Return to Practice - Allied Health Professionals
- Level: Short Course
- Starting: April 2021
- Study mode: Short Course (Individually determined)
- Location: Online Learning
Studying with us in 2020/21
While the majority of our teaching will be carried out face-to-face this year, you will be taught as part of a blended learning approach. This means that you will have a mix of on-campus and online learning. Find out more about learning and teaching in 2020/21.
The Return to Practice module is for allied health professionals whose registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has lapsed. You will undertake a period of formal study in order to complete the self-directed process of returning to practice as set out by the HCPC.
This course is suitable for the following allied health professionals:
Operating Department Practitioners
Speech and Language Therapists
Using this online distance learning programme enables you to design your learning journey according to your personal needs. You can study flexibly at a time and pace that suits you to fit with other commitments.
What's covered in the course?
You will study online using the virtual learning environment moodle. The course content is organised into three steams:
- Professional practice
- Research and evidence based practice
- Profession specific practice – this is where you will update on contemporary practice for your chosen profession (specific to your part of the HCPC register)
You will be allocated a personal tutor who holds the same professional title as you, to support and advise you through this period of study.
You will be supported to document your CPD hours allowing you to achieve a personalised number of days of updating to evidence to HCPC in order to re-register.
You will share core learning with others who are returning to practice engaging with your peers online as you progress through the module to share experiences, and learn from each other. Learners on the module may come from a diverse range of practice backgrounds and allied health professions enabling you to gain a wider perspective of allied health care.
Why Choose Us?
- The university has an established record of supporting SLTs to complete the programme which is then used as evidence to get them back on to the HCPC register – now ODP, Paramedic and Radiography can also benefit from this experience
- You can gain support and learning experiences from the other AHPs working on the programme at the same time
This course is worth...
This course costs...
£720 per 20 credit module
This course is open to International students
- UK/EU students
- International students
Starting: Apr 2021
- Short Course
- Individually determined
- £720 per 20 credit module
Sorry, this course is not available to International students.
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.
You must have a qualifying degree, diploma or certificate in your registerable profession that has previous enabled you to register or be eligible to register with the HCPC.
You must have either lapsed registration with HCPC or have previously been eligible to apply for registration with HCPC (even if you didn’t complete this process).
Health Education England - Support for Return to Practice
HEE run a support programme that provides help and information for AHPs wanting to return to practice – this is for all AHPs or healthcare scientists who live and plan to return to work in England, once returned to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register. It is possible that HEE may also provide some funding to support your study in this programme. Visit www.HEE.nhs.co.uk for more information and to register your interest with them.
You will work through a range of learning materials presented via the virtual learning environment moodle. This content is organised into 3 streams:
- Professional Practice
Within this stream you will explore your role as a contemporary practitioner within the changing contexts of Health and Social Care. You will learn about different perspectives to healthcare and how this can vary at local, national and international levels. This stream will support you to become a reflective practitioner who understands how to function in current practice. This includes developing digital and technological capability, understanding the parameters of contemporary practice and the importance of supervision and mentoring. You will also be supported to document your CPD in order to re-register and maintain your professional registration once you are back in practice.
- Research and Evidence Based Practice
Within this stream you will be given the opportunity to critically review the evidence base within your scope of practice (HCPC SoP 12.1). We will support you to develop critical analysis skills and literature searching skills, all key to being an evidence based practitioner.
- Profession Specific Practice
Within this stream you will access learning resources specific to your field of practice. This will enable you to update your professional knowledge and understanding and integrate theory with practice in preparation for your application to return to practice on the relevant part of the register for your profession. You will have opportunities to develop your clinical decision making in relation to contemporary areas of practice.
There is no requirement for you to attend the programme on site at the university. We recommend setting aside some regular time each week to complete this programme, but the time depends upon your personal needs.
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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.
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Senior lecturer Paramedic Science Placement Lead
Robert gained his Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (Paramedic Science) at Birmingham City University. He practiced as a registered paramedic in both the Royal Air Force and NHS, working within the United Kingdom and around the world.