OD0505 - Professional Issues in Operating Department Practice

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What will I learn on this module?

This module will provide you with the opportunity to reflect upon your own personal and professional levels of proficiency in the period of transition from student to registered practitioner, within the context of historical and contemporary professional operating department practice. Topics discussed will surround Professional Autonomy and Accountability, Professional Relationships, Human Factors and Clinical Practice. You will also be exposed to the principles of risk management and Service User safety in the specific context of the operating department environment.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through a combination of lectures, to introduce key theoretical principles, seminars skills, practical laboratory work and directed learning activities supported by innovative on line technologies which will be integral to the seminar sessions. You will also learn through enquiry-based, blended directed and independent learning and will include individual and group activities which will enable you to review and develop the skills required to be a registered practitioner delivering quality patient care. You will be directed to texts, articles and professional tools for evaluation to support and develop learning. Extensive use will be made of the University elearning Portal (elp) IT and innovative social media such as podcasts and video interviews to enable you to access and revisit materials, databases and other information as required.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Support will include feedback from tutors in class and guidance towards your summative assessment. You will also receive feedback from your mentor and guidance tutor in relation to practice learning. Written feedback on your summative assessment will be provided along with annotated scripts and individual criterion based feedback. Written feedback from your mentor will inform your ongoing record of achievement. In addition, tutors will respond to questions via the module’s discussion board on the eLP so that the whole group can benefit. The Learning Leaders initiative has been organised to enable peer support and learning within the ODP programme.

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:

MLO1 Draw upon historical and contemporary examples to critically analyse current professional issues within in the Operating Department environment.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

MLO2 Reflect upon personal and professional development and readiness to practice in relation to professional and employer expectations.
MLO3 Analyse and apply the principles of risk management and human factors on Service User safety, employing the scope and limitations of professional practice and legislation
MLO4 Recognise models of decision making, the management of self and the development of professional relationships and team working.

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

MLO5 Identify the parameters of professional practice and demonstrate accountability and appropriate response to unsafe practice in self or others.
MLO6 Appraise current leadership and change management theories in the context of their own sphere of practice.

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment – peers and tutor feedback in class and guidance towards the summative task. Feedback from mentors and Personal Tutor in relation to practice learning and completion of your PPDF.

Summative assessment will be a written reflection on a clinical experience focusing upon Human Factors and Service User safety in the specific context of the role of the operating department practitioner. You will utilise evidence from your PPDF to inform the reflection and illustrate readiness to practice. (3000 words). (Learning Outcomes 1–6)





Module abstract

This module aims to integrate theory, research and practice to enable you to develop leadership capacity, capability and decision making skills in order to lead change and challenge practice where appropriate. Upon undertaking the module, you will be given the opportunity to analyse influencing factors and processes ensuring Service User safety within the contemporary operating department environment. Furthermore; your reflection regarding your transition from student to registered practitioner will help to prepare you for practice and reinforce your characteristics as a Northumbria Graduate to increase your employability as a safe and competent practitioner. The module and learning materials have been designed and produced for online learning and we make extensive use of the Elp in order to facilitate blended learning.

Course info

UCAS Code B990

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 2 years full-time

Department Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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