. It provides a summary of the Learner Workbook content topic by topic and suggested facilitator-led discussions and learning exercises. While an approximate timing of activities is suggested, facilitators are encouraged to use their judgement, taking into account the knowledge and skill level of the learners. Each Guide contains overheads, a glossary and a list of references and resources. Icons are used in both the Facilitator Guide and the Learner Workbook to highlight instructions and activities suitable for work-based learning, application and reflection.

It is recommended that facilitators read both the Facilitator Guide, the Learner Workbook and key references.

Prior to commencing the module with learners, facilitators should be familiar with the:
  • Learning outcomes
  • Module content by topic area
  • Learning activities within each topic
  • Structure and flow of the module
  • Learner workbook
  • References and resources listed.