Application of Critical Thinking and Reflection in Practice
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.
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 2022/23
|Indicative price for stand-alone module||
Home student: £710
EU / International students: £1,205 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.
|How to apply||
To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:
To apply for a Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:
- 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.
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