Pre-requisites: Basic computer skills necessary as course taught via the internet

Aims/Description: This module examines the accepted dominant tradition which sees rational, explicit and articulate understanding as the core ingredient in informing professional knowledge and practice to allow the intricacies and complexities of professional work to be better understood. What is seen to be fundamental to the development of the reflective practitioner is the gaining of personal and professional insights through the critical analysis of, and challenge to, the practitioner's own work, which, in consequence, empowers them to seek different solutions to practice problems.

Restrictions on availability: NURT52 M.Mid and NURT55

Staff Contact: Lisa Bell
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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