Advanced Practice – Negotiated Independent Work-based Learning


Advanced Practice – Negotiated Independent Work-based Learning

This module is an independent learning module that is available to a wide range of practitioners and of particular value to advanced practitioners or those preparing for an advanced practice role. In consultation with the module leader, students will identify a particular topic that is of interest to them or pertinent to their practice or role. This negotiated specified area of practice forms the foundation of the module; students will address each learning outcome in relation to their specified area of practice.

The module learning outcomes and activities are generic and based around the knowledge and skills required in order to be able to effectively function as an advanced practitioner.

Any subject may be negotiated. It is anticipated that specified areas of practice may be related to a particular:

  • Imaging or treatment modality e.g. CT, MRI, RNI, US, bracytherapy
  • Aspect of practice (clinical or theory bases) e.g. forensic radiography, CT Angiography, financial management, radiobiology
  • Aspect of patient care or management, e.g. stroke, wound care, on-treatment review
  • Professional concepts e.g. continuing Professional – Development, evidence based practice, team working
  • Aspect of practice role such as clinical leadership, research, education, service improvement and development.

Students will be assigned an academic tutor who will provide guidance through a series of tutorials. Students will be expected to complete this module within a period of 6 months.

Within the assessment students are required to complete a series of tasks and address these in the context of their specified area of practice. Guidance is provided through a series of tutorials with the module leader or assigned academic tutor.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate performance and critically appraise personal learning and development as a consequence of independent work based learning; establishing future learning needs through the process of reflection.
  2. Critically examine and apply key theoretical principles associated with specified area of practice.
  3. Synthesise information from a variety of sources and consider their implications for professional practice.
  4. Critically explore how current context of health and social care influences the development of professional practice.
  5. Critically examine concepts of competence and expertise, and explore their relationship to professional development, quality of care and service delivery.

Who is the module for? Radiographers and registered healthcare practitioners practising within the breast care field with at least two years’ full-time clinical experience and a degree/diploma or equivalent in radiography.

Module code: RA7001

Entry criteria:

  • Degree/diploma or equivalent in radiography for Medical Imaging and Oncology pathways or a professional healthcare qualification for the Breast Evaluation pathway
  • Minimum two years’ full-time clinical experience
  • Access to clinical practice and processes is required
  • Confirmation of mentoring support from appropriate personnel at the workplace for those modules that contain a clinical element

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 7

Assessment: Log book/profile and portfollio

Location: Kingston University

Pattern of Delivery: 1 day

Module dates:*

  • 15 January 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £800

Programme: This module is part of Breast Evaluation PgCert/PgDip/MSc and Medical Imaging MSc PgCert/PgDip/MSc and Medical Imaging (Mammography) PgCert/PgDip/MSc  and Oncology Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc