Module title: Theory into Practice (Work Based Learning) Portfolio (2)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: NMS09151
Module leader: Claire Kydonaki
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing in Acute interventions
Prerequisites

n/a


Description of module content:

12. Module Content
This Work-Based Learning module aims to help you develop your skills and knowledge in your subject area and achieve academic credits while continuing in your workplace. The content of the module will help you develop skills to undertake analysis, evaluation and synthesis of ideas and concepts, reflection and potentially exercise autonomy and problem solving ability in a range of professional level contexts. You will be encouraged to take initiative in activities in your subject area of interest in agreement with your employer and the module supervisor. You will obtain and demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles, concepts and theory of your subject area of interest, and you will be encouraged to apply this knowledge and a range of professional skills through the development of a portfolio. The module will empower you to change and develop your practice as a practitioner. It involves a partnership between you, as the student, your employer, and the university, so that the learning can be directly relevant to you while acquiring academic credits.
Your pathway towards the award will be personalised to your needs through a learning agreement between you, your employer and the module supervisor. You will work towards the completion of the learning agreement and a portfolio of evidence of achievement, which is equivalent to 400 hours of study. The WBL module includes a variety of self-regulative and group activities with guidance from the module leader to meet the expectations of the module. These activities are built in to support the content of the module and help you prepare for the summative assessment. Such activities are a Learning Journal, decision-making tools, creativity tools, wikis, a discussion board and Webex workshops that will facilitate peer support and feedback. The overall aim of this module is to apply theory into practice, and there are no 'practice hours' associated with the module.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Construct an Independent Learning Agreement commensurate with SCQF Level 9.
LO2: Demonstrate critical thinking and reflection in relation to academic, intellectual, personal and professional needs.
LO3: Produce a portfolio of evidence to meet the agreed outcomes contained in the Learning Agreement.
LO4: Prepare a plan for dissemination locally.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - RUBENFELD MG, SCHEFFER BK (2010) CRITICAL THINKING TACTICS FOR NURSES: ACHIEVING THE IOM COMPETENCIES.: SUDBURY, MASS.; LONDON: JONES AND BARTLETT, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780763765842
Core - ALFARO-LEFEVER R (2013) CRITICAL THINKING, CLINICAL REASONING AND CLINICAL JUDGEMENT: A PRACTICAL APPROACH: ST. LOUIS, MO,: SAUNDERS/ ELSEVIER, 5th ed. - ISBN: 9781437727760
Core - THOMPSON C, DOWDING D (2009) ESSENTIAL DECISION-MAKING AND CLINICAL JUDGEMENT FOR NURSES: EDINBURGH, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, ELSEVIER, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780443067273
Core - JASPER M, ROSSER M, MOONEY GP (2013) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, REFLECTION AND DECISION-MAKING IN NURSING AND HEALTHCARE: CHICHESTER: WILLEY-BLACKWELL, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780470658383
Core - BACH S, GRANT A (2015) COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS IN NURSING: THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA; LONDON: SAGE: LEARNING MATTERS, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9781473902565
Core - MACHI LA, MCEVOY BT (2012) THE LITERATURE REVIEW: SIX STEPS TO SUCCESS: THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA; LONDON: CORWIN, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781452240886
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