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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: NURM070
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: MOORE CR Mrs (HSC)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability
Semester 1
Assessment Pattern
The student will be expected to produce a portfolio that contains a reflection identifying the focus of the award endorsement, their learning agreement specifying what is to be learned, how it will be learned and how it will be verified. Each chosen module will be critically explored to demonstrate how it is appropriate to the student’s own development. It will contain specific details regarding knowledge and skills to be acquired and how this will be accomplished, with dates, and how this evidence will be validated.

3000 words (100%)
Module Overview
Module Aims
This module is the planning module for the individually focused MSc Professional Practice (Negotiated Award). It focuses on your personal and professional development through a reflective and supportive approach and cumulates with the creation of individual aims and learning outcomes for your personally tailored programme.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module, the student should be able to:
Subject Knowledge and Understanding
• extend the individual’s knowledge regarding the concept of development
• understand how this can drive the personal and professional journey of discovery

Cognitive Skills
• critically appraise the literature regarding development to give a deeper understanding of the concept
• utilise reflexivity to develop

Practical Skills
• be creative when designing learning opportunities for self and others
• work independently but also in collaboration to achieve personal and team goals
• develop a personalized curriculum that is meaningful, realistic and achievable

Key/Transferable Skills
• utilise effective communication, to explore and reflect on personal strengths
• work collaboratively with colleagues to develop an inter-professional supportive network of development
Module Content
The focus of the module is personal and professional development with the exploration ranging from the philosophical nature of self, the concept of development, professional role, the nature of knowledge and the value of experience, leading on to self-assessment, reflexivity and deep learning.

Students will explore the focus of their study within their organisation and consider their journey of discovery and development.
Methods of Teaching/Learning

100 hours total student workload 

In order to demonstrate achievement of learning for each module within the programme, it is expected that student will attend all of the taught component. However, it is acknowledged that difficulties may arise preventing and individual’s attendance.
Therefore the minimum attendance required will be 80% of the taught component of each module. This includes allowing for Annual leave. Any absence should be discussed in advance, with module organiser. Any students failing to meet the attendance criteria for a module will be unable to submit their assessment.
Selected Texts/Journals
Required Reading:

Essential Text
Bond M, Holland S 1999 Skills of Clinical Supervision for Nurses Open University Press, Buckingham
Goodman B; Clemow R 2008 Nursing and working with other people Learning Matters, Exeter
Jarvis P 2006 Human Learning, Routledge & Palmer, London
Rolfe G; Freshwater D; Jasper M 2001 Critical Reflection for Nursing and the helping Professions Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan
Schon DA 1987 Educating the Reflective Practitioner Oxford, Jossey-Bass

Williamson G, Jenkinson T Proctor-Childs T 2008 Nursing in contemporary healthcare practice Learning Matters, Exeter

Recommended Text
Benner P 1984 From Novice to Expert California, Addison-Wesley
Clarke A 2004 E-Learning Skills Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
Moon J A 2000 Reflection in Learning & Professional Development. London: Kogan Page
Rose M, Best D (eds) 2005 Transforming Practice Through Clinical Education, Professional Supervision and Mentoring Elsevier, Edinburgh

Background Reading
Weinstein K 2001 Action Learning: a practical guide 2nd edn Gower Publishing Ltd London

Journal Titles:
British Journal of Nursing
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Journal of Community Nursing
Nursing Times
Technic – The Journal of Operating Department Practice
MIDIRS Midwifery Digest

Specialist professional journals according to the student’s chosen focus.

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