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If you are seeking to advance your knowledge and skills in the areas of Health and Social practice through Continuous Professional Development (CPD) or as part of Continuous Workforce Development (CWD) this programme, delivered at Northumbria University, is an opportunity to study a bespoke and newly developed curriculum specifically for those working in health or social practice.

The programme reflects contemporary health and social practice, and you will learn alongside other practitioners from a variety of professional backgrounds. This level 6 programme will enable you to develop theory related to your educational field within health and social practice and explore the impact of this within your organisation, team and as an individual situated in practice. It will enable you to enhance your practice at the same time as gaining an award. On completion you will be awarded a BSc (HONS) Health and Social Practice (Education). Please find programme diagram here.

The award framework has been created to provide a cohesive student choice driven pathway of awards aligned with career progression in Health & Social practice. This will support Increased demand in health and social practice for more complex decision making, resulting in the requirement of an advancing level of practice within the workforce and the level of care provided to patients or clients.

This award framework has been designed in collaboration with health and social practice stakeholders and students. This innovative framework is aimed and registered health and social practice professionals who wish to consolidate or develop their practice in line with their career aspirations.

The programme provides a flexible method of study for you that fits around your health or social practice role. Student choice is key to this provision and our Flexible Award Building Study System (FABSS) enables students to choose from our education CPD modules* to build an award bespoke to you.

To enter the programme you are required to have a Diploma of HE or equivalent and appropriate registration with a relevant professional body such as the NMC or HCPC. This programme does not lead to professional body registration.

**Please find a link here to a Guidance Document to assist with the application process. Please read over this document before applying.**

We are keen to work with partners to ensure the most effective and efficient delivery models that meet your individual needs so please contact us directly to discuss your interest and explore collaboration arrangements in more detail.

For any individuals with programme enquiries please contact NSApplicantServices@northumbria.ac.uk

For organisations with business enquiries please contact businessenquiry@northumbria.ac.uk

*subject to cohort viability, some modules may have additional application requirements, e.g. non-medical prescribing. Programme leads will direct enquiries accordingly to ensure you can meet practice engagement and assessment requirements.

If you are seeking to advance your knowledge and skills in the areas of Health and Social practice through Continuous Professional Development (CPD) or as part of Continuous Workforce Development (CWD) this programme, delivered at Northumbria University, is an opportunity to study a bespoke and newly developed curriculum specifically for those working in health or social practice.

The programme reflects contemporary health and social practice, and you will learn alongside other practitioners from a variety of professional backgrounds. This level 6 programme will enable you to develop theory related to your educational field within health and social practice and explore the impact of this within your organisation, team and as an individual situated in practice. It will enable you to enhance your practice at the same time as gaining an award. On completion you will be awarded a BSc (HONS) Health and Social Practice (Education). Please find programme diagram here.

The award framework has been created to provide a cohesive student choice driven pathway of awards aligned with career progression in Health & Social practice. This will support Increased demand in health and social practice for more complex decision making, resulting in the requirement of an advancing level of practice within the workforce and the level of care provided to patients or clients.

This award framework has been designed in collaboration with health and social practice stakeholders and students. This innovative framework is aimed and registered health and social practice professionals who wish to consolidate or develop their practice in line with their career aspirations.

The programme provides a flexible method of study for you that fits around your health or social practice role. Student choice is key to this provision and our Flexible Award Building Study System (FABSS) enables students to choose from our education CPD modules* to build an award bespoke to you.

To enter the programme you are required to have a Diploma of HE or equivalent and appropriate registration with a relevant professional body such as the NMC or HCPC. This programme does not lead to professional body registration.

**Please find a link here to a Guidance Document to assist with the application process. Please read over this document before applying.**

We are keen to work with partners to ensure the most effective and efficient delivery models that meet your individual needs so please contact us directly to discuss your interest and explore collaboration arrangements in more detail.

For any individuals with programme enquiries please contact NSApplicantServices@northumbria.ac.uk

For organisations with business enquiries please contact businessenquiry@northumbria.ac.uk

*subject to cohort viability, some modules may have additional application requirements, e.g. non-medical prescribing. Programme leads will direct enquiries accordingly to ensure you can meet practice engagement and assessment requirements.

Course Information

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
2 years part-time

Department
Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location
Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2022 or September 2023

Fee Information

Module Information

Entry Requirements 2022/23

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) or Advanced Diploma for degree entry, or an honours degree for graduate certificate entry.

Applicants must be working in health and social practice and hold appropriate registration with a relevant professional body such as the NMC or HCPC, or have a professional qualification relating to their area of practice.

The university accepts Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry onto the programme subject to approval by the Programme Leader.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 7.0 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Entry Requirements 2023/24

Standard Entry

Applicants should normally have:

A Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) or Advanced Diploma for degree entry, or an honours degree for graduate certificate entry.

Applicants must be working in health and social practice and hold appropriate registration with a relevant professional body such as the NMC or HCPC, or have a professional qualification relating to their area of practice.

The university accepts Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry onto the programme subject to approval by the Programme Leader.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 7.0 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AC6677 -

Leading PBS in Organisations (Optional,20 Credits)

This module will enable you to lead PBS in your organisation. You will have developed your knowledge and proficiency in PBS in the previous two modules including the ability to contribute to assessing behaviour, as well the development, implementation and review of behaviour support plans. This module enables you to critically analyse and apply the most effective strategies to facilitate learning in adults and act as a leader of learning within your organisation to others who are learning about and developing their proficiency in PBS. You will do this through a coaching approach providing support, supervision and feedback to others as they learn

You will analyse how adults learn knowledge, skills and values, and how to best facilitate the development of each. You will learn how to model good practice, how to coach and support others when they are learning, and how to give effective feedback on performance. You will observe and assess proficiency in PBS of staff within your organisation, applying your understanding of factors which improve the validity and reliability of assessment. You will analyse and apply theories and models of supervision demonstrating ability to provide effective ongoing supervision to others utilising PBS plans and providing feed-back which is supportive, constructive and helps individuals reflect upon and develop their own practice. You will learn about other system wide aspects which influence the ability of the workforce to use PBS in practice; these include leadership, allocating resources effectively, and understanding, developing and utilising policies and practices central to safe effective PBS.

As well as to meeting the requirements of a Northumbria Award the module enables you to demonstrate the behaviour specialist/supervisor/manager competencies in the PBS Coalition Competence Framework (2015) nationally recognised as best practice for those who support people with learning disabilities /autism with challenging behaviour.

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AC6680 -

The Acutely Ill Adult (Optional,20 Credits)

Care of the acutely ill adult is challenging and complex. Following on from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD, 2005) investigation into deteriorating patients in the acute care settings, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE, 2007) produced guidelines to help with the recognition and management of the acutely ill patient . The Intensive Care Society (ICS, 2009) make explicit that the location of the patient does not determine the level of care required, and in their guidance recommend deteriorating patients, or patients at risk of deterioration, require Level 1 care. Level 1 care is defined as patients in need of additional monitoring/clinical interventions, clinical input or advice and possible critical care outreach involvement (ICS, 2009). This module is designed for nurses working within all acute settings.

The module will provide you with an increased ability to recognise, assess and manage patients that are acutely ill. Relevant anatomy and physiology will be covered with a body systems approach to some of the common acute illnesses that patients’ present with; including respiratory failure, cardiovascular failure, acute kidney injury, neurological and metabolic disorders and gastrointestinal emergencies. Holistic nursing care will be addressed during discussion on psychosocial care. Additionally, the nursing role in ensuring patient safety will be considered with inclusion of human factors in healthcare, risk assessment, early warning scoring, communication and evidence based practice. Learning will be facilitated by directed learning and the eLearning portal. It is expected that this module will give you the knowledge to assess and manage the early phases of acute illness.

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AC6698 -

Physical Assessment and Care of the Newborn (Optional,20 Credits)

On this module, you will learn to be a Newborn and Infant and Physical Examination (NIPE) practitioner. You will develop your current understanding of newborn assessment. Newborn examination skills will be enhanced to incorporate competency in performing the 4 specific screening elements of the NHS Newborn and Infant and Physical Examination (NIPE) programme, these are the examination of the newborn heart, testes, eyes and the hips. You will learn about the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Screening (NIPE) Programme and the rationale for the newborn examination standards and the implementation of the programme in the UK. You will determine how this will direct your practice and understanding of referral and decision making. Guided online learning and student-led learning will enable you to review and increase your knowledge of newborn physiology, the normal parameters of health and potential deviations from normal as well as understanding the aetiology and recognition of congenital abnormalities. You will evaluate the practitioner accountability and responsibility when assuming an extended and enhanced role, and be able to directly link this to the NMC code. This will include a review of the literature pertinent to this enhanced role, and a personal reflection on your own development.
The module will assist you to embrace specific aspects of newborn wellbeing. You will review contemporary evidence and research to evaluate care, for example neonatal jaundice. The newborn examination is an opportunity to have dialogue with parents and to reinforce health promotion messages, you will review the evidence base and communication approaches when addressing for example, safe sleeping, recognising the ill baby and responsive parenting.

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AC6710 -

Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) (Optional,40 Credits)

This module will facilitate your development of the knowledge and skills required for safe and effective prescribing from a legally specified UK formulary. Successful completion of all components of the module will lead to the achievement of a recordable prescribing qualification with your regulatory body (NMC or HCPC). The subject areas you will study include assessing the patient and considering prescribing options, pharmacology for prescribing and de-prescribing, legal and regulatory frameworks, providing information, reaching shared decisions, monitoring and reviewing treatments, prescribing safely, professionally and as part of a team and improving prescribing practice.

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AC6712 -

History Taking and Clinical Skills for Primary Care (Optional,20 Credits)

On this module, you will develop an increased ability to assess, examine and manage patients with a wide range of clinical presentations across the age spectrum presenting in general practice. It is expected that this module will give you the knowledge to assess and manage the patient’s ability and appropriateness to receive health interventions and refer to other health care professional as required. Summative assessment will include the achievement of clinical examination skills via an OSCE, and a reflective academic assignment. This module aims to develop practitioners to undertake history taking and examination within contemporary primary care nursing. Students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to assess, and respond appropriately to health need, whilst working independently whilst working within legal, ethical and professional guidelines.

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AC6714 -

Children and Young People Recognition and Emergency Care in Critical Illness (Optional,20 Credits)

The overall aim of the module is to develop the knowledge and skills required for the safe care of critically ill Children and Young People. You will gain a sound knowledge and understanding of specific physiological problems encountered in children and be able to recognise, respond and manage emergencies. This module will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required to recognise and manage the deteriorating and critically ill child and young people. The module content closely follows the UK resuscitation council guidelines and policy.
The module uses a structured approach to systematically assess and manage deteriorating children and young people. You will apply this structure to understand how children of all ages deteriorate. You will learn the anatomical and physiological response to illness in classroom sessions, prior to applying this knowledge in simulated sessions utilising High Fidelity Simulation with Sim Baby/junior.
Summative assessment will require you to participate in simulated scenario exam this will require you to demonstrate competent practice and through dialogue rationalise actions

Content Overview
• Recognition of the critically ill Child
• Structured approach to critically ill children.
• Assessing seriously ill children:
• Paediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support
• Assessment of respiratory/ circulatory function
• Assessment of conscious level and neurological emergencies
• Exploration of clinical conditions
• Clinical decision making
• Ongoing supportive care of seriously ill children

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AC6725 -

End of Life Care for All (Optional,20 Credits)

In this module, you will explore the needs of the patient who has life limiting disease and is approaching the end of their life. This module will enable you to critically examine your practice when caring for this vulnerable group of patient’s and will enable you to consider the holistic needs of the patient and their carer’s. You will be encouraged to reflect and explore personal experiences arising from your own clinical practice in order to explore ways of enhancing your professional practice. The module provides the opportunity for you to identify and examine the challenges of care delivery at the end of life. You will investigate the holistic multi-disciplinary care necessary to facilitate quality end of life care. A flexible learning approach is adopted to assist in the development of specific knowledge relating to end of life care in both the cancer patient and patients suffering diseases other than cancer.

Topics will include; Contemporary policy drivers, holistic common assessment, common core principles and competences in the end of life workforce, recognition of disease trajectories in advanced disease, multi-professional working, bereavement theories and models, funding and resource issues.

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AC6727 -

Foundations of Cancer Care (Optional,20 Credits)

In this module, you will explore the foundations of cancer care by examining cancer as a chronic disease from screening and detection through to treatment, psychosocial support and the principles of palliative care.
Topics will include cancer as a health care problem in the UK, the social construct of cancer, the biology of cancer, which includes normal and abnormal cell division, and the genetics of cancer. The module has the patient and carers as a central focus therefore the psychological impact of cancer and the user perspective and living with cancer will be implicit within the module content. The prevention detection and management of cancer will be analysed and debated within the context of the UK healthcare system.
You will learn how to appraise current contemporary evidence underpinning the management of cancer in order to appreciate current standards of cancer provision with specific relevance for your clinical practice.

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AC6728 -

Health History & Physical Assessment (Optional,20 Credits)

You will learn knowledge and skills for undertaking a general approach to health history and clinical examination of patients. You will cover biological systems in order to provide a systematic approach to history and clinical examination. The systems covered in your learning are as follows:

• Cardiovascular system
• Respiratory System
• Gastrointestinal system
• Neurological system
• Selected serious conditions

You will learn to review clinical data in order to construct clinical decisions and produce management plans. You will learn specific techniques for examination of the body for accuracy and safety. Learning will be research led by current clinical evidence including local, national and international guidelines e.g. NUTH/Northumbria Guidelines, NICE, SIGN and European clinical guidelines.

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AC6729 -

Early Intervention & Prevention in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Optional,20 Credits)

This module will allow you the opportunity to critically reflect on current children’s agenda and the impact and role of policy in developing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. You will gain an appreciation of the challenges in applying a model of Early Intervention from a political / financial and moral position. Exploring Early Intervention and Prevention following a development time line from conception to adolescence. The following themes will inform the module content and development.

• Promotion of mental health, early identification and early intervention for children and families in infancy, early childhood and adolescence.
• Understanding risk and fostering resilience and its role in the development / prevention of mental health issues in children and young people.
• Awareness of parenting programmes specifically utilising social learning theory models.
• Early Intervention within psychosis.
• Understanding and working with pre and peri natal mental health difficulties.
• Using a harm minimisation approach with drug and alcohol with cyp.
• Evidence based early intervention strategies/programmes in the prevention and treatment of mental health, emotional and behavioural issues.
• Preventing anxiety and depression in children and young people using FRIENDS programme

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AC6749 -

Understanding and developing evidence for practice (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn and develop skills to become a critical consumer of evidence and research as it relates to local and national contemporary health and social practice. You will explore differing philosophies underpinning evidence assessing the quality of evidence in relation to your context of health & social provision, and the politics of evidence-based practice. You will learn to debate the philosophical theoretical and methodological underpinnings of the nature and variety of evidence used in practice. You will be expected to progress and develop practice through the acquisition of advanced skills in synthesis, knowledge and theory. In addition, you will gain skills through appraisal of practice examples, reflecting the politics of practice review and inquiry, exhibiting skills in presentation, negotiation, and networking, essential in health and social practice environments.

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AC6752 -

Pre-hospital, Critical and Post-operative Care for Perioperative Practitioners (Optional,20 Credits)

The pre-hospital and critical post-operative care for perioperative practitioners module has been designed to allow a detailed inspection of the stages of perioperative care associated to complex patient encounters. As there are now an increasingly large number of surgical treatments, alongside an ageing population and improved standards of care among co-morbid patient populations complex encounters are to be expected within the perioperative environment.

Throughout this module, you will examine pre-hospital patient assessment and direct patient admission to the perioperative environment, which will include interventional environments such as cardiology for example. By understanding pre-hospital assessments and interventions to stabilise patients for transfer, perioperative practitioners can be more effective for these complex patients. Additionally in this module, you will look to explore the critical care environment, exploring the fundamental differences between perioperative and critical care practice. You will explore complex patient transfer between the operating theatre and critical care unit and introduce the concepts which will allow perioperative practitioners to be more effective when assisting in the care of critical care patients.

Due to an increased critical care staffing requirement, this module will prove to be useful for Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) who will be expected to work in acute care environments including critical care and resuscitation departments. This module looks to fill a professional development requirement exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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AC6754 -

Enhanced Phases of Peri-operative Practice (Optional,20 Credits)

The enhanced perioperative practice module will allow you the opportunity to explore the core phases of working in the operating department. The component phases are anaesthetics, surgery, and post-anaesthetic care, which will allow for a refreshed overview of the professional regulations, guidelines and policies related to general perioperative practice. By integrating a focussed presentation and written reflection, this allows flexibility within the summative assessment, meaning learning and development can be bespoke to your individual requirements. This summative assessment is designed to allow for presentation of learning outcomes, meaning your poster presentation and written reflection can be used to feedback to your clinical environment and be used for HCPC professional declaration or NMC Revalidation.

There will be a group of specialist educators delivering your sessions, specialising in either anaesthetics, surgery, or post-anaesthetic care. These focussed lectures and seminars will give a useful overview of perioperative practice and allow topical debate on contemporary issues within each perioperative phase. Due to specialist educators delivering these sessions, you will be provided with novel and interesting clinical and workforce theories, alongside contemporary research evidence related to each component phase.

Due to the wide educational remit of this module, previous knowledge of perioperative practice is strongly recommended, however, should this not be the case, your Module Leader will be able to provide a structured and functional learning plan whilst undertaking this module.

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AC6756 -

Introduction to Thinking Strategically in Health and Social Practice (Optional,20 Credits)

This module will focus on the theoretical concepts and phases of strategic thinking in health and social practice. It considers the principles of strategic thinking for your own cognitive development and explores this in the context of the development of your practice area. The module also considers the impact of the complexities of strategic thinking, goal setting, planning and resourcing. It will explore individual assumptions and existing knowledge and empirical evidence. You will consider and explore logic, and creative ways towards problem solving preparing you to think proactively about applying strategic thinking more effectively. You will learn about steps and stages of strategic thinking and consider these in the context of your own professional practice. This includes considering communication strategies and engagement across organisations. Exploring the principles outlined will help you to access strategies and behaviours for strategic thinking that will assist you in the development of a structured approach to any perceived professional challenges you may face.

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AC6759 -

Sexual Health Advisor: Principles of public health and partner notification (Optional,20 Credits)

The module focuses on three key elements:
• Analysis of the core public health principles, models and approaches to assessment and motivational interviewing to develop a robust formulation of evidence to underpin partner notification practice
• Evaluation of the core elements that constitute safe, ethical and person-centred partner notification
• How to undertake client partner notification processes informed by appropriate legal, ethical and professional frameworks and guidance, and articulate and document your evidence-based decision making for any partner notification interventions you provide or refuse.

The module introduces you to the existing evidence base which informs your practice; enables you to understand and critique the evidence and apply it to your own practice. You will learn how to; find and critique evidence directly related to the module using online library and skills plus services, develop your writing, referencing and presentation skills at graduate level enabling you to build upon and further develop your current academic skills. The module develops your ability to understand how to undertake partner notification with your client, based upon current legal, ethical and professional guidance and advise the client on possible preventative and treatment options including the risks and benefits. This will require you to articulate and document evidence based defensible decision making related to partner notification practice. It also helps you to evaluate your own practice setting in terms of what constitutes safe and ethical practice.

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AC6760 -

Assessor and Supervisor Preparation in Clinical Practice (Optional,20 Credits)

During this module you will develop your knowledge, skills and expertise in supervising and assessing individuals and groups of both patients and other learners in a classroom environment and a clinical practice environment. This will include an evaluation of key theoretical concepts underpinning learning, supervising and assessment. Building on and deepening prior learning you will further develop a greater understanding of how patient education in clinical practice can influence ill health prevention and the holistic health and wellbeing of the individual. This will include an analysis of the barriers and enablers to your practice role in helping patients learn and change their behaviour. You will also explore models of education in theory and practice contexts and you will practice the delivery of teaching and learning to other individual learners and groups of learners working in clinical practice. Building on prior learning you will explore how assessment influences learning and critique the learning challenges of different types of supervision and assessment, including the practice supervision and assessment of competency.

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AC6761 -

Complex assessment and decision making in healthcare practice (Optional,20 Credits)

The module focuses on three key elements:
• Evidence based critical analysis of what constitutes complex needs in patients/clients.
• Critical evaluation of the core elements that constitute safe, ethical and person centred practice to inform your own practice
• How to undertake client assessment processes informed by appropriate legal, ethical and professional frameworks and guidance, and articulate and document your evidence based decision making for any interventions you provide.

The module introduces you to the existing evidence base which informs your practice; enables you to understand and critique the evidence and apply it to your own practice. You will learn how to; find and critique evidence directly related to the module using online library and skills plus services, develop your writing, referencing and presentation skills at postgraduate level enabling you to build upon and further develop your current academic skills. The module develops your ability to understand how to undertake an holistic assessment of the client, based upon current legal, ethical and professional guidance and advise the patient/client on possible preventative and treatment options including the risks and benefits. This will require you to articulate and document evidence based defensible decision making related to healthcare practice. It also helps you to evaluate your own practice setting in terms of what constitutes safe and ethical practice

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AC6762 -

Fundamentals of research methodology (Optional,20 Credits)

In this module you will develop a comprehensive understanding of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research theories, approaches, and methodologies. Throughout the module, you will engage with research experts to conceptualise the different approaches to research being undertaken at the forefront of academia and practice. By the end of this module, you will be able to recognise and critically evaluate quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method theories, approaches and methodologies. You will also be able to justify their use in the field. This module will prepare you for your dissertation module.

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AC6764 -

Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Practice (Optional,20 Credits)

The module will focus on the development of expertise in leading educational practice for a variety of learners, supervisors, assessors and the wider workforce within a professional context. As a student on this module, you will engage in work based inter-professional learning, teaching and development opportunities with a range of learners and educational partners to support and advance professional education in practice. Campus based sessions will critically explore and apply a range of teaching and learning theories and strategies and will be supported by directed, group and e-learning activities. This will include use of Blackboard Ultra the Modules e-Learning Platform (eLP) to access Panopto (lecture capture recordings) and video activities as well as the use of a range of other online learning and teaching technologies and applications as directed by the module team. Peer, tutor, supervisor and/ or mentor formative feedback will support individual development. Summative assessment will require verification of the achievement of educational standards in practice and the submission of a critically reflective account of your development as an educationalist and their impact on teaching and learning in practice.

Subject areas you will study include:

Context of learning, specialist practice, Interprofessional learning, policy drivers
Designing, planning, implementing and evaluating a range of evidence based learning experiences and curricula for learners, supervisors, assessors, mentors and the wider workforce.
Applying and critiquing teaching and learning theory and practice.
Learning and teaching strategies, working with individuals, leading and facilitating small and large groups.
Formative and summative assessment, assessment of and for learning.
Constructive feedback, feed-forward.
Analysis of complex information, judgements and decision-making, challenges for professional education.
Developing professional supervisory relationships.
Professional codes/educational standards, accountability
Leading and developing practice education, higher education and practice partnerships.
Maintaining and enhancing quality in educational practice.

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MW0630 -

Neonatal Special and High Dependency care (Optional,30 Credits)

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the infant and family requiring specialist and high dependency care. You will begin by understanding neonatal physiology from conception to birth, and understand how an infant’s physiology changes to adapt to extra uterine life. You will also learn how any altered physiology/abnormality can lead to ill health within the Neonatal period, requiring specialist and high dependency care. You will learn the importance of a collaborative approach to family centred care and how the needs of the infant’s family are essential to Neonatal practice. You will understand the complexities of caring for a child requiring specialist and high dependency care in relation to nutrition, hydration, pain management, infection prevention, resuscitation, discharge and transfer to neighbouring units or home. The module builds the foundation to discuss these issues and others in the intensive care infant, in the second module of the award.
You will also learn how neighbouring units care for infants and will discuss differences in care and practice to understand Neonatal care regionally.

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AC6750 -

Improving Outcomes in Health & Social Care Practice (Core,40 Credits)

You will learn and develop your extended project skills, identifying and evaluating practice on an organisational, social, and political level. You will examine the impact of your health and social practice interventions on outcomes for your patients, clients, or service users. You will demonstrate your ability to evaluate, critically analyse and apply knowledge in a health and social practice context. The value of this analysis and knowledge application will be specifically linked to the impact it has on the outcomes of your client group. You will learn how to relate policy and legislative drivers to health and social practice delivery ensuring that evidence-based practice is applied across a range of client groups and contexts. The module will encourage you to consolidate the knowledge, skills and abilities developed throughout the programme in a final project, displaying your development in health and social practice, contextualised to your area of practice.

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AC6760 -

Assessor and Supervisor Preparation in Clinical Practice (Optional,20 Credits)

During this module you will develop your knowledge, skills and expertise in supervising and assessing individuals and groups of both patients and other learners in a classroom environment and a clinical practice environment. This will include an evaluation of key theoretical concepts underpinning learning, supervising and assessment. Building on and deepening prior learning you will further develop a greater understanding of how patient education in clinical practice can influence ill health prevention and the holistic health and wellbeing of the individual. This will include an analysis of the barriers and enablers to your practice role in helping patients learn and change their behaviour. You will also explore models of education in theory and practice contexts and you will practice the delivery of teaching and learning to other individual learners and groups of learners working in clinical practice. Building on prior learning you will explore how assessment influences learning and critique the learning challenges of different types of supervision and assessment, including the practice supervision and assessment of competency.

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AC6764 -

Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Practice (Optional,20 Credits)

The module will focus on the development of expertise in leading educational practice for a variety of learners, supervisors, assessors and the wider workforce within a professional context. As a student on this module, you will engage in work based inter-professional learning, teaching and development opportunities with a range of learners and educational partners to support and advance professional education in practice. Campus based sessions will critically explore and apply a range of teaching and learning theories and strategies and will be supported by directed, group and e-learning activities. This will include use of Blackboard Ultra the Modules e-Learning Platform (eLP) to access Panopto (lecture capture recordings) and video activities as well as the use of a range of other online learning and teaching technologies and applications as directed by the module team. Peer, tutor, supervisor and/ or mentor formative feedback will support individual development. Summative assessment will require verification of the achievement of educational standards in practice and the submission of a critically reflective account of your development as an educationalist and their impact on teaching and learning in practice.

Subject areas you will study include:

Context of learning, specialist practice, Interprofessional learning, policy drivers
Designing, planning, implementing and evaluating a range of evidence based learning experiences and curricula for learners, supervisors, assessors, mentors and the wider workforce.
Applying and critiquing teaching and learning theory and practice.
Learning and teaching strategies, working with individuals, leading and facilitating small and large groups.
Formative and summative assessment, assessment of and for learning.
Constructive feedback, feed-forward.
Analysis of complex information, judgements and decision-making, challenges for professional education.
Developing professional supervisory relationships.
Professional codes/educational standards, accountability
Leading and developing practice education, higher education and practice partnerships.
Maintaining and enhancing quality in educational practice.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

AC6677 -

Leading PBS in Organisations (Optional,20 Credits)

This module will enable you to lead PBS in your organisation. You will have developed your knowledge and proficiency in PBS in the previous two modules including the ability to contribute to assessing behaviour, as well the development, implementation and review of behaviour support plans. This module enables you to critically analyse and apply the most effective strategies to facilitate learning in adults and act as a leader of learning within your organisation to others who are learning about and developing their proficiency in PBS. You will do this through a coaching approach providing support, supervision and feedback to others as they learn

You will analyse how adults learn knowledge, skills and values, and how to best facilitate the development of each. You will learn how to model good practice, how to coach and support others when they are learning, and how to give effective feedback on performance. You will observe and assess proficiency in PBS of staff within your organisation, applying your understanding of factors which improve the validity and reliability of assessment. You will analyse and apply theories and models of supervision demonstrating ability to provide effective ongoing supervision to others utilising PBS plans and providing feed-back which is supportive, constructive and helps individuals reflect upon and develop their own practice. You will learn about other system wide aspects which influence the ability of the workforce to use PBS in practice; these include leadership, allocating resources effectively, and understanding, developing and utilising policies and practices central to safe effective PBS.

As well as to meeting the requirements of a Northumbria Award the module enables you to demonstrate the behaviour specialist/supervisor/manager competencies in the PBS Coalition Competence Framework (2015) nationally recognised as best practice for those who support people with learning disabilities /autism with challenging behaviour.

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AC6680 -

The Acutely Ill Adult (Optional,20 Credits)

Care of the acutely ill adult is challenging and complex. Following on from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD, 2005) investigation into deteriorating patients in the acute care settings, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE, 2007) produced guidelines to help with the recognition and management of the acutely ill patient . The Intensive Care Society (ICS, 2009) make explicit that the location of the patient does not determine the level of care required, and in their guidance recommend deteriorating patients, or patients at risk of deterioration, require Level 1 care. Level 1 care is defined as patients in need of additional monitoring/clinical interventions, clinical input or advice and possible critical care outreach involvement (ICS, 2009). This module is designed for nurses working within all acute settings.

The module will provide you with an increased ability to recognise, assess and manage patients that are acutely ill. Relevant anatomy and physiology will be covered with a body systems approach to some of the common acute illnesses that patients’ present with; including respiratory failure, cardiovascular failure, acute kidney injury, neurological and metabolic disorders and gastrointestinal emergencies. Holistic nursing care will be addressed during discussion on psychosocial care. Additionally, the nursing role in ensuring patient safety will be considered with inclusion of human factors in healthcare, risk assessment, early warning scoring, communication and evidence based practice. Learning will be facilitated by directed learning and the eLearning portal. It is expected that this module will give you the knowledge to assess and manage the early phases of acute illness.

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AC6698 -

Physical Assessment and Care of the Newborn (Optional,20 Credits)

On this module, you will learn to be a Newborn and Infant and Physical Examination (NIPE) practitioner. You will develop your current understanding of newborn assessment. Newborn examination skills will be enhanced to incorporate competency in performing the 4 specific screening elements of the NHS Newborn and Infant and Physical Examination (NIPE) programme, these are the examination of the newborn heart, testes, eyes and the hips. You will learn about the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Screening (NIPE) Programme and the rationale for the newborn examination standards and the implementation of the programme in the UK. You will determine how this will direct your practice and understanding of referral and decision making. Guided online learning and student-led learning will enable you to review and increase your knowledge of newborn physiology, the normal parameters of health and potential deviations from normal as well as understanding the aetiology and recognition of congenital abnormalities. You will evaluate the practitioner accountability and responsibility when assuming an extended and enhanced role, and be able to directly link this to the NMC code. This will include a review of the literature pertinent to this enhanced role, and a personal reflection on your own development.
The module will assist you to embrace specific aspects of newborn wellbeing. You will review contemporary evidence and research to evaluate care, for example neonatal jaundice. The newborn examination is an opportunity to have dialogue with parents and to reinforce health promotion messages, you will review the evidence base and communication approaches when addressing for example, safe sleeping, recognising the ill baby and responsive parenting.

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AC6710 -

Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) (Optional,40 Credits)

This module will facilitate your development of the knowledge and skills required for safe and effective prescribing from a legally specified UK formulary. Successful completion of all components of the module will lead to the achievement of a recordable prescribing qualification with your regulatory body (NMC or HCPC). The subject areas you will study include assessing the patient and considering prescribing options, pharmacology for prescribing and de-prescribing, legal and regulatory frameworks, providing information, reaching shared decisions, monitoring and reviewing treatments, prescribing safely, professionally and as part of a team and improving prescribing practice.

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AC6712 -

History Taking and Clinical Skills for Primary Care (Optional,20 Credits)

On this module, you will develop an increased ability to assess, examine and manage patients with a wide range of clinical presentations across the age spectrum presenting in general practice. It is expected that this module will give you the knowledge to assess and manage the patient’s ability and appropriateness to receive health interventions and refer to other health care professional as required. Summative assessment will include the achievement of clinical examination skills via an OSCE, and a reflective academic assignment. This module aims to develop practitioners to undertake history taking and examination within contemporary primary care nursing. Students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to assess, and respond appropriately to health need, whilst working independently whilst working within legal, ethical and professional guidelines.

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AC6714 -

Children and Young People Recognition and Emergency Care in Critical Illness (Optional,20 Credits)

The overall aim of the module is to develop the knowledge and skills required for the safe care of critically ill Children and Young People. You will gain a sound knowledge and understanding of specific physiological problems encountered in children and be able to recognise, respond and manage emergencies. This module will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required to recognise and manage the deteriorating and critically ill child and young people. The module content closely follows the UK resuscitation council guidelines and policy.
The module uses a structured approach to systematically assess and manage deteriorating children and young people. You will apply this structure to understand how children of all ages deteriorate. You will learn the anatomical and physiological response to illness in classroom sessions, prior to applying this knowledge in simulated sessions utilising High Fidelity Simulation with Sim Baby/junior.
Summative assessment will require you to participate in simulated scenario exam this will require you to demonstrate competent practice and through dialogue rationalise actions

Content Overview
• Recognition of the critically ill Child
• Structured approach to critically ill children.
• Assessing seriously ill children:
• Paediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support
• Assessment of respiratory/ circulatory function
• Assessment of conscious level and neurological emergencies
• Exploration of clinical conditions
• Clinical decision making
• Ongoing supportive care of seriously ill children

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AC6725 -

End of Life Care for All (Optional,20 Credits)

In this module, you will explore the needs of the patient who has life limiting disease and is approaching the end of their life. This module will enable you to critically examine your practice when caring for this vulnerable group of patient’s and will enable you to consider the holistic needs of the patient and their carer’s. You will be encouraged to reflect and explore personal experiences arising from your own clinical practice in order to explore ways of enhancing your professional practice. The module provides the opportunity for you to identify and examine the challenges of care delivery at the end of life. You will investigate the holistic multi-disciplinary care necessary to facilitate quality end of life care. A flexible learning approach is adopted to assist in the development of specific knowledge relating to end of life care in both the cancer patient and patients suffering diseases other than cancer.

Topics will include; Contemporary policy drivers, holistic common assessment, common core principles and competences in the end of life workforce, recognition of disease trajectories in advanced disease, multi-professional working, bereavement theories and models, funding and resource issues.

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AC6727 -

Foundations of Cancer Care (Optional,20 Credits)

In this module, you will explore the foundations of cancer care by examining cancer as a chronic disease from screening and detection through to treatment, psychosocial support and the principles of palliative care.
Topics will include cancer as a health care problem in the UK, the social construct of cancer, the biology of cancer, which includes normal and abnormal cell division, and the genetics of cancer. The module has the patient and carers as a central focus therefore the psychological impact of cancer and the user perspective and living with cancer will be implicit within the module content. The prevention detection and management of cancer will be analysed and debated within the context of the UK healthcare system.
You will learn how to appraise current contemporary evidence underpinning the management of cancer in order to appreciate current standards of cancer provision with specific relevance for your clinical practice.

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AC6728 -

Health History & Physical Assessment (Optional,20 Credits)

You will learn knowledge and skills for undertaking a general approach to health history and clinical examination of patients. You will cover biological systems in order to provide a systematic approach to history and clinical examination. The systems covered in your learning are as follows:

• Cardiovascular system
• Respiratory System
• Gastrointestinal system
• Neurological system
• Selected serious conditions

You will learn to review clinical data in order to construct clinical decisions and produce management plans. You will learn specific techniques for examination of the body for accuracy and safety. Learning will be research led by current clinical evidence including local, national and international guidelines e.g. NUTH/Northumbria Guidelines, NICE, SIGN and European clinical guidelines.

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AC6729 -

Early Intervention & Prevention in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Optional,20 Credits)

This module will allow you the opportunity to critically reflect on current children’s agenda and the impact and role of policy in developing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. You will gain an appreciation of the challenges in applying a model of Early Intervention from a political / financial and moral position. Exploring Early Intervention and Prevention following a development time line from conception to adolescence. The following themes will inform the module content and development.

• Promotion of mental health, early identification and early intervention for children and families in infancy, early childhood and adolescence.
• Understanding risk and fostering resilience and its role in the development / prevention of mental health issues in children and young people.
• Awareness of parenting programmes specifically utilising social learning theory models.
• Early Intervention within psychosis.
• Understanding and working with pre and peri natal mental health difficulties.
• Using a harm minimisation approach with drug and alcohol with cyp.
• Evidence based early intervention strategies/programmes in the prevention and treatment of mental health, emotional and behavioural issues.
• Preventing anxiety and depression in children and young people using FRIENDS programme

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AC6749 -

Understanding and developing evidence for practice (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn and develop skills to become a critical consumer of evidence and research as it relates to local and national contemporary health and social practice. You will explore differing philosophies underpinning evidence assessing the quality of evidence in relation to your context of health & social provision, and the politics of evidence-based practice. You will learn to debate the philosophical theoretical and methodological underpinnings of the nature and variety of evidence used in practice. You will be expected to progress and develop practice through the acquisition of advanced skills in synthesis, knowledge and theory. In addition, you will gain skills through appraisal of practice examples, reflecting the politics of practice review and inquiry, exhibiting skills in presentation, negotiation, and networking, essential in health and social practice environments.

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AC6752 -

Pre-hospital, Critical and Post-operative Care for Perioperative Practitioners (Optional,20 Credits)

The pre-hospital and critical post-operative care for perioperative practitioners module has been designed to allow a detailed inspection of the stages of perioperative care associated to complex patient encounters. As there are now an increasingly large number of surgical treatments, alongside an ageing population and improved standards of care among co-morbid patient populations complex encounters are to be expected within the perioperative environment.

Throughout this module, you will examine pre-hospital patient assessment and direct patient admission to the perioperative environment, which will include interventional environments such as cardiology for example. By understanding pre-hospital assessments and interventions to stabilise patients for transfer, perioperative practitioners can be more effective for these complex patients. Additionally in this module, you will look to explore the critical care environment, exploring the fundamental differences between perioperative and critical care practice. You will explore complex patient transfer between the operating theatre and critical care unit and introduce the concepts which will allow perioperative practitioners to be more effective when assisting in the care of critical care patients.

Due to an increased critical care staffing requirement, this module will prove to be useful for Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) who will be expected to work in acute care environments including critical care and resuscitation departments. This module looks to fill a professional development requirement exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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AC6754 -

Enhanced Phases of Peri-operative Practice (Optional,20 Credits)

The enhanced perioperative practice module will allow you the opportunity to explore the core phases of working in the operating department. The component phases are anaesthetics, surgery, and post-anaesthetic care, which will allow for a refreshed overview of the professional regulations, guidelines and policies related to general perioperative practice. By integrating a focussed presentation and written reflection, this allows flexibility within the summative assessment, meaning learning and development can be bespoke to your individual requirements. This summative assessment is designed to allow for presentation of learning outcomes, meaning your poster presentation and written reflection can be used to feedback to your clinical environment and be used for HCPC professional declaration or NMC Revalidation.

There will be a group of specialist educators delivering your sessions, specialising in either anaesthetics, surgery, or post-anaesthetic care. These focussed lectures and seminars will give a useful overview of perioperative practice and allow topical debate on contemporary issues within each perioperative phase. Due to specialist educators delivering these sessions, you will be provided with novel and interesting clinical and workforce theories, alongside contemporary research evidence related to each component phase.

Due to the wide educational remit of this module, previous knowledge of perioperative practice is strongly recommended, however, should this not be the case, your Module Leader will be able to provide a structured and functional learning plan whilst undertaking this module.

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AC6756 -

Introduction to Thinking Strategically in Health and Social Practice (Optional,20 Credits)

This module will focus on the theoretical concepts and phases of strategic thinking in health and social practice. It considers the principles of strategic thinking for your own cognitive development and explores this in the context of the development of your practice area. The module also considers the impact of the complexities of strategic thinking, goal setting, planning and resourcing. It will explore individual assumptions and existing knowledge and empirical evidence. You will consider and explore logic, and creative ways towards problem solving preparing you to think proactively about applying strategic thinking more effectively. You will learn about steps and stages of strategic thinking and consider these in the context of your own professional practice. This includes considering communication strategies and engagement across organisations. Exploring the principles outlined will help you to access strategies and behaviours for strategic thinking that will assist you in the development of a structured approach to any perceived professional challenges you may face.

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AC6759 -

Sexual Health Advisor: Principles of public health and partner notification (Optional,20 Credits)

The module focuses on three key elements:
• Analysis of the core public health principles, models and approaches to assessment and motivational interviewing to develop a robust formulation of evidence to underpin partner notification practice
• Evaluation of the core elements that constitute safe, ethical and person-centred partner notification
• How to undertake client partner notification processes informed by appropriate legal, ethical and professional frameworks and guidance, and articulate and document your evidence-based decision making for any partner notification interventions you provide or refuse.

The module introduces you to the existing evidence base which informs your practice; enables you to understand and critique the evidence and apply it to your own practice. You will learn how to; find and critique evidence directly related to the module using online library and skills plus services, develop your writing, referencing and presentation skills at graduate level enabling you to build upon and further develop your current academic skills. The module develops your ability to understand how to undertake partner notification with your client, based upon current legal, ethical and professional guidance and advise the client on possible preventative and treatment options including the risks and benefits. This will require you to articulate and document evidence based defensible decision making related to partner notification practice. It also helps you to evaluate your own practice setting in terms of what constitutes safe and ethical practice.

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AC6760 -

Assessor and Supervisor Preparation in Clinical Practice (Optional,20 Credits)

During this module you will develop your knowledge, skills and expertise in supervising and assessing individuals and groups of both patients and other learners in a classroom environment and a clinical practice environment. This will include an evaluation of key theoretical concepts underpinning learning, supervising and assessment. Building on and deepening prior learning you will further develop a greater understanding of how patient education in clinical practice can influence ill health prevention and the holistic health and wellbeing of the individual. This will include an analysis of the barriers and enablers to your practice role in helping patients learn and change their behaviour. You will also explore models of education in theory and practice contexts and you will practice the delivery of teaching and learning to other individual learners and groups of learners working in clinical practice. Building on prior learning you will explore how assessment influences learning and critique the learning challenges of different types of supervision and assessment, including the practice supervision and assessment of competency.

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AC6761 -

Complex assessment and decision making in healthcare practice (Optional,20 Credits)

The module focuses on three key elements:
• Evidence based critical analysis of what constitutes complex needs in patients/clients.
• Critical evaluation of the core elements that constitute safe, ethical and person centred practice to inform your own practice
• How to undertake client assessment processes informed by appropriate legal, ethical and professional frameworks and guidance, and articulate and document your evidence based decision making for any interventions you provide.

The module introduces you to the existing evidence base which informs your practice; enables you to understand and critique the evidence and apply it to your own practice. You will learn how to; find and critique evidence directly related to the module using online library and skills plus services, develop your writing, referencing and presentation skills at postgraduate level enabling you to build upon and further develop your current academic skills. The module develops your ability to understand how to undertake an holistic assessment of the client, based upon current legal, ethical and professional guidance and advise the patient/client on possible preventative and treatment options including the risks and benefits. This will require you to articulate and document evidence based defensible decision making related to healthcare practice. It also helps you to evaluate your own practice setting in terms of what constitutes safe and ethical practice

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AC6762 -

Fundamentals of research methodology (Optional,20 Credits)

In this module you will develop a comprehensive understanding of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research theories, approaches, and methodologies. Throughout the module, you will engage with research experts to conceptualise the different approaches to research being undertaken at the forefront of academia and practice. By the end of this module, you will be able to recognise and critically evaluate quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method theories, approaches and methodologies. You will also be able to justify their use in the field. This module will prepare you for your dissertation module.

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AC6764 -

Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Practice (Optional,20 Credits)

The module will focus on the development of expertise in leading educational practice for a variety of learners, supervisors, assessors and the wider workforce within a professional context. As a student on this module, you will engage in work based inter-professional learning, teaching and development opportunities with a range of learners and educational partners to support and advance professional education in practice. Campus based sessions will critically explore and apply a range of teaching and learning theories and strategies and will be supported by directed, group and e-learning activities. This will include use of Blackboard Ultra the Modules e-Learning Platform (eLP) to access Panopto (lecture capture recordings) and video activities as well as the use of a range of other online learning and teaching technologies and applications as directed by the module team. Peer, tutor, supervisor and/ or mentor formative feedback will support individual development. Summative assessment will require verification of the achievement of educational standards in practice and the submission of a critically reflective account of your development as an educationalist and their impact on teaching and learning in practice.

Subject areas you will study include:

Context of learning, specialist practice, Interprofessional learning, policy drivers
Designing, planning, implementing and evaluating a range of evidence based learning experiences and curricula for learners, supervisors, assessors, mentors and the wider workforce.
Applying and critiquing teaching and learning theory and practice.
Learning and teaching strategies, working with individuals, leading and facilitating small and large groups.
Formative and summative assessment, assessment of and for learning.
Constructive feedback, feed-forward.
Analysis of complex information, judgements and decision-making, challenges for professional education.
Developing professional supervisory relationships.
Professional codes/educational standards, accountability
Leading and developing practice education, higher education and practice partnerships.
Maintaining and enhancing quality in educational practice.

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MW0630 -

Neonatal Special and High Dependency care (Optional,30 Credits)

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the infant and family requiring specialist and high dependency care. You will begin by understanding neonatal physiology from conception to birth, and understand how an infant’s physiology changes to adapt to extra uterine life. You will also learn how any altered physiology/abnormality can lead to ill health within the Neonatal period, requiring specialist and high dependency care. You will learn the importance of a collaborative approach to family centred care and how the needs of the infant’s family are essential to Neonatal practice. You will understand the complexities of caring for a child requiring specialist and high dependency care in relation to nutrition, hydration, pain management, infection prevention, resuscitation, discharge and transfer to neighbouring units or home. The module builds the foundation to discuss these issues and others in the intensive care infant, in the second module of the award.
You will also learn how neighbouring units care for infants and will discuss differences in care and practice to understand Neonatal care regionally.

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AC6750 -

Improving Outcomes in Health & Social Care Practice (Core,40 Credits)

You will learn and develop your extended project skills, identifying and evaluating practice on an organisational, social, and political level. You will examine the impact of your health and social practice interventions on outcomes for your patients, clients, or service users. You will demonstrate your ability to evaluate, critically analyse and apply knowledge in a health and social practice context. The value of this analysis and knowledge application will be specifically linked to the impact it has on the outcomes of your client group. You will learn how to relate policy and legislative drivers to health and social practice delivery ensuring that evidence-based practice is applied across a range of client groups and contexts. The module will encourage you to consolidate the knowledge, skills and abilities developed throughout the programme in a final project, displaying your development in health and social practice, contextualised to your area of practice.

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AC6760 -

Assessor and Supervisor Preparation in Clinical Practice (Optional,20 Credits)

During this module you will develop your knowledge, skills and expertise in supervising and assessing individuals and groups of both patients and other learners in a classroom environment and a clinical practice environment. This will include an evaluation of key theoretical concepts underpinning learning, supervising and assessment. Building on and deepening prior learning you will further develop a greater understanding of how patient education in clinical practice can influence ill health prevention and the holistic health and wellbeing of the individual. This will include an analysis of the barriers and enablers to your practice role in helping patients learn and change their behaviour. You will also explore models of education in theory and practice contexts and you will practice the delivery of teaching and learning to other individual learners and groups of learners working in clinical practice. Building on prior learning you will explore how assessment influences learning and critique the learning challenges of different types of supervision and assessment, including the practice supervision and assessment of competency.

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AC6764 -

Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Practice (Optional,20 Credits)

The module will focus on the development of expertise in leading educational practice for a variety of learners, supervisors, assessors and the wider workforce within a professional context. As a student on this module, you will engage in work based inter-professional learning, teaching and development opportunities with a range of learners and educational partners to support and advance professional education in practice. Campus based sessions will critically explore and apply a range of teaching and learning theories and strategies and will be supported by directed, group and e-learning activities. This will include use of Blackboard Ultra the Modules e-Learning Platform (eLP) to access Panopto (lecture capture recordings) and video activities as well as the use of a range of other online learning and teaching technologies and applications as directed by the module team. Peer, tutor, supervisor and/ or mentor formative feedback will support individual development. Summative assessment will require verification of the achievement of educational standards in practice and the submission of a critically reflective account of your development as an educationalist and their impact on teaching and learning in practice.

Subject areas you will study include:

Context of learning, specialist practice, Interprofessional learning, policy drivers
Designing, planning, implementing and evaluating a range of evidence based learning experiences and curricula for learners, supervisors, assessors, mentors and the wider workforce.
Applying and critiquing teaching and learning theory and practice.
Learning and teaching strategies, working with individuals, leading and facilitating small and large groups.
Formative and summative assessment, assessment of and for learning.
Constructive feedback, feed-forward.
Analysis of complex information, judgements and decision-making, challenges for professional education.
Developing professional supervisory relationships.
Professional codes/educational standards, accountability
Leading and developing practice education, higher education and practice partnerships.
Maintaining and enhancing quality in educational practice.

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