Contemporary Issues in Advancing Practice
This module explores the context in which advanced practice takes place, and helps you to critically examine the key policy drivers and ethical and legal influences that impact upon advanced professional practice. It also examines the theoretical basis for clinical decision-making and managing complex situations, and the context of collaboration and teamwork with advancing practice. The module will challenge you to develop and enhance the following key skills for advanced practice:
- critical thinking
- problem solving and innovative thinking
- risk management
- clinical reasoning
- leadership / fellowship
This is done by providing a supportive and inclusive learning experience through the use of collaborative tools to support peer learning, engagement with module materials and the academic team that facilitate your learning.
Who the module is aimed at
You will be a registered health care professional working in primary, secondary or tertiary care wishing to develop your understanding of the legal, ethical and professional context in which advanced practitioners work.
Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient
This module enables you to develop the core knowledge, skills and attitudes that you require as an advanced clinical practitioner. By critically examining the factors which affect the development and implementation of advanced practice roles, you develop an awareness of the contemporary issues affecting your role and its execution. You develop an understanding of the wider context of advanced practice roles within health care, and their impact upon the provision of high quality patient-centred care.
What you learn
You learn about the contextual drivers for advancing clinical practice, develop your understanding of clinical reasoning and decision-making and the importance of clinical risk management in practice.
General areas covered
- legal and ethical principles for autonomous practice
- positive risk-taking
- clinical decision-making, clinical reasoning and managing complexity
- human factors and patient safety
- the socio-political context for advancing practice
- psychology and emotional self-care
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.
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:
Normally an honours degree recognised in the UK, at 2:2 or above in a related health care subject.
This module forms a core module in the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice award.
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.
(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:
Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits