20 credits at level HE6
This module provides students with the opportunity to explore and develop their role as Practitioners/ Leaders within the context of changing health and social care policy and evaluating its impact upon professional roles.
Modernisation and integration of services across public, private and voluntary sector boundaries will require practitioners to be adaptable, innovative and possess key skills within service environments to facilitate development of practice and the management of change.
Facilitating professional development;
Knowledge, decision making and reflective practice;
Leadership roles (management/leadership/educator/researcher role);
Principles of adult learning/teaching/clinical supervision/mentor/preceptorship;
Concepts of and barriers to team working (exploration of new ways of working/integrated teams);
Change management – impact of policy (local/national) on decision making;
100 hours Practice-Based Learning (CPD programmes):
This will include exploration of the importance of team working and collaborative care, with regards to meeting the health needs of specific client groups within a community.
Through learning contracts there will be an exploration of the management, leadership and educational role of the Student Practitioner, with an emphasis on developing practice in line with local and national policy initiatives.
100 hours Campus Based Learning:
Classroom sessions - 35 hours (14x 2.5)
This will include lectures, case study analysis, contributions from external specialists in the field and student-led presentations.
Self-directed study 52hours
Preparation time for assignment, library, problem-based learning, student-led presentations, portfolio work.
Seminar time 10 hours
This includes individual/group sessions to discuss progress and provide support for module assigned work.
The assessment will take the form of a presentation, portfolio and practice-based coursework (proposal).
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Critically evaluate the theories and principles of learning and teaching that the Practitioner will require in relation to their practice as educators.
Select and apply appropriate theories and principles in support of practice development.
|2.||Explore changes within health and social policy and evaluate their impact, both actual and potential, on health and social care practice.
Effectively analyse the drivers for change within health and social policy with respect to practice.
|3.||Utilise ethical principles to analyse and evaluate decision making in health and social care delivery and professional practice.
Effectively articulate the decision making process in the management of change. Decisions are critically evaluated against ethical criteria.
|4.||Apply and critically analyse the concepts of team working and collaborative care within a multidisciplinary team.||
Demonstrate accurate understanding and evaluation of concepts in the context of change.
|5.||Apply and critically analyse the concepts of team working and collaborative care within a multidisciplinary environment.||
Effectively analyse factors that promote or inhibit team-working.
|6.||Identify individual skills and competencies that are essential for future leaders.
||Evaluate your capacity for development as a change agent.|
|7.||Critically reflect upon practice and participate as change agents who are competent to manage both human and material resources in the development of practice.
Make a realistic appraisal of the human and material resources available and how they may be deployed.
|8.||Demonstrate personal and social qualities which will enhance key skills in communication, presentation skills, problem solving, negotiation skills, team-working and leadership.||Map these skills within the portfolio|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Practice based course work Summative assignment: 4,000 words. A proposal for the management of an aspect of change in the practice setting.||Formative assessment in practice as appropriate. Reflection on experience in practice and campus based learning as a resource for completion of assignment, demonstrating the acquistiton of skills defined within the four areas of specialist practice as appropriate to pathway.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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