Practitioners have opportunities to undertake short periods of knowledge and skill updating. Often these periods are lost in terms of affecting clinical practice or in the use of the study event to further any academic attainment. This module supplies an opportunity to do both. It enables the practitioner to perform a structured reflection on their learning experience, and apply the new and updated knowledge and skills to their clinical practice. The academic attainment is linked to the attendance of six study days, or short courses that do not lead to any academic accreditation. The content of the study events will be utilised to produce an academic assignment that attracts academic credits at honours level. This ensures the study is not wasted to either practice or the education arena. It will enable students to progress within their educational programmes.
Content and Modules
Level 5 (Undergraduate)
Pre-requisites: Must have attended 6 study days or accepted equivalent, within the last 3 years.
Excuded Combinations: None.
This module aims to:
Relate the student’s study day experiences to the development of their clinical practice.
Encourage the student to reflect on their clinical practice and learning opportunities.
Provide students with a sound theoretical framework, which can be used to develop their understanding and practice in the context of continual updating.
By the end of the module the practitioner will have:
Developed their knowledge and understanding from specific learning opportunities.
Analysed the newly acquired knowledge and applied it to their clinical practice.
Integrated their learning into their area of practice.
Reflected on their clinical practice and identified where learning can make a difference to the delivery and outcome of care.
The student will produce a portfolio of evidence and work, showing the following items:
Evidence of attendance of 6 study days or accepted equivalent.
Evidence of the content, themes, aims or outcomes for each learning experience.
A reflective account of the impressions of what was gained from the study events.
A negotiated assignment showing how the content of the chosen study events have been used to improve / enhance the student’s clinical practice.
Part 1 (30% weighting)
A reflective account of the student’s impressions of their learning experience and its value to their area of work. This should be appropriately referenced. Word Limit: 1000 words.
Part 2 (70% weighting)
A negotiated assignment that focuses on how the newly acquired knowledge and skills can be used in the students care area, to the client’s benefit. Students will be expected to apply the knowledge gained in study events to their practice. They will also need to show how the learning has caused an improvement / enhancement of the care they provide. Word Limit: 3000 words.
This module will run in academic year 2013-14, it is an open-learning module.
There is minimal contact time and the work to be submitted is in the form of a portfolio of evidence and two essays. The module is open to any student who has 6 days of learning and can provide evidence of attendance and/or the learning that has taken place. Consideration will be given to any student who will complete 6 days of learning during the module. This module is available throughout the academic year, across the 3 semesters and across all sites.
For further details please contact the module leader: