The focus of this module is the compilation of a reflective practice portfolio. The portfolio offers students the opportunity to compile evidence that relates to their own learning experience in the context of their own working environment.
While this is an assessed piece of work, it is hoped that it also becomes a valuable resource for the student. In addition it is hoped that students develop a reflective approach in their own practice; reflecting on their learning, performance and on issues relevant to advance practice in Health, Social Work and Social Care. A reflective approach to professional practice is a vital part of continuing professional development.
Registration bodies such as the HCPC and NMC demand that registrants demonstrate their continuing professional development by keeping a portfolio. Therefore this module is designed to compliment this process and assist students to develop this in line with their own registering body requirements.
Who is this module for?
Suitable for all practitioners working in health and social care including nurses, doctors, occupational therapist, physiotherapists, social workers and speech and language therapists.
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.
Profile of reflective practice portfolio
1. Determine learning needs relevant to individual priorities and critically analyse in relation to broader social/rehabilitation/educational context.
2. Justify and apply reflective strategies relevant to individual priorities.
3. Determine a range of resources /relationships to support individual learning needs and critically discuss.
4. Summarise methods of evaluating self-performance and critically discuss their effectiveness in the context of planned personal and professional development.
5. Synthesise relevant theory and current research to justify CPD learning activities and reflective strategies.
Course length: 4 Days