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Professional course

Accelerating Learning for Professionals

20 credit, Level 2 module

About this course

Course code:
UZTR1D202
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Judith Worthington

Page last updated 2 November 2017

Introduction

This module will help you to explore ways in which you can self assess and optimise learning and development opportunities in your own practice environment.

You will develop an analytical approach to appraising a range of sources of evidence and reflect on the ways in which learning may affect your professional and practice development.

Accelerating Learning for Professionals enables you to demonstrate a problem solving approach to analysis and will assist you in examining the nature of evidence based practice and its impact on your professional practice.

We will enhance your skills of communication and presenting information, hone your information retrieval skills and develop your ability to utilise information and communication technology appropriately to support your undergraduate study.

Entry requirements

Professional Registered Practitioners

Careers / Further study

This module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Professional Development
  • BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Studies
  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Community Public Health

Structure

Content

Tools and frameworks for learning

  • Assessment and evaluation of learning styles
  • Application of self-assessment of learning approaches, preferences and developmental needs.
  • Development of professional practice Application of learning contractsConcepts of lifelong learning
  • Frameworks for reflection
  • Self-Management of independent study Problem solving
  • Negotiation skills

Using evidence to underpin professional practice

  • An introduction to assessing and evaluating evidence
  • Sources of knowledge in personal and professional decision making Sources ofevidence
  • The advantages and limitations of evidence based practice Appraising the suitability of information sources Accountability: justifying professional decisions and actions

Information management

  • Structure of literature
  • Types of information e.g. statistics, official publications, non-print media Access to and organisation of sources of information.
  • Searching and reviewingliterature.
  • Skills of communication and presentation of information AcademicWriting

Learning and Teaching

The key to this module is a blended approach to learning. The majority of the module will be delivered online with online learning activities and access to electronic resources. Face to face teaching will be in the form of seminars, master classes, practical workshops, case based discussions and simulation activities.  

Study time

A total of 48 hours in the form of seminars, lectures and online activities - face to face contact hours.

Assessment

Six formative tasks, reflecting on learning experiences already encountered - discussed within either of the two face-to-face tutorials but requiring no summative assessment. This would also be a further opportunity to review the learning outcomes and ensure that all are evidenced and supported through to the work towards the summative assessment.

One 3000 word reflective essay and 1000 words on one task summatively assessed. The task is to reflect on what sources of evidence could be utilised to inform your practice.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Course Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information.

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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