A reflective approach to professional practice is a vital part of continuing professional development and a requirement for ongoing registration with regulatory bodies such as HCPC and NMC. It is hoped that this module provides a valuable grounding for those looking to advance practice in health and social care professions.
The module facilitates the exploration of reflective strategies used in the context of rehabilitation practice and provides students with the opportunity to reflect on their learning in the context of their working environment, using a variety of methods including individual and team approaches.
Who is this module for?
Suitable for all practitioners working in health and social care with a particular focus on rehabilitation such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, speech and language therapists, nurses and doctors.
Applicants should normally have, or be expected to achieve, a first degree in a relevant professional area (or an equivalent overseas qualification). Recent Level 6 or 7 study will also be considered.
Qualified health and social care practitioners (without first degrees) that can demonstrate evidence of either a contribution to the development of practice, or appropriate other study, are also encouraged to apply. Alternative qualifications may be considered and applicants holding these qualifications are encouraged to submit an application form. Candidates may be required to submit supplementary details (e.g. transcripts) and asked to complete a short qualifying essay.
If you are an international student, you will also need an English Language qualification such as IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each section) or other equivalent recognised language qualification.
Written case study
1. Evaluate the reflective potential of CPD learning activities by drawing on reflective practice literature.
2. Critically appraise CPD learning activities for potential to transform professional practice outcomes.
3. Critically discuss methods of evaluating the effectiveness of reflective strategies in professional practice.
4. Discuss change management theory and research and relate to reflective practice.
5. Critically appraise methods of facilitating reflection within an interprofessional team.
Course length: 7 half-days (14:00-17:00)