For further details about this module and to apply, please contact the Module Leader:
6 study days, starting in January 2011:
Wednesday 19 January 2011
Wednesday 2 February 2011
Wednesday 16 February 2011
Wednesday 9 March 2011
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Wednesday 6 April 2011
200 student hours:
60 contact hours
143 hours self directed study (including 35 negotiated practice hours)
3 hours academic tutorials
The Government's plan for modernisation (Department of Health 2000) recognises that a more efficient system of healthcare is needed if improvements in patient care are to be achieved. Demarcations in role are becoming less distinct as a faster, more efficient service is sought. Essential to these changes is the ability of healthcare practitioners, other than medical staff, to perform accurate holistic patient assessment, including physical and mental health examination. This module is suitable for non-medically qualified healthcare professionals who are required to initiate holistic assessment processes.
The module will take a building block approach to allow students to debate, analyse and evaluate the theories underpinning their role in the holistic assessment of patients/clients within their practice environment.
Students will be required to identify, explore and achieve a specified performance level of holistic patient assessment specifically relevant to their own clinical area.
The use of a 'learning agreement' will enable each student to negotiate clear outcomes and create the evidence required to support learning achievements within the time allowance of 15 weeks.
Aims of the Module
To provide the student with an opportunity to demonstrate motivation and commitment to the development of the holistic assessment processes of individual's in a specific practice setting;
To engage in comprehensive enquiry with identified aspects of holistic assessment of individuals.
To extend opportunities for critical self-evaluation.
To achieve specified holistic assessment competencies in the work place.
On completion of the module students will be able to:
Organise documentary evidence to clearly convey the processes of holistic assessment undertaken and what has been achieved.
Critically appraise contemporary literature pertinent to the patient/client group.
Critically analyse the actions and reactions experienced by self/others throughout the developmental process.
Provide evidence of achievement relating to the holistic assessment of an identified client group that has been assessed and verified by the designated clinical assessor.
Using a given format, provide a log of 35 hours negotiated practice hours related to skills acquisition.
Provide rigorous self-evaluation of the processes and outcomes of the developmental experience.
Week 5: Review of planned 'learning agreement' with the module leader.
Week 15: Submission of a Professional Role Development Portfolio consisting of two elements:
Specified evidence relating to clinical achievement - weighting 50%
A 2000 word case study of an identified patient, to include a detailed exploration of the student's role in the holistic assessment of the patient/ client - weighting 50%
Level of study: 7
Year: First year
Mandatory or optional module: Optional
Credits: 20 credits
Prerequisites for this module: None
Professional applicability: A, B, C, D, E, G
DARZI category: 9
Darzi Category and Professional Applicability Coding|
Students already registered on a diploma or degree course are advised to make their course leader aware that they plan to undertake this module.