This module allows students the opportunity to take a structured approach to applying learning to their professional practice.
Those working in healthcare and sport commonly attend learning events such as conferences, workshops, skills training or role shadowing as part of their professional development. Although highly valuable in terms of shaping ones ideas, learning techniques and broadening understanding, there is limited opportunity afforded within these ‘one-off’ learning events to allow demonstration of reflection, critical analysis, contextualisation and evaluation.
This module is designed to give people working in health and sport an opportunity to demonstrate how they have applied the learning they have gained from such events to their day to day practice.
Applying and Using Learning in Practice is a supervised project. This module has no formal taught component, with all sessions being based around individual or group tutorials. In weeks when no formal tutorials are scheduled students will be expected to be preparing work for tutorial discussions and assessment. Academic staff are available for supervision and advice.
During the module students will need to have undergone a collection of recent learning events (normally they will need to have occurred in the last 2 years). Students will be expected to;
- reflect upon,
- critically analyse,
- contextualise, and
- evaluate how these learning events have been applied to their practice working in health.
At the end of this module you will be able to;
- Summarise key aspects of learning derived from attendance/ participation of a set of events where complex material has been presented.
- Show advanced understanding of the key principles or techniques presented in the learning events.
- Demonstrate an ability to examine, synthesise and evaluate the evidence base for applying a change to practice.
- Evaluate how the learning has been applied to an individual context.
- Propose a plan for future development for yourself and the setting in which you work arising from the ‘application of learning to practice’ process.