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Description

Reflective and Evidence-based Practice in Health Care Settings

Module titleReflective and Evidence-based Practice in Health Care Settings
Module codePYCM025
Academic year2020/1
Credits15
Module staff

Ms Nicola Buckingham (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

6

6

8

Number students taking module (anticipated)

10

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

The requirement to deliver evidence-based, quality-driven, outcomes informed services ensures that health care settings are at the vanguard of ongoing transformational change and sustainable development. In turn this requires leaders to develop reflective and evidence-based practice at a professional level. In this module you will gain a critical understanding of topics such as how outcomes and evaluation can be used in supervision and practice to guide delivery of care and how to link job planning and appraisal with needs assessments and skill mix to help you work effectively as a leader.

Module aims - intentions of the module

The aim of this module is to provide you with the critical skills required to lead service change and deliver evidence-based, quality-driven, outcomes informed services. It also aims to develop your expertise in reflective practice that integrates underpinning theoretical knowledge with clinical leadership skills.

The further aim of this module is to enable you to:

  • Develop and update your knowledge of the fundamental principles of  leadership and service transformation theory, research and practice
  • Develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of how implementation science informs service transformation. Develop an advanced knowledge of the skills necessary for leading service transformation.
  • Develop the capacity to reflect critically on  leadership and service transformation theory, research and practice

Through attending the workshops and tutorials you will develop the following academic and professional skills:

  • Critical analysis (the ability to critically appraise research, literature and opinions of others, and your own work in the light of data tracking and analysis)
  • Problem formulation and problem solving (the ability to synthesise information from theory/literature with complex data from practical experience to make sense of experience and formulate solutions)
  • Reflective practice (the ability to reflect on theoretical knowledge and procedural experience and to learn from this and apply learning to practice)

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Identify the leadership and practice issues in reflective and evidence-based clinical service transformational change
  • 2. Reflect within assessments on your own and other’s functioning to transform and improve clinical practice
  • 3. Demonstrate your knowledge of the key practice issues associated with the sustainable development of routine outcome monitoring in clinical practice

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 4. Synthesise new approaches to contribute to the development of methodology and understanding in reflective evidence-based practice in clinical leadership
  • 5. Communicate complex and contentious information clearly and effectively to specialists and non-specialists, acting as an effective clinical leader

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 6. Analyse and manage the implications of ethical dilemmas and work proactively to formulate solutions
  • 7. Manage complexity, incompleteness and contradiction through leadership and effective team working
  • 8. Function independently and reflectively as a learner

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

Individual coaching sessions, locality tasks, workshops and small group work will explore a range of issues in leadership, routine outcome evaluation and reflective practice.

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
301200

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching15Workshops
Scheduled learning and teaching15Small group work
Guided independent study70Reading and independent research
Guided independent study30Reading and preparation of assessment
Guided independent study20Individual reflective journal and locality tasks

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Project presentation30 minutes 1-2, 5-7Oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
10000

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Outcome monitoring report (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)501500 words3-4, 7-8Written
Individual reflective journal (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)501500 words1-2, 5-8Written

Re-assessment

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Outcome monitoring reportOutcome monitoring report3-4, 7-8 Four weeks from the date that feedback was provided
Individual reflective journalIndividual reflective journal1-2, 5-8 Four weeks from the date that feedback was provided

Re-assessment notes

Two assessments are required for this module. In all cases re-assessment will be the same as the original assessment. Where you have been referred/deferred for any form of assessment detailed above you will have the opportunity to resubmit within four weeks from the date that feedback was provided.

If you pass re-assessments taken as a result of deferral, your re-assessment will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment and the overall module mark will not be capped.

If you pass re-assessments taken as a result of referral (i.e. following initial failure in the assessment), the overall module mark will be capped at 50%.

If you fail re-assessments taken as a result of referral (i.e. following initial failure in the assessment), you will be failed in the module and as a consequence you will be failed in the programme and your registration as a student of the University will be terminated.

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

  • York, A., and Kingsbury, S. (2009). The Choice and Partnership Approach: A Guide to CAPA. Surrey: CAMHS Network.
  • Ghaye,T., and Lillyman, S. (2010) Reflection: Principles and Practices for Healthcare Professionals. Quay Books

Module has an active ELE page

Key words search

Leadership, reflective practice, outcome monitoring

Credit value15
Module ECTS

7.5

Module pre-requisites

None

Module co-requisites

PYCM024 Leadership and Sustainable Development in Health Care Settings and PYCM026 Health Care Service Transformation Project

NQF level (module)

7

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

24/02/2012

Last revision date

01/11/2016