Pre-requisites: Evidence of ability to study at post graduate level. Must be currently working a paediatric clinical area.

Aims/Description: Work-based learning (WBL) combines the best of academic and practice learning. It is defined as `learning for work, at work and through work┐ emphasising that professional knowledge is acquired in the workplace. Using this WBL approach, this module provides trainess with a framework to explore and identify issues in specialist practice whilst critically reflecting on their development. In partnership with clinical supervisors and academic staff, trainees will develop competence in bespoke skills which are relevant to their area of specialist practice. The assessment will include submission of a bespoke skills including a plan on how these will be achieved throughout the duration of the programme and a health assessment. This will consist of ten assessed cases on a variety of presentations from clinical practice. Trainees will also complete a 1500 word reflection on their developing advanced practice role..

Staff Contact: Lisa Bell
Teaching Methods: 1. Lectures ┐ these will be provided by academics and practitioners from the multi-disciplinary team within the area of specialist health care. These will additionally help to prepare students for independent learning (LO 1-3) 2. Seminars ┐ these will give students the opportunity to participate in group discussions and reflective sessions enabling the sharing of professional experiences (LO 2,3) 3. Tutorials ┐ will facilitate discussions on their own development and reflection on practice (LO 1-3) 4. Supervised clinical activity - will give students an opportunity to evidence their developing specialist skills (LO 1,2,3) 5. Independent learning - enabling students to develop their knowledge and skills commensurate with their advanced practice role (L1,2)
Assessment: Course work

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