DA7012 - Knowledge for Advanced Clinical Practice (Apprenticeship End Point Assessment)

What will I learn on this module?

The purpose of this module is to consolidate your previous learning and support you in your demonstration of the achievement of knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined in the National Standards for the Integrated Degree Apprenticeship for Advanced Clinical Practitioner at Level 7 in order to meet the end point assessment (EPA) requirements of the apprenticeship. To undertake this module you must meet the criteria to pass through a formal programme gateway that demonstrates readiness to undertake the EPA. Further details about the gateway criteria and EPA can be found by visiting the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Integrated degree) website.

When you study this Masters programme as an apprenticeship, in addition to your degree grade you will be awarded an apprenticeship grade. The apprenticeship grade range includes fail, pass, merit and distinction and this module will provide you with your apprenticeship grade. You can find more information about the apprenticeship grade via the link above.



If you are studying for a specialist named award, you will be expected to demonstrate that you meet the knowledge, skills and behaviours of an advanced clinical practitioner working in the nationally recognised standard associated with that award. Please refer to the programme specification document for more information about specialist named awards.

How will I learn on this module?

Once transition through gateway is confirmed, you will progress to this EPA module where there will be no taught contact and you will be considered ‘off programme’. The decision will be made by your employer in collaboration with the university about whether you are ready to progress to EPA.



Once off programme, you will undertake self-directed study to prepare for the two-component assessment of the EPA that allows you to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the advanced clinical practitioner apprenticeship standard (see link above).

How will I be supported academically on this module?

There is no taught contact time allowed once you progress to this module.



As an apprentice, the duration of your programme will be preparing you for this end point. The allocated seminar time for this module will be spread across your programme, and will be completed prior to starting the module. This is because preparation for your EPA must be independent. The seminars will help you to understand the requirements of the EPA, thus helping you to prepare for it. This programme long support will be provided by the programme lead, your module leads, your personal tutor and your clinical supervisor via classroom sessions, tripartite support meetings and clinical practice supervision.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the module you will have



Utilise relevant philosophical and theoretical underpinnings to meet the requirements of the national standards for Integrated Degree Apprenticeship for Advanced Clinical Practitioner at Level 7



Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

By the end of the module you will have



Demonstrate the ability to collaborate and negotiate with service users (where appropriate), stakeholders and colleagues and take into account multiple perspectives when planning change.

Produce a project report which critically analyses and reflects on the complex processes of implementing change in the real world of practice.

Construct and plan a practice change / initiative.



Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

By the end of the module you will have



Demonstrate your ability to be self-aware and reflexive practitioner when working in your advanced practice role.

How will I be assessed?

Formative:

Continuous formative feedback on your progress will be offered throughout your programme of study

MLO’s 1,2,3,4,5



Summative:

Part 1 – 50% of your apprenticeship grade



Apprentices will sit an unseen open book examination of 2 hours duration under invigilated examination conditions. The examination will assess the knowledge, skills and behaviours for Advanced Clinical Practice identified for assessment in the examination



Part 2 – 50% of your apprenticeship



This is a synoptic assessment with two elements that demonstrates the Apprentice’s integration of the knowledge, skills and behaviours across the Advanced Clinical Practitioner standard. The presentation of practice assessment comprises:



Element 1 - a 1500 word clinical practice change report which includes the outline of an evidence based background and proposed clinical practice change related to the Apprentices area of clinical practice.

Element 2 - a 25 minute presentation followed by 10 minutes questions for the panel to gain clarification on any aspect of the presentation or the clinical practice change report. The purpose of the presentation is to draw upon the clinical practice change report report and to discuss the implementation of the development in practice.



Feedback for both parts of this assessment will be electronic via the eLearning portal.

Pre-requisite(s)

DA7011 Health History and Examination DA7007 Life Science for Advanced Clinical Practitioners

DA7013 Service Improvement and Research Methods in

Co-requisite(s)

none

Module abstract

The module focuses on you as an individual and aims to enable you to fulfil the requirements of the EPA. The module is built around a number of individual and group learning activities that are delivered throughout your programme to help you to identify how the ACP programme modules map into the National Standards for the Integrated Degree Apprenticeship for Advanced Clinical Practitioner at Level 7, and support your achievement of the EPA.

Prior to your EPA module you will be encouraged to attend support seminars where you will have opportunity to share and discuss your plans, your challenges and your successes in way that offers support to you, and your peers. This sharing of understanding and experiences will form an integral part of your learning, particularly for the way networks can be developed and sustained as a personal and professional support mechanism.



When you study this Masters programme as an apprenticeship, in addition to your degree grade you will be awarded an apprenticeship grade. The apprenticeship grade range includes fail, pass, merit and distinction and this module will provide you with your apprenticeship grade.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 3 Years Part Time

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start March 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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