Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Dr Sara Lisabeth Roberts
Overall aims and purpose
Health and Social Care staff are required to synthesise multiple sources of different types of information (such as policy, theory, research, organisational feedback, patient feedback, experience and expertise) to guide their work. This level 6 module will provide students with the opportunity to explore and evaluate strategies and approaches that can be used to expand their application of knowledge and know-how, making sense of complex information that can be applied within the workplace.
Module learning will draw on comparative analysis of policy and organisational contexts and will facilitate exploration of how these are shaping the development of knowledge and learning within health and social care. Students will explore a range of relevant and contemporary concepts that surround working within health and social care organisations, including service improvement, professional supervision, leadership and team working, legal, political and public expectations of health and social care provision.
Key national and international policy contexts e.g. clinical and cost effectiveness; quality and safety in health and social care; patient and public involvement; health and social care integration; technology integration.
The nature of working within changing, interdisciplinary service contexts.
Conceptualisations of knowledge and knowledge generation as applied to health and social care.
Exploration of the credibility and impact of the application of knowledge in health and social care.
Theories and frameworks of learning within individual and organisational contexts.
Reflective practice and workplace staff supervision and support.
The impact of current and emerging ethical debates in health and social care (e.g. end of life care, mental capacity).
C- to C+
C+ to C- Good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Good understanding of professional accountability issues.
A* to A- Excellent understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and evidence of additional evidence gained by the student. Very good understanding of professional accountability issues.
D+ to D- Basic understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Basic understanding of professional accountability issues. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of D- grade in the assignment in order to pass the theory component of the module.
B+ to B- Very good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Very good understanding of professional accountability issues.
Explore and analyse the impact of key national and international political, policy, and organisational drivers across different service and individual organisational contexts
Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of a range of approaches to learning and consider their application to individual and organisational working practices
Critique the changing concepts of knowledge generation and application of knowledge to the changing roles of the workforce and implementation of service improvements in health and social care
Develop an understanding of the impact of interdisciplinary working practices across service and organisational contexts
Demonstrate an understanding of a range of current and emerging ethical issues and the impact of these on staff who work in health and social care settings
|ESSAY||Advancing Knowledge - Reflective Essay L6||
Students are required to present a summative reflective essay of 2,500 words which focuses upon a work-based ethical issue relevant to their own work and / or organisational context, drawing on a range of theoretical and other perspectives. Students are expected to demonstrate evaluation of the theory that underpins the ethical issue. The essay should explore the implications of the specified ethical issue for workplace learning through consideration of how the issue could be addressed for promoting service improvement. Students should consider the implication of the specified ethical issue on inter-professional working practices as well as the key political, policy, and organisational drivers for change as part of this assignment
|INDIVIDUAL BLOG||Advancing Knowledge Discussion Board||
Students are required to contribute a minimum of 200 words to each of four Online Discussion Boards. The contribution to the online forums will entail a minimum of 800 words in total and will be marked using the Criteria which is outlined in the module handbook / sway (Pass Fail)
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Preparation for participation in online Discussion Boards, Learning Units and assignment preparation
Participation in four separate Weekly Online Discussion Board Forums over a 10 week period
Participation with a minimum of 3 on-line Learning Units
|Practical classes and workshops||
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- 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