Developing Expertise in a Focussed Area of Practice (NR3178)
This module offers health professionals a work-based approach to their developing clinical expertise by furthering their knowledge of the care and management of patients within their focussed area of clinical practice. Such areas include cancer, cardiac, critical care, haematology, nephrology, neurosciences, orthopaedic and trauma, rehabilitation in primary, secondary or tertiary care settings. This module supersedes the traditional 'speciality' specific modules which in contemporary and future healthcare could limit clinical transferability and impede flexible career pathways.
The module, delivered part time over a twelve weeks at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, consists of 4 core study days plus 2 workshops study days which can be selected from a menu. This, coupled with the development of a clinical portfolio based upon personal objectives written in line with the module outcomes, allows for flexible learning outcomes which will enable the practitioner to expand their knowledge relevant to their work place. There is therefore opportunity to link the module outcomes with specific competencies required within a practitioner's field of practice or National Workforce Competencies (NWC) and National Occupational Standards (NOS). This means the module can accommodate a diverse multi disciplinary range of health professionals in shared learning.
The teaching faculty consists of lecturers, associate lecturers, experienced clinicians and, where appropriate, service users. An academic lead with relevant subject/field knowledge will be allocated to assist the student. In addition the student will be asked to identify a suitable health care professional working within the focussed area to support their learning in clinical practice.
Module Dates 2014-2015:
13 27 January 2015; 10 24 February; 10 24 March; 7 April
5,000 word clinical portfolio