Core Module Information
Module title: Professional Development for Physiotherapy Practice

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

Module code: HSC11143
Module leader: Donnie MacDonald
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 and an understanding of your own and others’ roles, this will include reflecting on your personal values and motivation for your chosen profession as well as your use of self and issues of power and difference in communication with service users and between practitioners within multi-disciplinary teams.
You will explore a number of different theories and methods of communication, such as motivational interviewing, solution-focused approaches, systems approaches and crisis intervention, and you will learn how to judge the appropriateness of different approaches in different situations.

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 our basic core competencies in a range of mandatory areas for practice as well as the background knowledge and understanding required before undertaking your first practice placement. These knowledge and skills are essential when in practice and you will be expected to continually develop them throughout the programme. The basic competencies may 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
• Suicide prevention

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically evaluate the underpinning theories of communication, group work and team working.
LO2: Critically reflect upon own communication skills, use of self and personal values in inter-personal interactions.
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: Demonstrate an active approach to professional development.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Donnie MacDonald
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There is a blended approach to the learning and teaching strategy for this module (LO 1-5). Theories of communication and team-working will be introduced through online self-study and tutorials (LO1, LO3) in order to allow for the majority of your on-campus learning to be more interactive and experiential in nature in keeping with the applied nature of the module.

Throughout this module you will be learning collaboratively with your student peers in group work, class discussions and scenario-based learning activities (LO1-3).
Experiential exercises, discussion and role-play work drawing on personal experiences as well as case scenarios in groups will provide opportunities to practice the implementation of communication skills and methods (LO1) and to explore personal values and professional motivation (LO2).

Facilitated group discussion, and group and individual reflection will support learning around use of self and issues of power and difference (LO2). Facilitated discussion will also draw on case materials will explore professional requirements with regards to recording and sharing of information (LO3).

In practical workshop classes you will work with your peers from other disciplines and apply the key practical skills which are essential and mandatory for the practice environment (LO4).

Online learning activities will also guide you through key topic information (LO4) whilst direct you towards further reading in order to create an active approach to your own professional development (LO5).

You are required to fulfil all the basic competencies in this module before you start you first placement. These will be recorded in your Professional Preparation for Practice Passport, and you will be encouraged to continue to develop and reflect upon these skills these throughout the programme and beyond via a separate professional portfolio.

A minimum of 80% attendance is required in order to be eligible to undertake the assessment. Please see the myProgramme student handbook for further guidance.

Formative Assessment:
A small group presentation.

Summative Assessment:
Component 1 will be a digitally recorded oral presentation reflecting on learning from the module.
Component 2 will be a Professional Practice Passport ensuring that all mandatory training for practice has been completed.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 30
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Online Guided independent study 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 100 1-3 46 HOURS= 00.20
Portfolio 0 4-5 46 , WORDS= 500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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