20 credits at level HE7
Enabling the practitioner to develop their clinical skills within the context of their specialist area of practice following the principles of professional accountability.
The module will seek to develop the practitioner’s confidence and competence in their chosen area, with application of campus and work-based learning to clinical practice, to facilitate progression in developing their knowledge and clinical skills to enhance care and programme management.
Indicative Syllabus Content
Codes of Professional Conduct as applicable to the practitioner
Ethical/Legal issues of managing clinical care;
Legislation governing frameworks for intervention.
National Service Frameworks/local/national intervention strategies & policy;
Specific areas of care and programme management – link to learning contracts/community profile;
For example:- sexual & reproductive health, diabetes, respiratory, tissue viability, palliative care, coronary heart disease, leg ulcer management
Selective input regarding:
Anatomy, physiology and psychology.
Disease process including chronic disease: development, impact & exacerbations.
Management/intervention strategies e.g. case management; 'active management'.
100 Hours Practice Based Experience
This includes the development of a learning contract, meeting the outcomes through educational visits to other organisations, shadowing, working with other practitioners to gain experience, attending in-service training to increase knowledge, skills and competence and reflection upon practice on the achievement of learning outcomes through practice based experience.
100 Hours Campus Based Learning
This includes lectures, contributions from external specialists in the chosen area to be explored, case study analysis, problem solving and development of a learning contract.
Self directed study:- 65hours
This includes problem-based learning, preparation for assigned work and library time.
The assessment will take the form of a learning contract and practice based course work.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Critically examine and utilise themes and concepts of health promotion and clinical care in relation to the area of advanced practice.
Display critical integration and application of appropriate concepts, theories and values within practice development
|2.||Take a proactive and innovative approach to the management of clinical care for specific client groups, through autonomous and co-operative practice and the demonstration of higher levels in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care process||
Demonstrate a critical awareness and a systematic understanding of national and local structures that support your intervention.
|3.||Critically appraise, evaluate and reformulate a specific programme of clinical intervention when developing strategies to meet the health needs of specific client groups.
Effectively articulate and justify other participants in the care process and initiate effective working relationships.
|4.||Compare, contrast and critically evaluate intervention strategies to meet the specific health needs of clients, patients, groups and families.
||Display that practice development is based upon explicit analysis of evidence of health need and evidence-based practice.|
|5.||Take responsibility for identifying with key stakeholders an aspect of clinical practice to be developed to meet a defined health care need through application of clinical skills and the management of care.
Negotiate with the module Leader and Mentor/ Line Manager/ appropriate clinical colleagues the selection of an aspect of clinical practice in respect of individual learning needs for skill development.
|6.||Demonstrate effective teaching and assessing skills to develop and validate a framework of competence at an agreed level.
Demonstrate and justify the aspect of clinical practice in terms of health care need.
Formulate learning contracts that explicitly demonstrate a profile of clinical skills and dissemination of skills acquired .
|7.||Display higher levels of proficiency in the key skills appropriate to the Health Studies/health or social care graduate: including team skills and leadership, problem solving; respect of user and carer experience; numeracy;
oral and written communication and information and communication technology.
Demonstrate problem solving ability through the adoption of ‘new ways of working’ and the application of skills to new situations or the application of new skills to familiar or unfamiliar situations.
Evidence oral and written communication in negotiation and documentation of learning and skill development across clinical and campus settings.
Recognise that service users are central to care delivery and acknowledge that they will be recognised as ‘expert patients’ as appropriate.
Display team skills through working with others to identify need and develop skills/services to deliver care.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Learning Contract The Learning Contract will focus the context of the module, based upon negotiation of specific learning needs of the practitioner within their own area of practice. This will include critical incident analysis / reflection of 1,500 words AND Assessment of clinical skills as specified within the learning contract.||Assignment 2 500 words This is a specific programme of clinical intervention, within which the developing skills and knowledge in providing and managing clinical care will be demonstratedwithin the practitioner's professional accountability. This clinical intervention must be specific to national and local agendas.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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Chambers R, Wakley G and Chambers S (2001) Tackling Teenage Pregnancy: Sex,Culture and Needs, Radclife Medical Press, Abingdon
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|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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