Work-based learning in Health and Medical Practice

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Who should attend this course?

The Work based learning course is for anyone currently working in an area of health care practice who wishes to extend their knowledge and understanding of a specific aspect of practice through audit or situational analysis.

Course content

The Work-based learning in Health and Medical Practice course is designed to allow you to study a particular work related issue enabling you to gain advanced knowledge, understanding and skills related to the chosen topic and to identify strategies to develop practice in that area.

Through a variety of blended learning strategies the module supports you in the identification of strategies for examining lifelong learning needs and identifying personal learning needs along with their relationship to professional CPD requirements. 

It explores:

  • Situational analysis
  • The identification of best practice and their application to service improvement.

The majority of this module will be carried out in your workplace, with individual academic supervision. This will require you to plan your time well, ensuring that you put enough time aside each week for your own study needs.

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Assessment

Completion of the module will allow you to develop your critical appraisal skills, improve your own learning and that of others in your work environment, communicate effectively with others, use commonly available IT tools, manage time and resources effectively and solve problems in a logical manner You will be required to explore an area of professional practice where there are specific learning needs and will be guided in a critical situational analysis with a view to service or professional improvement. The submission will equate to 5000 word

Why choose this course?

  • Learn: The Work-based learning in Health and Medical Practice course is designed to allow you to study a particular work related issue enabling you to gain advanced knowledge, understanding and skills related to the chosen topic and to identify strategies to develop practice in that area.
  • Credit / level: Successful completion of this module awards 30 credits at level 7 

How to apply

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Course fees

Credit level for this course: Postgraduate level 7 (30 credits)

This course is priced as a classroom based course. 

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Contract funding for NHS staff

The University is contracted by the NHS to provide post-registration education/CPD and training for its health professionals. If you are an NHS employee contact the senior manager responsible for post-registration education/CPD in your Trust to check if the course you wish to attend can be supported by the Trust's contract with our University.

Teaching methods

Where is the module taught and by whom?

This module is a blended learning module which requires online attendance, with the option of attending an assessment workshop and face-to-face tutorials at the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane Campus. This module will be taught by Ken Spearpoint.

Equipment Requirement

Delivery of the module will incorporate blended learning, which aims to combine e-learning activities with campus based learning. You will therefore need to have access to a suitable personal computer and a good reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended). Most modern PCs or Macs (less than 3 years old) should be suitable. If you have any queries or need any additional support with IT skills, the School employs an e-learning technologist who will be pleased to help and advise you.