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Becoming the Effective Reflective Practitioner - Level 7 - 20 credits - Module

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Reflection and reflective practice continue to be an integral part of health, education and life science (HELS) undergraduate curriculum and subsequent professional practice....

  • Level CPD
  • Study mode Short Course
  • Location City South
  • School School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Faculty Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Overview

Reflection and reflective practice continue to be an integral part of health, education and life science (HELS) undergraduate curriculum and subsequent professional practice.

Reflection is perceived as integral to the development of the self within the HELS professions, and a notion that is fundamental to the development of emotional intelligence in nurses, allied healthcare and education practitioners.

This course is open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

This module is facilitated by Dr Nicola Clarke who has a specialist interest in reflection and reflective practice, with a number of highly successful publications in this area including “The Student Nurse’s Guide to Successful Reflection -Ten Essential Ingredients” and “Experience, Deconstruction, Implementation - EDI; a New Framework for Reflective Writing for Academic Purpose”, both of which offer theoretical underpinnings to support the teaching elements of this module.

This module will empower you to become an effective reflective practitioner. This will be achieved through exploration of theoretical underpinnings of reflection and reflective practice, combined with the practical application of that theory into supporting the development of reflective practice skills. The module will develop skills that:

Underpin solitary reflection

Enable you to engage in reflective dialogue with another person as either the recipient of guided discovery or as the facilitator of guided discovery in another

Enable you to support the education of reflection in your respective professional area.

Key features of the module:

  • Development of heightened understanding of reflection through exploration and analytical consideration of theoretical underpinnings of reflection and reflective practice.
  • Reflection as a practice is embedded within the sessions to organically facilitate the reflective process within the individual student.
  • You will be engaged in the reflective process for the entirety of the module.
  • You will consistently engage with reflective dialogue.
  • Facilitation of exploration of self.
  • Skills-orientated.
  • You can align the learning and content to any professional arena.
  • You will not only develop the ability to be a reflective individual, but you will also be able to facilitate reflection in another person.

Why Choose Us?

  • You will be taught by individuals at the forefront of this subject in teaching, learning and publishing.
  • You will be able to take a lead on reflection and reflective practice in your area of work.
  • You will have access to exceptional academic support. 

Studying with us during the Covid-19 pandemic

The University has put in place measures in response to Covid-19 to allow us to safely deliver our courses. Should the impact of the pandemic continue in future years, any additional or alternative arrangements put in place by the University will be in accordance with the latest government public health advice, health and safety legislation, and the terms and conditions of the student contract.

Fees & How to Apply

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  • UK Student
  • International Student

UK students

Annual and modular tuition fees shown are applicable to the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation (capped at 5%) or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: Module

Starting: Feb 2023

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 6 weeks (1 day per week)
  • £756 per 20-credit module

International students

Annual and modular tuition fees shown are applicable to the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation (capped at 5%) or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: Module

Starting: Feb 2023

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Short Course
  • 6 weeks (1 day per week)
  • £756 per 20-credit module

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form and equal opportunities PDF form instead. The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

How to apply 

Complete the online application form via the link above, including the name of the module you are enrolling onto. 

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for people from any profession wishing to develop their understanding and skills of reflective practice. The module can also be taken as an optional module within BCU Master’s programmes where optional modules are available. 

Course in Depth

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Course structure

To engage in this module, you should be prepared to fully immerse yourself in the reflective process and to be an active participant in workshop-based sessions that will require reflective dialogue and engagement with fellow peers. Being prepared to undertake pre and post session activity will allow for full participatory immersion in each session.

Please see below for indicative content:

  • Theories of reflection
  • Reflective frameworks
  • Self-awareness
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Skills of reflection
  • The Ten Essential Ingredients of reflection
  • Socratic questioning
  • Guided discovery
  • Communication skills
  • Application to individual professions
  • Gonzo journalism
  • Reflective writing
  • Critical / analytical thinking  

Attendance

You will have twelve three-hour sessions over six weeks, attendance one day per week. 

Assessment methods

You will be assessed by the submission of a portfolio of evidence that will demonstrate achievement of the assignment brief. 

International

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Facilities & Staff

 

Our Facilities

Our School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at our City South campus in leafy Edgbaston.

We’ve spent £41million expanding our facilities at City South. These facilities offer hands-on practical experience, replicating the spaces you will come across in professional practice.

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that you learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. Alongside physical spaces such as a mock operating theatre and wards, we also make use of online and virtual technology, such as our virtual ward and virtual case creator.

See more of our skills facilities at City South

Centre for Skills and Simulation

The Centre for Skills and Simulation offers a range of different spaces which replicate situations that you will encounter in practice. These include hospital wards, an operating theatre and a home environment room.

Our mock wards enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement. The hospital wards can be adapted from low care to high dependency care environment with the necessary monitoring equipment.

The home environment room is the perfect space for teaching communications skills and allows us to simulate a community setting for our students. It is particularly useful for mental health nurses, learning disability nurses and midwives.

Simulation Manikins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and simulation babies (SIM babies) which are anatomically correct manikins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills. The manikins contain software which replicates real symptoms, and can manipulate indicators such as blood pressure, pulse and heart rate for extra realism. SIM man can even ‘talk’ to the students as they are treating him, to add another dimension to learning.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building has two open-access IT Suites which offer PCs, printers, photocopiers and scanners. There is also an IT Helpdesk for quick and easy help with your computing or internet issues.

Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

In addition to desktop PCs, we also offer a laptop loan facility, allowing students to borrow a laptop for up to six hours while on campus.

Our staff

Dr Nicola Clarke

Senior Lecturer / Professional Navigator / Academic Advisor / SEDA Accredited Doctoral Supervisor

Nicola is a registered mental health nurse completing her degree with honours in Mental Health Nursing at Oxford Brookes University. She has an MSc in General Psychiatry which she completed at Keele Postgraduate Medical School. In 2013 Nicola was awarded her Educational Doctorate and she has since become a Senior fellow of the Higher...

More about Nicola

Enquiries

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