PSYG09017 2022 Professional Practice I
In this module students will be introduced to each discipline within the Clinical Measurement Profession and how their role fits in with other health and social care professionals. The module will introduce students to the area of professional Clinical Measurement Physiology and the associated disciplines together with enabling the students to understand the nature of the profession they are training for and the inherent professional standards.
The aim of this module is to prepare students for practice by gaining an understanding of professional issues, identities and roles. Learners will be introduced to the relevant quality, health and safety, ethical and legal issues involved in safe and effective healthcare delivery.
Through lectures, seminars, group work and practical experience students will gain relevant knowledge and skills for professional work in a collaborative context.
The module will introduce learners to advanced literature searching and research skills and emphasise skills for reflective learning.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Describe the role of Clinical Measurement Physiologists within the multidisciplinary (MD) team and within the Health and Social Care Professions (HSCP).
Recognise health & safety issues in a clinical setting and apply basic principles of risk management
Justify salient ethical principles and legal issues in clinical practice as a CMP
Justify the skills required of a patient-centred clinician and an effective team member
Apply research skills to the retrieval and critical appraisal of clinical literature
Engage in self-directed and reflective learning that promotes professional development
Teaching and Learning Strategies
TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
The module will use blended learning.
Lectures/workshops will provide information and facilitate discussion on the module topics.
The teaching and learning methods adopted will involve engagement and active self-directed learning by students. The principal methods will be group discussions around case study scenarios, individual & group practical or online tasks, peer learning, discussions and reflective exercises that will provide opportunities for students to develop appropriate information handling and professional skills.
The students will be expected to engage in online activities and to make use of supporting materials and exercises. While learning materials will be available via the University eLearning environment, students will also be expected to make effective use of external websites, as well as prior and current learning experience.
Students will be directed to read texts recommended in the required reading list, in addition to relevant core texts, journal articles and web-based material.
Guest lectures – from experienced practising clinical professionals / experts in each of the 5 disciplines and / or the professional body (IICMS) to encourage students to think widely about the various specialisms and the profession before the stage of choosing minors/majors.
Module Assessment Strategies
Assessment is 100% continuous assessment.
Online quizzes, short assessments will be used to assess relevant theoretical content.
Students will prepare a reflective log on their learning experience for assessment.
Timely assessment feedback will also be available in written format and students will be given the opportunity to discuss their feedback on submissions.
Students will be afforded the opportunity to repeat all/any element Failed at the first available opportunity.
- Roles & Responsibilities of the CMP
- Guidance for reflective learning
- Practice placement overview: structure and organisation of practice placement including supervision and roles and expectations of practice placement educators and students
- Self-management, time management and personal & professional development on placement.
- Case Study Preparation – guidance for placement
- Professional standards of behaviour & communication, professional responsibilities, and Code of Practice for HSCPs
- Continuous Professional Development and scholarship
- Professional Ethics & Legal Issues
- Health, Safety & Quality in Patient Care
- Research Methods - Applied literature searching and interpretation
- Issues related to ethical research
- Applying evidence-based guidelines – translation to clinical practice and clinical guidelines
- Interactive communication and team collaboration
- Personal Development Planning / Continuing Professional Development, ePortfolio compilation
- Reflective learning and becoming a reflective practitioner – how to create a reflective journal.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Online Theory Assessment||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||30 %||OnGoing||1,2,3|
|2||Reflective Learning Log / ePortfolio||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||40 %||Any||1,3,4,6|
|3||Research Project||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||30 %||Any||5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Lecture Theatre||Professional Practice I||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Professional Practice I||6||Weekly||6.00|
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Provision of selected training courses by external providers is a requirement for inclusion in practicals for this module.
An orientation in the hospital setting is recommended for inclusion with this module, to familiarise learners with the role and integration of the CMP within hospital structures and functions.