Work based learning
Work Based Learning 2023-24
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 1 & 2
The content and supporting literature will be determined by the work based learning activity selected by the student, and expertise within the School will be utilised accordingly.
The remaining content will be adapted to the work based learning activity identified by the student and may include some or all of the following:
- Project management – including time and resource management
- Change management – including negotiation and communication skills
- Clinical governance - Clinical effectiveness
- Decision making process and models
- Approaches to quality, including continuous quality improvement , tools and techniques.
- Health Care Management and Modernisation
- Presentation skills
- Leadership capability
-threshold -Threshold 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 C- grade in the assignment to in order to pass the theory component of the module. -good -Good Good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Good understanding of professional accountability issues. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade B- in the Grading Criteria. -excellent -Excellent Very good 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. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria
- Critically assess the rationale, the methods used and any consequences of the work-based learning activity
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the potential or actual problems that may or have inhibited their work-based learning activity and identify possible realistic strategies for overcoming these
- Develop leadership skills and demonstrate a systematic understanding of the importance of team work and communication skills required for the implementation of the work-based learning activity;
- Drawing on current practice/policy and evidence, demonstrate the deployment of the necessary advanced skills required to achieve the implementation of their work-based learning project or their part of the work-based learning activity to improve patient/client care
The reflective assignment (3000 words) needs to critically evaluate the work-based learning activity. The student will: (a) clearly demonstrate a systematic understanding of the essential skills and knowledge required to achieve the practical implementation of project work (b) reflect on their management of the activity including response to problems and awareness of potential problems (c) indicate how the student managed their own learning throughout the activity and the implications for future practice
The student will access four individual discussion boards, which are supported by taught sessions and direct learning packages accessed via Blackboard. The four areas include: 1) What can implementation science offer to improvement work? 2) Where is the evidence to support improvement work? 3) What can improvement and QI offer to your project? 4) What is important when developing your plan? Via the discussion board on Blackboard, students will engage in a discsussion with peers about the issues raised.