Law Ethics and Professionalism 1
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Ms Fiona Sandom
Overall aims and purpose
This module will include topics but not be limited to: Developing your understanding of the legislative framework around the clinical dental environment Enable you to become competent, safe and effective in dental nursing practice
This module will include topics but not be limited to:
- The theoretical context of professionalism
- The role of the regulatory body
- The principles of consent, confidentiality, duty of candour
- Legislation relating to health and safety issues - COSSH, RODDOR, Radiation Protection, waste management and risk assessment
Excellent understanding of the facts and specific 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.
Understanding 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 requires to achieve a minimum of D- grade in the assessment 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 was learnt in healthcare practice. This equates to a minimum mark of C- in the Grading Criteria.
Identify the principles of health and safety regulation in the dental setting and risk assessment and management.
Identify the principles of professionalism and professional practice in line with legislative frame works including responsibility and accountability, regulatory standards and principles, professional boundaries and scope of practice.
Demonstrate awareness of the principles of communication in professional practice and links to advocacy, confidentiality and the process of consent and the barriers to communication.
Demonstrate an understanding of teamwork and the theoretical context, the facilitation and barriers to teamwork and the giving and receiving of feedback.
|Law, Ethics and Professionalism 1||100.00|
|Work Based competency Record||0.00|
Teaching and Learning Strategy
A variety of learning and teaching methods will be employed appropriately such as lectures, group work, seminars, e-learning, problem/scenario-based learning and situational judgement tests. Demonstration and clinical simulation will be dominant features of this module, and learners will be actively engaged in experiential learning in their clinical practice settings.
|Practical classes and workshops||40|
- 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
Subject specific skills
Theoretical context of professionalism, dental nurse professional standards and ethical principles, distinguishing between the principles of responsibility and accountability
Professional standards, role of the regulatory bodies, professional boundaries and scope of practice.
Models of communication, communication in professional practice, advocacy, confidentiality, consent and barriers to communication.
Teamwork and the theoretical context of the team, the facilitation and barriers to team work, the giving and receiving of feedback.
Theories of management and financial management and administrative duties, legal and ethical issues, running a dental service.
Legislation, relating to health and safety issues in the dental setting – COSHH, Radiation, Waste Management and risk assessment and management.
The role of the dental team in the provision of a safe and effective working environment, local and national policy.
Resource implications for students
Purchase of text books, pens and paper. Photocopying and printing. Subscription to internet provider to access BU on-line catalogues and Blackboard from home residence
Bonehill, J. (2010). Managing health and safety in the dental practice: A practical guide. Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.
D’Cruz, L. (2006). Legal aspects of general dental practice. London, United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone.
Dietz, E. R. (2002). Safety standards and infection control for dental assistants. Albany, NY: Delmar.
Newton, J. T. (2005). The management of abuse: A resource manual for the dental team. London, United Kingdom: Stephen Hancocks.
Rattan, R. & Tiernan, J. (2004). Risk management in general dental practice. London, United Kingdom: Quintessence Publishing Co Ltd.
Department of Health and Social Care Health Memorandum: Decontamination in primary dental care practices (HTM 01-05). Retrieved from: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications
General Dental Council. Retrieved from: http://www.gdc-uk.org/Pages/default.aspx