Preparation for Practice
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Prof Debbie Roberts
Overall aims and purpose
The purpose of this bilingual module is to consolidate and develop previously attained professional knowledge and skills to ensure that students have the necessary predisposition and knowledge to facilitate the transition from student to registered professional. Students will develop the knowledge and skills required to participate in the educative processes expected of all professional practitioners. The Department of Health is continuing to improve clinical effectiveness and the quality of patient/client care; consequently there is a need for students to acquire the knowledge and skills pertaining to risk management, quality assurance, leadership and management. Students will develop knowledge and skills for decision making to support the processes of delegation and develop a basic understanding of the skills required for successful inter-professional working, leadership and management. These will be developed and utilised to meet the contemporary expectations of relevant regulatory bodies and patients/clients.
• Leadership in healthcare.
• Management theory • Change management theory • NICE Guidance • Risk management • Clinical governance • National Quality Improvement Standards • Delegation • Professional standards for registration • Advanced literature searching and extraction. • Critical appraisal skills • Educational/learning theories • Teaching/learning styles • PREP/CPD • Theory/process clinical supervision • Models of supervision
Understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of D- grade in the assignment to in order to pass the theory component of the module.
Good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade C- in the Grading Criteria
Excellent understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module, with an ability to apply what is learnt in healthcare practice. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria.
Evaluate the principles and theories of leadership and management to determine their relevance to the care setting and the provision of healthcare services. Evaluate the concepts and processes of leadership and management in relation to the delivery of healthcare and professional practice. Critically analyse the National quality assurance and risk management strategies and their relevance to the clinical setting.
Analyse and apply legislation and policy on the provision of healthcare in England and Wales and reflect on the implications for professional practice. Analyse research and other evidence and justify healthcare decisions, even when made on the basis of limited information and engage in legally and ethically defensible practice. Demonstrate the ability to recognise the learning needs of others and facilitate their learning. Demonstrate the ability to reflect in-action and on-action and provide evidence of how this supports the process of critical thinking, decision making and the evaluation of future learning needs. Critically analyse the concept of clinical supervision and its application to their own, and others’ practice and the continuing development of knowledge, lifelong learning and PREP/CPD.
|Critically evaluate a management and/or leadership issue with reference to recent clinical practice experience||100.00|
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The facilitation of learning will involve an appropriate use of teaching methods with an emphasis on student participation and a self-directed approach to learning. Teaching will be facilitated through key note lectures, seminars and e-learning activities.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- 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
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- 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
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Caring - Showing concern for others; caring for children, people with disabilities and/or the elderly
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- 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
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in