A-EQUIP: Advocating for Education and Quality Improvement in Practice - 20 Credits - Level 7 - Module

  • Course Code: LBR7577
  • Level: CPD
  • Starting: April 2020
  • Study mode: Part Time (6 months)
  • Location: City South

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The A-EQUIP Model of Supervision meets the needs of midwives and other healthcare professionals. BCUs multi professional learning mirrors the clinical environment. The module can be studied independently or aligned with the Masters Professional Practice Programme at BCU and is designed to be flexible and practice-led.

What's covered in the course?

Although originating as a new model for midwifery supervision, the principles and philosophy of the A-EQUIP Model of Supervision is equally applicable to other healthcare professionals. The model supports a continuous improvement process within healthcare professions that builds your personal and professional resilience, enhances quality of care and supports your preparedness for  appraisal and professional re-validation. 

Why Choose Us?

The model of A-EQUIP is a four functioning model with service users at the centre. 

  • Monitoring, evaluation and quality control
  • Clinical supervision (restorative)
  • Personal action for quality improvement
  • Education and development (formative)

Credits

This course is worth...

20 credits

This course is open to International students

UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
Module Apr 2020 PT 6 months £680 per 20-credit module

International Students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
Module Apr 2020 PT 6 months £2,050 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 Registered Heath Care professionals e.g. midwives, nurses, paramedics, speech and language therapists, radiographers, physiotherapists, doctors (not exhaustive).

Course Structure

You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving. A blended learning approach is taken (incorporating both classroom and online activities via Moodle) in line with the university’s learning and teaching strategy. You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities.

You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feed-forward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team and clinical mentor. This will include developing an understanding of the role of the Professional Advocate and of the deployment of that role using the A-EQUIP model. Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enable them to provide support to enhance health and well being; develop education and training to progress knowledge and skills; and support quality improvement practices to ensure that clients and their families experience safe, enriching care.

Attendance

  • 9 study days over 6 months
  • Directed study around competencies to be attained in the clinical area (Competency document)

Course dates

Please check the course dates to see when your chosen modules are available throughout the year.

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Assessment

Portfolio of competences and reflective assignment

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:

Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC)

International students who have a serious interest in studying with us but who perhaps cannot meet the direct entry requirements, academic or English, or who have been out of education for some time, can enter Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) and begin their degree studies.

BCUIC

BCUIC is part of the global Navitas Group, an internationally recognised education provider, and the partnership allows students to access the University’s facilities and services and move seamlessly through to achieving a Bachelor’s degree from Birmingham City University.

Learn more about BCUIC

The creation of our new suite of courses in Sport and Life Sciences is yet another exciting development at Birmingham City University. The 10,500sq metre building at City South Campus will enable us to offer a wide range of new health, nutrition, biomedical science and sports courses, as well as providing a new home for our education programmes.

Not only are we investing £41 million in a new building to house the laboratories and teaching spaces needed, but we also plan to open up these facilities to benefit all students and the wider community. This will complement our existing sports facilities, which already provide a base for students to compete in activities ranging from rugby to jiu jitsu.

The courses will reflect the latest developments in our teaching and our focus on practice-led learning with work placements and live industry case studies incorporated into the curriculum. All courses have been co-designed with employers and are endorsed or accredited by professional bodies where appropriate.

By expanding our provision to these new areas, we will be helping to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society today, such as obesity and unhealthy lifestyles, by encouraging and supporting healthy eating and greater physical activity.

In addition, we will be producing graduates who can support elite performers in meeting the UK’s ambitions for sporting success at events such as the Olympics and other world sporting tournaments. We are constantly looking to enhance the range of courses we offer - please check all our courses for the latest additions to our portfolio.

Simulation Mannequins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and Simulation babies (SIM babies) which are leading edge, anatomically correct mannequins 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.

Simulation Mannequins

SPACE skills practice model

S.P.A.C.E.

SPACE is an innovative practice area all students can access to use equipment and resources to practise a wide range of skills in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment. It provides students with a creative learning environment to get the best educational experience before becoming a health care professional.

S.P.A.C.E.

Learning Facilities

We offer up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that medical staff may come across. These resources are essential in offering students a hands-on introduction to health and social care practice.

Learning Facilities

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Virtual Tour

Explore our facilities in 360 panoramas, including welcome videos from key members of staff and Health and Wellbeing student profiles.

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Doug Ellis Sports Centre

Our £8.5 million Doug Ellis Sports Centre boasts an 80-station fitness suite, an eight-court sports hall, and workout and spinning studios. The centre offers state-of-the-art fitness training equipment and plenty of room for team sports including five-a-side football and cricket. An all-weather pitch adds the finishing touches to the centre.

Visitors to the gym can choose a personalised fitness programme, instructed by qualified fitness trainers, and take advantage of a selection of classes, such as yoga, salsa or body combat.

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Natasha Carr

Senior Midwifery Lecturer

A a senior lecturer in the Midwifery Department, Natasha is responsible for providing, supporting and facilitating teaching and learning on both the long and short BSc (Hons) Midwifery Programmes. In addition, Natasha teaches alongside colleagues on the Examination of the Newborn Programme and lead the Professional Midwifery Advocate (A-EQUIP) Programme.

Louise Hartin

Louise Hartin

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

Louise joined the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at Birmingham City University in 2014 and is one of our midwife lecturers.

Her clinical background covers all four local NHS trusts and has been predominantly working within midwifery-led units and midwifery stand-alone units across the West Midlands.

Module Leader

If you have any queries about this course please contact the Module Leader, Natasha Carr on:

Professional Navigator

Our Professional Navigator, Nicola Clarke, are also on hand to offer guidance and will help you to choose which modules are best for you, taking into account your aims, professional or clinical experience, KSF requirements and your academic achievements.

Call Nicola on +44 (0)121 331 6162.

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Have a look at all of our Professional Practice Healthcare routes available.

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