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Interprofessional Education (Distance Learning)

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Introduction

This module is of benefit to you if you are a professional healthcare practitioner with an educational role working in multiprofessional teams and who is interested in enhancing service delivery through more effective workplace interprofessional working. In this module you are introduced to the key theories concerning interprofessional education (IPE).

You are supported to develop IPE activities that have a focus on improving services for the public. You work in interactive workshops with your peers facilitated by a team of staff who have first-hand experience of developing national and internationally respected IPE.

Students are encouraged to develop a range of independent study skills to locate and use best evidence to inform your learning.

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

You will be able to facilitate interprofessional learning events in your workplace, challenge and influence change, across professional boundaries. Learning is provided in a supportive and creative environment. Your outputs will be designed to have impact for your employer.

Past students have rated this module for having a high impact on their workplace.

What you learn

Learning with your peers, you will study in small groups to explore interprofessional education theory, contextualising this to your working world. Experiential workshops around interprofessional facilitation help you to put into practice the theories you explore.

General areas covered

  • Policy context
  • Interprofessional learning theories
  • Facilitation skills in interprofessional education
  • Quality enhancement mechanisms

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills

  • Facilitation skills
  • Developing new learning and teaching techniques for the workplace
  • Developing effective team working in the context of change and quality enhancement

Unique or interesting features

Learning with peers form a diverse backgrounds all interested in enhancing practice through more effective interprofessional working

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

  • a reliable internet connection
  • Microsoft Windows XP or newer (PCs) / OSX 10.6 or newer (Mac)
  • Internet Explorer version 8 or newer (PC), Safari 4.0 or newer (Mac) or the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 or newer

Fees and Funding for 2019/20

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: £670

International students: £670 - 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

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Relevant work experience
    • Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered via distance learning

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    This module is planned to commence in September 2019 with online induction activities during w/c 23rd September 2019 and teaching from w/c 30th September 2020. The module is normally delivered over a 12 week period.

    This module is delivered via distance learning. Attendance at the university is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.

    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
    • Presentation

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

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Claire Walsh - c.walsh@shu.ac.uk or contact the student experience team:

(0114) 225 2372
NursingandMidwifery@shu.ac.uk

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