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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: NUR3058 Module Title: VALUING WORK-BASED LEARNING
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: NUR3058
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: COLLIETY P Dr (HSC)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability
Semester 2
Assessment Pattern
The student will be expected to produce a workbased learning project plan and critically evaluate the project and produce an action plan which outlines any developments or necessary changes. The project and the critical evaluation should demonstrate attainment of the learning outcomes

Critically evaluate your work based learning project and produce an action plan which outlines any developments or necessary changes. (2,500 words)
Module Overview
Module Aims
This module has been designed to assist individuals, working within a trust, to develop work-based skills with the aim of delivering high quality, effective care.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the module, the student should be able to:

Subject knowledge and understanding
• Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of care, practice and management
• Discuss the complexities of team working
• Consider how best practice can be implemented and achieved through individual teams
• Analyse practice, based on clinical and training needs.

Cognitive skills
• Critically explore care utilising a range of techniques
• Explore strategies for managing care
• Evaluate and extend knowledge in leadership, professional and organisational roles
• Develop a change management framework that can be supported through team working
• Reflect on personal strengths and design a development pathway

Practical skills
• Construct and implement an action plan to deliver best practice
• Implement and deliver work-based specific care based on practice
• Recognise and plan interventions appropriate for patients care
• Effectively problem solve, through sound judgments and decision making
• Work effectively within a multi-professional team, building communication and support networks.

Key / transferable skills
• Act professionally within a multi professional team
• Analyse care and develop new approaches
• Empower self and others to develop work-based skills
• Manage change effectively
• Critically analyse practice through reflective skills.

Module Content
The focus of the module is to explore the professional, personal and organisational complexities of delivering care. The student will be enabled to critically review existing care delivered by the team incorporating service user perspectives, explore issues that relate to managing change and collaborative working within a multi-professional team and contextualise theoretical evidence based knowledge to the care of patients.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
This module will be delivered purely through work-based learning and:
• enquiry-based / action learning
• personal tutorials
• clinical supervision
• facilitation workshops
• group discussion
• supervised practice

These strategies will give all students the opportunity to experience a ‘blended learning’ approach, which will encourage the individual to extend and develop their approaches to learning and teaching. Review meetings will be held to see how the student’s development is progressing.

Selected Texts/Journals
Belbin, R. M (1993) Team roles at work Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann

Lewin K (1952). Field theory in social science : selected theoretical papers.London. Tavistock

McConnell, J. H. (2003) How to identify your organization's training needs [electronic resource] : a practical guide to needs analysis New York AMACOM

Specialist professional texts and journals according to the student’s chosen focus.
Last Updated
29TH JULY 2010