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Developing Practice

Module
Duration: 5 months
Attendance mode: Part-time
Award: Module
Not suitable for international students
Start date: February 2017
Faculty of Health Studies
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Overview

This module aims to:

  • assist students to analyse their current professional role and enhance the students knowledge and understanding of their developing practice and professional role(s) within the context of advancing practice ideals
  • assist the students in the development of their practice: prepare for advanced/ or consultant practice/ developing scope of practice, through evidencing developing practice in a portfolio
  • assist students to evaluate their developing practice and its impact through critical reflection

This module will provide an overview of the components of advanced and consultant practice.

Current Government and professional body publications addressing skills mix, sustainability, ethics and advanced practice, as well as relevant published research and literary evidence will be critically appraised to determine the likely impact of developments on clinical practice and service delivery.

A personal tutor will support the student in the preparation of a portfolio of evidence to support their personal development towards developing / advanced / change in scope of practice including an analysis of skills and practice development needs.

When does the module take place?

  • 13th-16th February 2017
  • 3rd-6th April 2017
  • 12th-15th June 2017

Why Bradford?

Postgraduate provision in Medical Imaging at the University of Bradford has long been established and is known for its quality and success in supporting development of healthcare professionals in their diverse roles, with students coming from around the UK, and full time international students choosing to study here.

The modules are delivered by an experienced radiography team, and a research informed curriculum ensures it is relevant to current and innovative practice.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to this module you must:

  • Be in possession of a first degree or an appropriate professional qualification in radiography or related subject
  • Possess a registered qualification with a UK professional regulatory organisation that enables the student to practice in the UK. E.g. registration with the HCPC, NMC or other health care regulator
  • Have managerial support for your studies, including a commitment that appropriate facilities, relevant clinical experience and time will be made available to support your studies
  • Have appropriate clinical experience in the area of development

Modules

This module is provided as part of this interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies. The Framework enables students to create an individualised programme of study that will meet either their needs and/or the employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation.

The modules and academic awards are presented in areas representing employment practice or work based or clinical disciplines.

Whilst some students can build their own academic awards by choosing their own menu of module options, other students will opt for a named academic award. The Framework also provides the option for students to move from their chosen named award to another award if their job or personal circumstances change and they need to alter the focus of their studies. The majority of named awards also offer students, the option of choosing at least one module, sometimes more, from across the Faculty module catalogue enabling them to shape their award more specifically to their needs.

Learning activities and assessment

Assessment is through a small number of lectures a negotiated portfolio of evidence to show the practice development will be created. If the practice development is in the area of reporting, an audit will be included.

All assessments must achieve 40% to pass the module.

Career support and prospects

Career support

This module will enable the student to show their development in a specialist area of imaging or modality.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

2016/17:

  • Home/EU: £1,380 (standard 30 credit module fee)

2017/18:

  • Home/EU: £1,500 (standard 30 credit module fee)

Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

Funding for eligible staff within the region will be reviewed by Health Education England (HEE) in the coming months for the 2017/18 academic year. We advise all applicants to apply as normal for 2017/18 courses and further information will be provided as soon as it is available.

Students applying to study a Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD) module or programme, and who work for an approved provider in the Yorkshire and Humber region, may be able to access funding through Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber Contract for the cost of their course fees. This funding is subject to availability.

For more information on eligibility criteria please visit the HEYH website, or download their funding guide (external links).

Students who wish to apply for the above funding will need to provide a funding letter from their employer (on a letterhead) confirming their employment in that organisation and that their employer supports their studies.

Alternatively, please complete one of the funding forms attaching a compliment slip or stamp to verify employer support as part of the application process:

Please be aware that employer support does not guarantee the availability of funding.

How do I find out more?

Steps to Postgraduate Study

Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a module at the Faculty of Health Studies please download our module application form below:

Return completed forms to the FoHS recruitment team via email.

If you are being funded by HEYH, you will also need to complete a SSPRD funding form:

Please be aware that employer support does not guarantee the availability of funding.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.