Core Module Information
Module title: Developing Professional Practice Skills in Occupational Therapy

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HSC11131
Module leader: Elizabeth Anne McKay
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will give you the opportunity to develop and practise communication skills (verbal, non-verbal, and symbolic) and to develop skills in self-awareness, self-reflection, and personal resilience. Recognising that you are continuing to develop your professional identity as an occupational therapist and an understanding of your own and others’ roles. This will include reflecting on your personal values and motivations and how these relate to occupational therapy values: including use of self and issues of power and difference with service users and between practitioners within multi-disciplinary teams.
You will explore several theories and methods of communication and you will learn how to judge the appropriateness of different approaches.

You will consider working with service users in groups as well as individually, and you will also explore the nature, purpose and dilemmas involved in the recording and sharing of information generated by inter-personal interactions.

In this module you will also develop your knowledge and understanding of clinical competence requirements before undertaking your first practice placement. These are essential when in practice and you will be expected to continually develop your skills and knowledge throughout the programme. These basic competencies will include the following topics:
• Professionalism and ethical behaviour
• Public protection awareness (adult and child)
• Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (de-escalation of violence and aggression)
• Moving and Handling
• Health Acquired Infection Control
• Hand Hygiene
• Information Governance
• Data Protection
• IT Security
• Fire Safety
• Basic Life Support
• Whistleblowing policy and guidance
• Suicide Prevention

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Evaluate the underpinning theories of communication, group work, and Multidisciplinary team working.
LO2: Critically reflect upon own communication skills, use of self and personal values in inter-personal interactions with individuals and groups, families/carers and staff.
LO3: Appraise professional requirements and ethical dilemmas relating to reporting, recording, and sharing information relating to inter-personal interactions with individuals, families, and groups.
LO4: Implement standards, policy, and legislation relevant for safe and effective practice and apply core health and safety skills required for governance within the practice environment.
LO5: Critically reflect and actively engage with your professional development - Completing all National mandatory training elements as per Placement Passport including Manual Handling training.

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