Information Giving and Informed Consent

Information Giving and Informed Consent

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This module aims to facilitate and support the active participation of health care practitioners in the informed consent process. It will enable you to work with, and respond to, current policies and legal and ethical frameworks in practice. It will also enable you to develop an increased awareness of the patient/carer perspective regarding the process of information giving and informed consent. You will be encouraged to critically reflect on this, and the principles and practice of facilitating informed consent in the context of your scope of practice, helping to improve the service you and others deliver and enhance the patient experience of informed consent.

Who the course is aimed at

All healthcare professionals who may be involved with consenting patients, or those that want to understand more about the legal, ethical and professional responsibilities associated with gaining an informed consent.

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

Understanding the practice and principles associated with gaining an informed consent from a patient and the importance of information giving in this process will ensure that personal regulatory and organisational requirements are met in terms of operating safely within a healthcare environment.

What you learn

This module aims to increase your understanding of the legal, ethical and professional principles associated with gaining an informed consent and being able to apply them in practice by reflecting on your own professional practice. You will also be able to reflect on the role of information giving in facilitating an informed consent.

General areas covered

  • Legal
  • Ethical
  • Professional practice regulations
  • Patient perspectives
  • Patient information

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills

  • Reflective practice
  • Critical appraisal and evaluation
  • Evidence based practice

Unique or interesting features

You will have regular online opportunities to discuss and share practice and ideas with others on the module and gain feedback from your tutor.

Professional recognition

Pending accreditation by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR).

To Study this distance learning module you will require access to a computer with:

  • a reliable internet connection
  • Microsoft or Apple Mac Supported Office Software
  • the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

Fees and Funding for 2023/24

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £830

EU / International students: £830 - 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:

Further information and Workforce Development Funding / CPD Funding online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Relevant work experience
    • Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support
    • Reliable internet connection
    • If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill area

    The above must be evidenced in your application form

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered via distance learning

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    Module sites open for induction Monday 15th Jan 2024

    Module starts Mon 22nd Jan 2024

    Submission Date Thurs 19th April 2024


    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of a single assessment task. The assessment task for this module is:

    • Written Assignment

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

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Cath Holborn - or contact the student experience team:

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