Module NCA-3206:
Evaluating Practice (Child)(B)

Module Facts

Run by School of Health Sciences

40 Credits or 20 ECTS Credits

Overall aims and purpose

You will independently pursue a relevant topic of interest pertaining to patient/client care within their field of practice. This will encompass a critical evaluation of the provision of effective care and its management, the factors which influence the quality and standards of care and the ways in which service improvement can be attained.

Course content

• Critiquing and reviewing evidence in your field of practice. • Writing skills for extended essays • National safety and quality policies/legislation in your field of practice. • Legislation relevant to field of study • Risk assessment and management in your field of practice. • Audit, PDSA, patient stories in your field of practice. • National Service Frameworks relevant to your field of practice. • NICE Guidelines relevant to your field of practice. • Multi-disciplinary team working in your field of practice.

Assessment Criteria

threshold

You will independently pursue a relevant topic of interest pertaining to patient/client care within their field of practice. This will encompass a critical evaluation of the provision of effective care and its management, the factors which influence the quality and standards of care and the ways in which service improvement can be attained.

good

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

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.

Learning outcomes

  1. Analyse the importance of respect for individuals and how the dignity of the patient/ client is maintained throughout the process of healthcare delivery.
  2. Critically analyse relevant literature, research, policy documents, legislation and other relevant information such as patient/client stories and demonstrate their application to the management of care in your field of practice
  3. Critically analyse current National patient safety and quality policy agendas and demonstrate their relevance and application to the management and implementation of care in your field of practice.
  4. Demonstrate the application of quality improvement strategies to your field of practice.
  5. Critically analyse the evidence base utilised during decision making and when delivering care in your field of practice
  6. Demonstrate the ability to take a reflective and reflexive approach to patient/client care in your field of practice.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
10000 word extended essay examining care quality improvement in practice. 100

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
  • Enquiry based/student led learning  
  • Key lectures  
  • Seminars  
  • Tutorial meetings  
  • Reflection  
Individual Project

Contact Time – e.g. in classroom, or fieldwork 50 hours Private Study – reading time, preparing and taking assessments 350 hours

Lectures 10 hours Seminar/Tutorial 40 hours

400

Transferable skills

  • 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
  • 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

• Critiquing and reviewing evidence in your field of practice. • Writing skills for extended essays • National safety and quality policies/legislation in your field of practice. • Legislation relevant to field of study • Risk assessment and management in your field of practice. • Audit, PDSA, patient stories in your field of practice. • National Service Frameworks relevant to your field of practice. • NICE Guidelines relevant to your field of practice. • Multi-disciplinary team working in your field of practice.