Continuing Professional Development

Developing Professional Practice

Overview

The details
Developing professional practice
HS611
30 credits
Level 6
09 October 2019
Colchester Campus, Southend Campus

Please note this module may have multiple start dates and may run in more than one location.  Visit our CPD page to  view our module calendar which indicates all start dates, course locations, application deadlines and more information about how the modules are assessed.

Are you an experienced health or social care professional looking for a reflective space to examine your practice? This module supports your critical reflection by providing a structured framework which will encourage, guide and deepen your reflective process.

You can take a deep dive into your practice through the analysis of a therapeutic or other intervention, an aspect or sequence of service delivery or the organisation of service delivery within a defined area.

This module will help you evaluate your current practice and reflect on your identity as a professional contributing to greater self-awareness and understanding which will contribute to more effective care and better self-care.

The module fits well within our MA Professional Practice pathway.

Learning outcomes

After this module you will be able to:

  • Identify, in a given situation, the unique contribution made by a named professional group towards the health/social care of service users.
  • Demonstrate the professional basis for decision making within a given situation.
  • Provide evidence in support of decision-making.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions with service users.
  • Recognise professional limitations and access support networks.

Our expert staff

The module is led by Penny Hodgkinson, the Co-ordinating Lead for Interprofessional Learning for the School; academic and research supervisors are drawn from across our expert team of staff from nursing, allied health and social care professions well as from those with research backgrounds.

Entry Requirements

You must be : - a practising professional (health or social care) - familiar with, and able to undertake, self-directed study - bring to the course a wealth of practical experience - require primarily guidance and support whilst undertaking the course

Structure

Module Outline

Students will be encouraged to undertake personal study in the following areas through tutorials. Each student's project will be unique, focusing on the practice environment as experienced by the practitioner. However, the following areas may be considered: - The development of professional practice - Expanding and extending roles - Legal aspects of professional practice - Autonomous practice - The practitioner as professional - Strategies for decision-making - Evidence-based practice - Protocols and guidelines - The client as service user - Health care needs and social care needs - Advocacy - The Health/Social Care Environment - The influence of the environment on health and social wellbeing In this module you will work independently under the supervision of an academic.

Assessment strategy

A 6000 word portfolio with associated appendices and documents.

Fees and funding

For more information on CPD funding please visit www.essex.ac.uk/departments/health-and-social-care/cpd/funding.

What's next

For more information on what next, and how to apply please visit www.essex.ac.uk/departments/health-and-social-care/cpd/how-to-apply.

Get in touch

You can contact our reception on 01206 872854, who will direct your query to the appropriate module contact. You can also contact the CPD team on cpd@essex.ac.uk