Work-Based Continuous Professional Development
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Dr Nathan Bray
Overall aims and purpose
This module provides a framework for you to evidence and reflect on your engagement with professional development. This includes evidence of your own on-the-job training and reflection on how skills developed through this training supports your development as a leader and innovator in a health profession. This will provide an opportunity for you to understand how ongoing professional reflection can help you to structure your development, learn from your mistakes, and plan for the future. This will also enable you to gain a better understanding of your professional field and the opportunities available and emerging within this field.
This module provides you with an opportunity to gain academic credit for their applied understanding of leadership in health. You must submit evidence of engaging in at least three CPD activities within your own professional role. You will then be supported to produce your portfolio (incorporating a professional summary) and your reflective journal through online resources and meetings with the course tutor.
B+ to B- • Reflective understanding of own skills and knowledge with recognition of skill/knowledge gaps • Some independent research in continuous professional opportunities • Critical awareness of some development opportunities showing realistic future planning • Coherent arguments with some evidence underpinning the need for future development activities • Honesty and some originality in approach, interpretation, and/or voice • Focused and well structured • Good presentation with accurate and appropriate expression • Mostly correct format in appropriate referencing style
A* to A- • Reflective insight into own skills and knowledge with critical recognition of skill/knowledge gaps • Extensive independent research in continuous professional opportunities • Critical awareness of extensive development opportunities showing realistic and detailed future planning • Logically defended arguments with evidence underpinning the need for future development activities • Originality and honesty in approach, interpretation, and/or voice • Highly focused and well structured • Excellent presentation with accurate and appropriate expression • Correct format in appropriate referencing style
C+ to C- • Reflective recognition of some skills and knowledge with basic recognition of skill/knowledge gaps • Small degree of independent research in continuous professional opportunities • Awareness of some development opportunities showing some future planning • Basic arguments explaining the need for future development activities • Honesty and some originality in approach, interpretation, and/or voice • Focused but with some irrelevant material and weaknesses in structure • Acceptable presentation with appropriate expression • Attempt at correct format in appropriate referencing style
Demonstrate an evidence-informed and comprehensive understanding of behaviour and effective behaviour change approaches for physical activity, health, and wellbeing.
Evidence reflective self-awareness of own leadership journey in relation to own professional standards and next steps for development.
Show resilience and the ability to build resilience in others.
Identify and analyse areas for self and organisational improvement showing independent learning ability and reflective self-awareness.
Reflective journal exploring what you have gained from your CPD activities, with specific focus on how they have fostered your personal resilience, impact on the organisation, and leadership journey.
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Portfolio including a professional summary and evidence of engaging in at least three CPD activities within your own professional role. CPD activities must be intended to develop you as a leader and impact on your understanding of how to support others in changing behaviour related to health.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lectures available as part of a resource pack to guide the student through the process of evidencing their own CPD and producing a reflective professional portfolio. Some lectures may be delivered pre-recorded with scheduled access to lecturers for questions live on-campus or online. Other lectures may be delivered live on-campus or online.
Producing portfolio of evidence, including professional summary and reflective journal.
Open access drop in sessions available every week for students to gain support on their continuous professional development. Sessions may be delivered on campus or via remote access (e.g. video-call)
Independent CPD activities taken within the workplace evidencing approx 50hrs of professional development engagement.
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
Subject specific skills
- Reflect honestly on skills, knowledge, and ability
- Know what one knows (metacognition)
- Understand opportunities for development within the field of work
Resource implications for students
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/ila-4001.html
Bolton, G. (2010). Reflective practice: Writing and professional development. Sage publications. Currie, D., & Golding, D. (Eds.). (2012). Thinking about management: A reflective practice approach. Routledge.