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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 Leadership and Management 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 (Leadership and Management). 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 leadership and management 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 2023

Fee Information

Module Information

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.

AC6662 -

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Long Term Conditions (Optional,20 Credits)

You will learn about the use of ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Long Term Conditions (LTCs)’ as a possible treatment strategy in Monitoring and Management of LTCs. As you explore the evidence base and key components of CBT you will develop theoretical knowledge and an understanding of the benefits of adopting this technique with your service users. Topics include:
• Long Term Conditions and Mental Health
• Why CBT - an introduction to using CBT with service users who have physical health conditions
• CBT for Anxiety and Panic
• CBT for Depression
• Therapeutic assessment skills – a central component in CBT
• Using guided discovery
• Formulation – a framework for solving problems
• Treatment goals and treatment strategies – tailored to target the psychological aspects of physical disease

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AC6676 -

Applying Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) in Practice PBS (Optional,20 Credits)

This module enables you to develop the knowledge, skills and values required to lead the process of functional behavioural assessment and develop, implement and evaluate a behaviour support plan (BSP) to support the specific needs of an individual with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges. It includes learning activities related to functional behaviour assessment, an analysis of the social and physical environment as well as mediator analysis to understand the context for the behaviour and implementation of the plan.

You will develop skills in gathering appropriate history, establishing clear descriptions of behaviour and obtaining information about factors that may contribute to challenging behaviour e.g. communication, level of social, cognitive, emotional skills/abilities and mental illness. You will utilise a range of assessment strategies and measures/tools e.g., checklists, questionnaires, interviews, observation and evaluate their respective validity and reliability. You will interpret this data and use the 4-term contingency to generate a formulation as to the function of the challenging behaviour.

This module will enable you to lead the development and implementation of a BSP with a range of strategies designed to improve an individual’s quality of life and reduce the likelihood of behaviour that challenges. You will learn how to monitor/review the effectiveness of a BSP and address attitudinal, individual and environmental barriers to its successful implementation.

As well as enabling you to meet the requirements of a Northumbria Award it will also enable you to demonstrate behaviour specialist/supervisor/manager competencies of The PBS Coalition Competence Framework (2015) nationally recognised as best practice in this field.

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AC6678 -

Principles of Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) (Optional,20 Credits)

This module enables you to develop the knowledge, skills and values required to understand the Principles of the Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) approach to support someone with autism/a learning disability who displays behaviour that challenges. It enables you to meet the requirements of a Northumbria Award and evidence relevant competencies identified in the PBS Coalition Competence Framework (2015) nationally recognised as best practice.
The module helps you to critically analyse the meaning and impact of Learning Disability and Autism, the causes of challenging behaviour and the use of a functional approach to understanding behaviour as a key concept of positive behavioural support. You will explore and critique the theory and context of PBS as a way of improving quality of life and reducing behaviour that challenges. You will develop your understanding of the importance of values-based support for people with a learning disability which acknowledges them as individuals, ensures choice and participation in their own lives and treats them with dignity and respect. You will analyse the factors affecting behaviour to identify why someone may display behaviours that challenge and understand the purpose and development process of behaviour support plans (BSP) to improve quality of life and ensure the least restrictive support strategies are used. The module helps you appreciate the importance of working together with the person, their family and other workers to assess, plan and develop behaviour support plans, understand your own role and contribution to the process and how to support the person and each other.

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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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AC6700 -

Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Adults (Optional,20 Credits)

In this module, you will gain knowledge and understanding of the prevention and management of both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, the complications that may occur and the effect on the patient and family. You will also develop a critical insight into the role of practice and service structures in detecting and managing diabetes and preventing or postponing complications. Topics will include; diagnosis, treatment and management of Diabetes Mellitus, risk factors and lifestyle interventions, foot care, screening for complications, emerging research and technologies and the mental health impact of living with this long term condition.
You will learn the value and application of comprehensive assessment, investigations and effective management of patients with or at risk of Diabetes Mellitus according to national standards within the context of the quality outcome framework.

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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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AC6711 -

Children and Young People's History Taking and Physical Assessment (Optional,20 Credits)

The overall aim of the module aims to develop knowledge and skills for undertaking a comprehensive health history and physical assessment in Children and Young people. It is aimed at those practitioners who undertake these skills as part of their role and are able to perform in practice. In order to ensure safe patient care, students will be engaged in practical skills and knowledge development which includes patient-practitioner communication, health history elicitation, and clinical examination of physical systems, symptom recognition, and patient management. 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 and apply health promotion and safety netting to those children who do not need any form of treatment. 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.

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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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AC6713 -

Foundations Paediatric Intensive Care (Optional,20 Credits)

The module is solely for professional staff working in the clinical area of paediatric intensive care. This module is delivered in practice to form part of a staff induction, preceptorship or an agreed development package The module enables the development of knowledge and skills in the care of a child or young person requiring intensive care. It is delivered in conjunction with the completion of clinical competencies as part of the induction/preceptorship/development period in the student’s workplace. Emphasis is placed on accurate holistic and family assessment together with the subsequent development and implementation of the appropriate management plans in order to provide efficient and effective therapeutic care interventions. Working with the Multi Professional Team (MPT) to ensure high quality care is a core underpinning of this module.

The summative assessment for the module will be through the submission of a portfolio of evidence, which includes a 2500 word reflective commentary, and evidence of clinical competence. Both parts of the assessment must be successfully achieved in order to gain academic accreditation. Formative feedback on progress will be via a designated mentor and / clinical educator. Summative feedback will be provided by written comments

Core concepts
• Critical illness Pathways
• The infant and Childs airway (Children are different)
• Maintaining the airway
• Intubation
• Non-invasive and invasive respiratory support
• Non-invasive and invasive monitoring
• Supporting the circulation
• Multi organ failure
• Assessment and care planning
• Management of Pain
• Management of sedation
• Family support
• Communication in PICU
• Care planning
• Evaluation of care

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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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AC6730 -

Understanding Common Presentations in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Optional,20 Credits)

National and International statistics identify that the prevalence of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) disorders is approximately 12.5%. Developing a multi-agency strategy for child and adolescent mental health skills development across all children’s agencies is one of the central aims of all historical and contemporary children’s policy frameworks including “Every Child Matters”, the National Service Framework (NSF) for Adult Mental Health and for Children (more recently the Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP- IAPT) and currently the publication of Future in Mind (2015) and Five Year Forward (2016) continue this direction of travel.

This module aims to provide practitioners with a critical understanding of the common emotional, behavioural and mental health issues experienced by children, young people and their families. The module may consolidate current knowledge and introduce new learning and create a discourse between theory, practice and government policy that inform service provision. The following themes will inform the content of the module:

• Social construction and deconstruction of definitions of emotional problems, behavioural problems and disorders
• Risk and Protective factors at individual, family and community level
• Working with individuals and communities to promoting resilience and maintain mental health
• Identification, critical analysis, understanding of a range of emotional, behavioural, and social problems which can arise in childhood, including attention deficit disorder and conduct disorder; anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, pervasive developmental disorders / Autism and Aspergers Syndrome, eating problems, substance misuse
• Ethical issues: anti-oppressive practice, confidentiality, and informed consent whilst being cognisant of the Legal Framework: Children Act, Mental Health Act, Child Protection, Crime and disorder Act

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AC6731 -

Skills for Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Optional,20 Credits)

This module adopts a developmental and systemic approach to understanding Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) and the recommended interventions for range of emotional and behavioural problems which can arise in childhood and adolescence. The module will support professionals, who work directly or indirectly with children and their families to critically understand and promote social, emotional, cognitive, behavioural and family development. It will also support professionals, to work in collaboration with children, families and in partnership with other professionals and agencies in order to provide effective care for children at different stages in their development. The module is complementary to the modules AC6729 Prevention & Early Intervention in Child and Adolescent Mental Health & AC6730 Understanding Common Presenting Problems in Child and Adolescent Mental Health..

National and International statistics identify that the prevalence of CAMH disorders is 12.5%. Developing a multi-agency strategy for child and adolescent mental health skills development across all children’s agencies is one of the central aims of all contemporary children’s policy frameworks in particular Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP- IAPT) and the governments paper on Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision. The following will form the content of the module.

• Provide learners/practitioners with a critical understanding of evidenced based psychotherapeutic interventions with children, young people and their families Assessment and Clinical Formulation in CAMHS.
• Systemic and family intervention with children young people and families.
• Solution Focussed and Narrative Approaches
• Cognitive Behavioural Approaches with Children and Young People
• Play Therapy with Children and Young People
• Ethical issues: anti-oppressive practice, confidentiality, and informed consent underpin the module content and the context of practice.

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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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AC6753 -

Inter-professional Collaboration, Support, and Supervision for Perioperative Practice (Optional,20 Credits)

The inter-professional collaboration, support and supervision module has been designed to offer a forum for students to engage with discussion and topical debate related to the perioperative environment. Due to having numerous professional, statutory regulatory bodies (PSRB) within this environment, the interactions are often complex and multi-faceted. This module is designed to define the PSRBs seen within the perioperative environment and identify the common metrics which indicate performance, whilst also identifying some of the more challenging elements of effective interprofessional working.

Some of the theoretical topics which will be discussed within this module are ergonomics, human factors, patient safety, professional socialisation and clinical supervision. Through discussion of these topics, within a perioperative context, there will be an opportunity to engage with debate and identify the principles of education and support within the operating theatre. The pillar which this module aligns to is the education pillar, so the primary focus of this module will be support and supervision, overlaid to the defined PSRBs.

Through discussion of key educational and developmental documentation, for example Northumbria University North-East Practice Assessment Document (NEPAD), Health and Care Professions Council Professional Declaration and Nursing and Midwifery Council Revalidation, you will be able to engage with iterative analysis of your own role in the support and supervision of students and qualified staff. The inclusion of these documents and processes will allow tangible progress to be made in relation to the summative assessment, which will require a critical analysis of the key topic literature.

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AC6755 -

Genomics, Pathology and Complexities of Care (Optional,20 Credits)

The genomics, pathology and complexities of care module will engage with both historical and contemporary debates around the care of patients with both common and less common pathologies. This module will aim to explore human cellular function, identifying the role genes play in both typical physiological function and atypical physiological processes. Through exploration of cellular function, you will be guided through directed study of the human body systems, which will allow a structured approach to learning. Your learning will be guided towards pathologies which are commonly seen in the UK population, but you will also be given the opportunity to discuss those which occur less frequently.

A group of specialist lecturers will identify and prepare topics within this module will be primarily focussed around the perioperative environment, allowing some in depth discussion to take place around the identified pathologies. The chosen pathological topics will aim to catalyse debate of the complexities associated to the disease process in question, and the current treatment regime. This will allow a critical analysis of international, national and local guidelines, while offering the opportunity to identify areas for further learning activity. Your teaching team will work closely with you to identify topics of personal or professional interest which can then be focussed towards your summative assessment.

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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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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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AC6763 -

Fundamentals of research methods (Optional,20 Credits)

In this module you will develop a comprehensive understanding and application of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research methods. 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 apply appropriate research methods to undertake empirical investigation. This will include knowledge regarding obtaining a research sample, collecting data, analysing and interpreting data, and reporting findings. The content of this module is supported by the previous research module ‘Preparation and understanding of research methodology’. This module develops the learning undertaken in the module ‘fundamentals of research methodology’

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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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MW0629 -

Neonatal Intensive care (Optional,30 Credits)

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the infant and family requiring Neonatal Intensive care. You will understand complicated altered physiology that leads to the need for intensive support and physiological care of the infant. You will learn the importance of a collaborative approach to family centred care and how the needs of the infant and family are essential to Neonatal intensive practice.
You will understand the complexities of caring for a child requiring intensive care in relation to nutrition, hydration, pain management, infection prevention, resuscitation, palliative care, discharge and transfer to neighbouring units or home. The module builds on the subject matter covered in the specialist and high dependency module. The subject matter may appear similar; however, the focus is very different when considering intensive care, as opposed to specialist and high dependency.

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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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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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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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Modules

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

AC6662 -

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Long Term Conditions (Optional,20 Credits)

You will learn about the use of ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Long Term Conditions (LTCs)’ as a possible treatment strategy in Monitoring and Management of LTCs. As you explore the evidence base and key components of CBT you will develop theoretical knowledge and an understanding of the benefits of adopting this technique with your service users. Topics include:
• Long Term Conditions and Mental Health
• Why CBT - an introduction to using CBT with service users who have physical health conditions
• CBT for Anxiety and Panic
• CBT for Depression
• Therapeutic assessment skills – a central component in CBT
• Using guided discovery
• Formulation – a framework for solving problems
• Treatment goals and treatment strategies – tailored to target the psychological aspects of physical disease

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AC6676 -

Applying Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) in Practice PBS (Optional,20 Credits)

This module enables you to develop the knowledge, skills and values required to lead the process of functional behavioural assessment and develop, implement and evaluate a behaviour support plan (BSP) to support the specific needs of an individual with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges. It includes learning activities related to functional behaviour assessment, an analysis of the social and physical environment as well as mediator analysis to understand the context for the behaviour and implementation of the plan.

You will develop skills in gathering appropriate history, establishing clear descriptions of behaviour and obtaining information about factors that may contribute to challenging behaviour e.g. communication, level of social, cognitive, emotional skills/abilities and mental illness. You will utilise a range of assessment strategies and measures/tools e.g., checklists, questionnaires, interviews, observation and evaluate their respective validity and reliability. You will interpret this data and use the 4-term contingency to generate a formulation as to the function of the challenging behaviour.

This module will enable you to lead the development and implementation of a BSP with a range of strategies designed to improve an individual’s quality of life and reduce the likelihood of behaviour that challenges. You will learn how to monitor/review the effectiveness of a BSP and address attitudinal, individual and environmental barriers to its successful implementation.

As well as enabling you to meet the requirements of a Northumbria Award it will also enable you to demonstrate behaviour specialist/supervisor/manager competencies of The PBS Coalition Competence Framework (2015) nationally recognised as best practice in this field.

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AC6678 -

Principles of Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) (Optional,20 Credits)

This module enables you to develop the knowledge, skills and values required to understand the Principles of the Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) approach to support someone with autism/a learning disability who displays behaviour that challenges. It enables you to meet the requirements of a Northumbria Award and evidence relevant competencies identified in the PBS Coalition Competence Framework (2015) nationally recognised as best practice.
The module helps you to critically analyse the meaning and impact of Learning Disability and Autism, the causes of challenging behaviour and the use of a functional approach to understanding behaviour as a key concept of positive behavioural support. You will explore and critique the theory and context of PBS as a way of improving quality of life and reducing behaviour that challenges. You will develop your understanding of the importance of values-based support for people with a learning disability which acknowledges them as individuals, ensures choice and participation in their own lives and treats them with dignity and respect. You will analyse the factors affecting behaviour to identify why someone may display behaviours that challenge and understand the purpose and development process of behaviour support plans (BSP) to improve quality of life and ensure the least restrictive support strategies are used. The module helps you appreciate the importance of working together with the person, their family and other workers to assess, plan and develop behaviour support plans, understand your own role and contribution to the process and how to support the person and each other.

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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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AC6700 -

Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Adults (Optional,20 Credits)

In this module, you will gain knowledge and understanding of the prevention and management of both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, the complications that may occur and the effect on the patient and family. You will also develop a critical insight into the role of practice and service structures in detecting and managing diabetes and preventing or postponing complications. Topics will include; diagnosis, treatment and management of Diabetes Mellitus, risk factors and lifestyle interventions, foot care, screening for complications, emerging research and technologies and the mental health impact of living with this long term condition.
You will learn the value and application of comprehensive assessment, investigations and effective management of patients with or at risk of Diabetes Mellitus according to national standards within the context of the quality outcome framework.

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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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AC6711 -

Children and Young People's History Taking and Physical Assessment (Optional,20 Credits)

The overall aim of the module aims to develop knowledge and skills for undertaking a comprehensive health history and physical assessment in Children and Young people. It is aimed at those practitioners who undertake these skills as part of their role and are able to perform in practice. In order to ensure safe patient care, students will be engaged in practical skills and knowledge development which includes patient-practitioner communication, health history elicitation, and clinical examination of physical systems, symptom recognition, and patient management. 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 and apply health promotion and safety netting to those children who do not need any form of treatment. 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.

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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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AC6713 -

Foundations Paediatric Intensive Care (Optional,20 Credits)

The module is solely for professional staff working in the clinical area of paediatric intensive care. This module is delivered in practice to form part of a staff induction, preceptorship or an agreed development package The module enables the development of knowledge and skills in the care of a child or young person requiring intensive care. It is delivered in conjunction with the completion of clinical competencies as part of the induction/preceptorship/development period in the student’s workplace. Emphasis is placed on accurate holistic and family assessment together with the subsequent development and implementation of the appropriate management plans in order to provide efficient and effective therapeutic care interventions. Working with the Multi Professional Team (MPT) to ensure high quality care is a core underpinning of this module.

The summative assessment for the module will be through the submission of a portfolio of evidence, which includes a 2500 word reflective commentary, and evidence of clinical competence. Both parts of the assessment must be successfully achieved in order to gain academic accreditation. Formative feedback on progress will be via a designated mentor and / clinical educator. Summative feedback will be provided by written comments

Core concepts
• Critical illness Pathways
• The infant and Childs airway (Children are different)
• Maintaining the airway
• Intubation
• Non-invasive and invasive respiratory support
• Non-invasive and invasive monitoring
• Supporting the circulation
• Multi organ failure
• Assessment and care planning
• Management of Pain
• Management of sedation
• Family support
• Communication in PICU
• Care planning
• Evaluation of care

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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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AC6730 -

Understanding Common Presentations in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Optional,20 Credits)

National and International statistics identify that the prevalence of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) disorders is approximately 12.5%. Developing a multi-agency strategy for child and adolescent mental health skills development across all children’s agencies is one of the central aims of all historical and contemporary children’s policy frameworks including “Every Child Matters”, the National Service Framework (NSF) for Adult Mental Health and for Children (more recently the Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP- IAPT) and currently the publication of Future in Mind (2015) and Five Year Forward (2016) continue this direction of travel.

This module aims to provide practitioners with a critical understanding of the common emotional, behavioural and mental health issues experienced by children, young people and their families. The module may consolidate current knowledge and introduce new learning and create a discourse between theory, practice and government policy that inform service provision. The following themes will inform the content of the module:

• Social construction and deconstruction of definitions of emotional problems, behavioural problems and disorders
• Risk and Protective factors at individual, family and community level
• Working with individuals and communities to promoting resilience and maintain mental health
• Identification, critical analysis, understanding of a range of emotional, behavioural, and social problems which can arise in childhood, including attention deficit disorder and conduct disorder; anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, pervasive developmental disorders / Autism and Aspergers Syndrome, eating problems, substance misuse
• Ethical issues: anti-oppressive practice, confidentiality, and informed consent whilst being cognisant of the Legal Framework: Children Act, Mental Health Act, Child Protection, Crime and disorder Act

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AC6731 -

Skills for Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Optional,20 Credits)

This module adopts a developmental and systemic approach to understanding Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) and the recommended interventions for range of emotional and behavioural problems which can arise in childhood and adolescence. The module will support professionals, who work directly or indirectly with children and their families to critically understand and promote social, emotional, cognitive, behavioural and family development. It will also support professionals, to work in collaboration with children, families and in partnership with other professionals and agencies in order to provide effective care for children at different stages in their development. The module is complementary to the modules AC6729 Prevention & Early Intervention in Child and Adolescent Mental Health & AC6730 Understanding Common Presenting Problems in Child and Adolescent Mental Health..

National and International statistics identify that the prevalence of CAMH disorders is 12.5%. Developing a multi-agency strategy for child and adolescent mental health skills development across all children’s agencies is one of the central aims of all contemporary children’s policy frameworks in particular Children and Young Peoples Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP- IAPT) and the governments paper on Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision. The following will form the content of the module.

• Provide learners/practitioners with a critical understanding of evidenced based psychotherapeutic interventions with children, young people and their families Assessment and Clinical Formulation in CAMHS.
• Systemic and family intervention with children young people and families.
• Solution Focussed and Narrative Approaches
• Cognitive Behavioural Approaches with Children and Young People
• Play Therapy with Children and Young People
• Ethical issues: anti-oppressive practice, confidentiality, and informed consent underpin the module content and the context of practice.

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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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AC6753 -

Inter-professional Collaboration, Support, and Supervision for Perioperative Practice (Optional,20 Credits)

The inter-professional collaboration, support and supervision module has been designed to offer a forum for students to engage with discussion and topical debate related to the perioperative environment. Due to having numerous professional, statutory regulatory bodies (PSRB) within this environment, the interactions are often complex and multi-faceted. This module is designed to define the PSRBs seen within the perioperative environment and identify the common metrics which indicate performance, whilst also identifying some of the more challenging elements of effective interprofessional working.

Some of the theoretical topics which will be discussed within this module are ergonomics, human factors, patient safety, professional socialisation and clinical supervision. Through discussion of these topics, within a perioperative context, there will be an opportunity to engage with debate and identify the principles of education and support within the operating theatre. The pillar which this module aligns to is the education pillar, so the primary focus of this module will be support and supervision, overlaid to the defined PSRBs.

Through discussion of key educational and developmental documentation, for example Northumbria University North-East Practice Assessment Document (NEPAD), Health and Care Professions Council Professional Declaration and Nursing and Midwifery Council Revalidation, you will be able to engage with iterative analysis of your own role in the support and supervision of students and qualified staff. The inclusion of these documents and processes will allow tangible progress to be made in relation to the summative assessment, which will require a critical analysis of the key topic literature.

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AC6755 -

Genomics, Pathology and Complexities of Care (Optional,20 Credits)

The genomics, pathology and complexities of care module will engage with both historical and contemporary debates around the care of patients with both common and less common pathologies. This module will aim to explore human cellular function, identifying the role genes play in both typical physiological function and atypical physiological processes. Through exploration of cellular function, you will be guided through directed study of the human body systems, which will allow a structured approach to learning. Your learning will be guided towards pathologies which are commonly seen in the UK population, but you will also be given the opportunity to discuss those which occur less frequently.

A group of specialist lecturers will identify and prepare topics within this module will be primarily focussed around the perioperative environment, allowing some in depth discussion to take place around the identified pathologies. The chosen pathological topics will aim to catalyse debate of the complexities associated to the disease process in question, and the current treatment regime. This will allow a critical analysis of international, national and local guidelines, while offering the opportunity to identify areas for further learning activity. Your teaching team will work closely with you to identify topics of personal or professional interest which can then be focussed towards your summative assessment.

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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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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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AC6763 -

Fundamentals of research methods (Optional,20 Credits)

In this module you will develop a comprehensive understanding and application of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research methods. 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 apply appropriate research methods to undertake empirical investigation. This will include knowledge regarding obtaining a research sample, collecting data, analysing and interpreting data, and reporting findings. The content of this module is supported by the previous research module ‘Preparation and understanding of research methodology’. This module develops the learning undertaken in the module ‘fundamentals of research methodology’

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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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MW0629 -

Neonatal Intensive care (Optional,30 Credits)

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the infant and family requiring Neonatal Intensive care. You will understand complicated altered physiology that leads to the need for intensive support and physiological care of the infant. You will learn the importance of a collaborative approach to family centred care and how the needs of the infant and family are essential to Neonatal intensive practice.
You will understand the complexities of caring for a child requiring intensive care in relation to nutrition, hydration, pain management, infection prevention, resuscitation, palliative care, discharge and transfer to neighbouring units or home. The module builds on the subject matter covered in the specialist and high dependency module. The subject matter may appear similar; however, the focus is very different when considering intensive care, as opposed to specialist and high dependency.

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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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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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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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