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Application of Critical Thinking and Reflection in Practice

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Introduction

This module aims to develop your critical thought and reflective potential.

Who the module is aimed at

The students attending this module are usually qualified nurses, midwives, social workers and school nurses. However, the student does not have to be a qualified professional. We have also had carers and support staffs from health and social care settings attend this module.

Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient

To enable the student to utilise reflective processes to examine actions; develop deeper self-awareness and insight into practice situations, and using this insight to transform and implement practice innovations.

What you learn 

To develop your critical thought and reflective potential, and enable you to utilise reflective processes to examine your actions; develop deeper self-awareness and insight into practice situations, and using this insight to transform and implement practice innovations.

General areas covered

  • Theoretical frameworks seeking to explain thinking
  • Theories of reflection and reflective processes
  • Application of theories and models to practice

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills 

Develop original ideas about application to practice. Through peer and tutor support you will identify and evaluate factors which may be impacting on your particular situation. Use of Blackboard site. Literature searching skills by accessing information sessions in the library. Links to internet based resources and activities.

Unique or interesting features 

To engage in peer review using an innovative style of assessment; patchwork assessment. A patchwork text allows you to assemble your assignment throughout the duration of the module.

Professional recognition

Recognises the diverse ways in which the various concepts studied relate to wider theories in the health and social care practice setting.

Fees and Funding for 2019/20

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: £670

International students: £1,125 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.

Funding

This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:


To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • First degree or equivalent - ideally you will have also undertaken some master's level study 
    • Where English is not your first language you will be asked to provide IELTS scores

    The above must be evidenced in your application form.

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered at our Collegiate Crescent Campus

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    This module is planned to commence delivery w/c 20th January 2020 with University taught sessions normally taking place on Wednesdays as follows:

    22nd and 29th January 2020, 12th and 26th February 2020, 11th and 25th March 2020, 8th and 29th April 2020.

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • Written Report

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Carole Hopps - c.a.hopps@shu.ac.uk or contact the student experience team:

0114 225 2372
NursingandMidwifery@shu.ac.uk

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