HS7205: Advancing Practice (Community and Primary Care Practice)

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HS7205: Advancing Practice (Community and Primary Care Practice)

Module Title Advancing Practice (Community and Primary Care Practice)
Module Code HS7205
Module Tutor Sue Chilton
School School of Health & Social Care
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module provides a vehicle for students working in community or primary care settings to develop and advance their theoretical knowledge and skills, specific to their area of practice. It aims to develop a deep understanding and further consolidate practice knowledge to enable students to:

  • Have a deep and systematic understanding of the knowledge base within their specialised field and its interrelationships with other relevant disciplines related to their area of practice
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current theoretical and methodological approaches and how these affect the way the knowledge base is interpreted
  • Operate in a complex and unpredictable context and/or specialist contexts, requiring selection and application of a wide range of advanced techniques and information sources
  • Uses personal reflection to analyse self and own actions, making connections between known and unknown areas to allow for adaptation using feedback from service users and colleagues to analyses their own capabilities, appraise alternative approaches to care and implement appropriate evidence based actions
  • Take a lead in promoting integrated working within their area of practice

The module aims to enable the practitioner to demonstrate their ability to apply their practice knowledge to deliver high quality care to a level required of an advanced practitioner. It also aims to enable the student to begin to prepare for senior roles through gaining an in-depth knowledge of their practice area.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will examine and facilitate the student working in the community or primary care setting to:

  • Autonomously adapt their performance to meet the requirements of advanced practice within their area of practice
  • Incorporate a critical ethical dimension to their practice to manage the impact of key local and national policy and its influence on their area of practice
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of current knowledge of the subject matter in their area of practice.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following generic learning outcomes:

  1. Incorporates a critical ethical dimension to their practice, managing the implications of ethical dilemmas arising from changing key local, and national policy relevant to their area of practice in the community and primary care setting (TPA)
  2. Has a deep and systematic understanding of advanced practice within the community and primary care settings and its interrelationship with other relevant care provision (TPA)
  3. Demonstrates an understanding of current theoretical and methodological approaches and how these affect the way the knowledge base is interpreted and applied within community and primary care settings (TPA)
  4. Operate in complex and unpredictable and/or specialised contexts, requiring selection and application from a wide range of advanced techniques and information sources (TP)
  5. Use their knowledge base to lead, apply and evaluate care to improve quality of patient experience in community and primary care settings (TPA)
  6. Work effectively as an advanced practitioner and lead integrated working within the workplace (TP)
  7. Use personal reflection to analyse self and own actions, making connections between known and unknown areas to allow for adaptation using feedback from service users and colleagues to analyses their own capabilities, appraise alternative approaches to care in community and primary care settings and implement appropriate evidence based actions (TPA)

In addition to the five generic outcomes above students will develop a learning contract with either their line manager or mentor that is agreed by the lecturer. It will be based around four out of six of the above, which develops the specific application within the students’ area of healthcare practice.
T=Taught P=Practiced A= Assessed.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 20
Independent Learning Hours: 100
Scheduled Hours on Placement: 30
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 4000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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