Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Assistant Healthcare Practitioner: Work Based Learning 2

Course summary

Course code: OMED1311
Level: 5
Credits: 30
School: Education and Health
Department: Adult Nursing and Paramed. Sci
Course Coordinator(s): Maureen Mounty

Specification

Aims

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to:

Consolidate the theoretical knowledge and skills required by an assistant Health and Social Care practitioner.

Indicative content

Legal and professional issues
Values clarification
Role boundaries
Assessment, care planning, evaluation and documentation
Assessment tools
Negotiation, partnership and empowerment, concordance and compliance
Inter-professional / multi-professional working/ interagency working
Diversity and inequalities

Clinical skills related to students practice e.g. - wound assessment, skin integrity, pain management, respiratory assessment, blood glucose assessment, falls assessment, catheter care, communication skills, Activities of Daily Living.

Attitudes
Care and compassion
Patient experience
Knowledge
Legal and professional issues
Values clarification
Role boundaries
Assessment, care planning, evaluation and documentation
Assessment tools
Negotiation, partnership and empowerment, concordance and compliance
Inter-professional / multi-professional working/ interagency working
Diversity and inequalities

Skills
Risk Assessment
Collaboration, Teams & Partnership
Information Handover
Delegation/Prioritising
Complaints
Clinical decision making
Discharge planning
Numeracy
Literacy
Communication

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

1 Participate effectively in the delivery of care within the multidisciplinary team.
2 Discuss the ethical, legal and professional issues related to health and social care provision within own clinical area.
3 Reflect on the three negotiated learning outcomes (agreed by the Manager and Programme Leader in Term One). The reflective account should include a reflection on the role and boundaries of the Assistant Health and Social Care Practitioner within the current context of health and social care provision.
4 Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, values and attributes required to develop therapeutic relationships, empower, work in partnership and negotiate care with patients and families/carers.

Teaching and learning activity

Keynote lectures and skills sessions will be delivered to students across both undergraduate and postgraduate adult nursing programmes.
• Lectures, discussion
• Skill sessions
• Problem solving activities
• Small group work
• Student led seminars/debates
• The Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) will be used as a platform for on-line activities, guided and independent reading to facilitate the development of evidence based knowledge
• Learning in Practice will involve the student in applying their knowledge and skills to the care of adults across secondary, primary and community care settings.

Assessment

Written assignment - 100%
Maximum 3000 words.
Reflective Log based on the three negotiated learning outcomes agreed in Term One in the Practice Assessment Document. L.O. 1,2,3,4.
Pass mark - 40%