SCI07010 2016 Professional Practice in Health Care Science

General Details

Full Title
Professional Practice in Health Care Science
Transcript Title
Professional Practice
Code
SCI07010
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SCI - Science
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
Author(s)
James Brennan, Stephen Daly, Paul Walsh
Description

This module develops the core principles of professional practice in Healthcare and Biomedical Science. To develop best practice and concepts in the biomedical profession.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

K1 Explain the structure of the biomedical profession, hospital laboratory systems and laboratory management and the role of the laboratory in the overall healthcare provision.

K2 Recognise and assess important aspects of health and safety in biomedical practice.

K3 Identify and draw on the principles of biomedical and ethical procedures and processes.

K4 Discuss knowledge of a core biomedical topic in practice.

K5 Explain the role of quality in biomedical science.

K6 Critically review the entrepreneurial process within a service planning and provision context.

K7 Describe the HCPC Standards of Proficiency for Biomedical Scientists.

2.

INTELLECTUAL QUALITIES

I1 Categorise major disciplines in Biomedical Science.

I2 Engage in evaluation of the roles of a Biomedical Scientist and the need for Continued Professional Development (CPD).

I3 Critically evaluate the role of the Biomedical Scientist.

3.

PROFESSIONAL/PRACTICAL SKILLS

P1 Identify the key biomedical science disciplines and critically evaluate the associated scientific and professional literature.

P2 Explain the nature of key biomedical science disciplines.

P3 Discuss the role of the biomedical scientist in healthcare provision.

P4 Effectively use information technology.

P5 Explain the nature of the IBMS Certificate of Competence.

4.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

T1 Engage in independent learning.

T2 Problem-solve and engage in problem based learning.

T3 Communicate effectively in writing.

T4 Use information technology resources for learning.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS

Teaching will be in the form of lectures and independent learning. Lectures will provide students with detailed information on biomedical practice. In addition to lectures, independent learning will be required through the use of directed reading and students will be encouraged to broaden their knowledge by utilising a wide range of learning resources. The module will be delivered fully online.

Module Assessment Strategies

ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK

This module will be assessed for all learning outcomes by continuous assessment. Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Biomedical Scientist will be assessed by a Reflective Practice Portfolio.

 

Coursework: Reflective Practice Portfolio

Based on lecture material and outside reading. Feedback will be provided on the marked assessment. Reflective Practice Portfolio will contribute 100% of the module mark.

 

100% Coursework 0% Examination

Repeat Assessments

N/A

Indicative Syllabus

CONTENT

  • Biomedical Scientists, career planning, employment and PDP.
  • Laboratory management and the entrepreneurial process within a biomedical science service context.
  • HCPC Standards of Proficiency and IBMS certificate of competence.
  • Ethics, governance and professional conduct.
  • Reflective practice and Continued Professional Development (CPD).
  • Health and safety in the Pathology Laboratory.
  • Biomedical procedures and processes.
  • Core biomedical instrumentation, IT, data management and protection.
  • Quality assurance (QA) including good laboratory practice (GLP).
  • Good manufacturing practice (GMP) and laboratory statistics.
  • Point of Care Testing (POCT).

 

Content will be delivered in the context of the main Biomedical Science disciplines including Histopathology, Cytology, Haematology and Transfusion Science, Medical Microbiology and Clinical Chemistry.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Coursework Continuous Assessment Written Report 100 % Week 12 1,2,3,4
             
             

Distance Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Online Online Lectures 10 Weekly 10.00
Total Distance Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 10.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

READING LIST

Required

Pitt SJ and Cunningham JM. (2009) An introduction to Biomedical Science in Professional and Clinical Practice, Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell.

 

Recommended

Burnett D (2002) A Practical Guide to Accreditation in Laboratory Medicine, London, ACB Venture Publications.

 

Cook DJ (2006) Cellular Pathology: Biomedical Sciences Explained (2nd Edition), Oxford, Scion Publishing Ltd.

 

Hoffbrand VA, Pettit J and Moss P (2000) Essential Haematology, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell.

 

Mims (2001) Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (5th Edition), London, Academic Press.

 

Williams A (2000) Clinical Chemistry, London, Mosby.

 

Glencross H, Ahmed N and Wang Q. (2010) Biomedical Science Practice (Experimental and Professional Skills), Oxford, OUP.

 

Health and Care Professionals Council publications including: Standards of Education and Training, Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics, and Standards of Proficiency for Biomedical Scientists.

 

Students will also be directed to relevant up-to-date scientific literature.

URL Resources

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Other Resources

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Additional Information

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