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Developing Specialist Practice for Health and Social Care Professionals - 15 credits - 2016/17 Entry

Course Overview

The essential course information

Course Code:
LBR6094
Credits:
15
Duration:
See below for details
Fees:
£600
Campus:
City South or online delivery

This course runs on the following dates:

Sorry, no dates are available for this course at this time.

This is an online module open to all health and social care professionals working within the area of Multiple Sclerosis who are looking to examine and develop their role within specialist practice. The student is not required to attend the university.

Can be studied alone or as part of the Dimensions in Healthcare Framework

This module has a particular focus on measuring and auditing clinical practice. Training and education that is provided within this module should enable the practitioner to develop their competence and confidence to deal positively with a range of different aspects within their specialist role and support them as they work within the dynamic and challenging health and social care climate.

By the end of this module the student will be expected to be able to:

  • Critically analyse the role of Specialist Practice in improving patient outcomes and/or when developing innovative practice
  • Plan an audit of care against established guidelines and develop a local strategy to improve patient outcomes.
  • Critically demonstrate the application of strategic thinking in order to enhance service development, taking into account local and organisational factors.

Each student is expected to play an active part in the course, each week they will work through on line activities such as guided readings, viewing and analysing video clips, interacting in student forums, composing Wikis, literature searches, action planning, reflective analysis and writing a weekly journal.

This module can be accessed as a stand-alone option or part of a structured degree programme.

We have a Disability Tutor who can help and support you.

Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) rating

The Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme is a system in which you can accumulate the credits and build them towards recognised awards, if you so wish. This single module course provides 15 Level 6 (Degree level) credits.

This module could count towards a Top-Up Degree

Learn more about our top-up degrees

Application Details

Please read the 'Online application and enrolment process' and 'Method of payment' information below before making your application.

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form instead.

Online application and enrolment process
  1. Complete an online application form via the link. The form requires you to submit a completed authorised funding form which must be uploaded with the application. Alternatively, you can download a hard copy application form.
  2. When your submitted application form has been processed and approved, details of the module and enrolment details will be sent to the email address stated on your application form.
  3. You will be sent an email asking you to complete your online pre-enrolment. This must be completed before you enrol.
  4. Without proof of funding, you will not be able to complete your enrolment/receive online pre-enrolment email.  The funding form must be received within four weeks of the enrolment date; otherwise you will be withdrawn from the course.

Please submit your application as early as possible. We aim to give you a decision within two weeks of receiving your application. Please note that NHS Trust application deadlines may differ from our own and you should check with your NHS Trust training/education contact for confirmation of their deadlines.

Please ensure that you include full details of your qualifications and relevant work experience as part of your application.

Method of payment

The method of payment of your course fees will differ depending on whether you are a self-funding, sponsored or contracted/commissioned applicant. Definitions are provided below and you must choose the appropriate option when prompted. If you are unsure which funding method applies to you please consult your training/education contact in your NHS Trust prior to applying:

1) Self-funding

You are paying for the course and responsible for the fees.

Select 'Self Funded' when making your application.

2) Sponsored

Course fees are paid directly by the employer/NHS Trust which means we invoice your employer/NHS Trust to obtain payment.

To apply for this course you must download and complete the CPD Sponsorship Agreement Form, and submit it with your application. The upload facility is available in Section 3 of the application form: Fees and Sponsorship.

Select ‘Sponsored (eg employer, NHS Trust, charity)’ when making your application’.

Download Financial Support Form Instructions

3) Contracted/Commissioned

The NHS Trust agrees with HE West Midlands for your course fees to be paid directly to the University from funds managed by HE West Midlands for pre-agreed programmes.

To apply for this course you must obtain a contracted/commissioned financial support form from your Trust contact and upload the completed form and submit it with your application. The upload facility is available in Section 3 of the application form: Fees and Sponsorship.

Select ‘Funded by HE West Midlands (Contracted/Commissioned)’ when making your application.

Enquiries

Module Leader

Nicki Ward
Tel: 0121 331 7175
Email:
nicki.ward@bcu.ac.uk

Further Information

Our Professional Navigators, Adele Millington and Nicola Clarke, are 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 Adele and Nicola on 0121 331 6162.