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2013 Cohort

FdA Health & Social Care

Education and Professional Development in Caring

Hetal Patel ŠManchester Metropolitan University Email: fdaenquiries@mmu.ac.uk


Contents Introduction to the unit ..................................................................................................................................... 3 What is the unit called? ................................................................................................................................. 3 How many credits will I be awarded? ........................................................................................................... 3 Who will deliver this part of the unit? ........................................................................................................... 3 When does the unit start and end? ............................................................................................................... 3 Curriculum information ..................................................................................................................................... 4 What are the learning outcomes for the whole unit? ................................................................................... 4 What is the curriculum content? ................................................................................................................... 4 Assessment strategies ....................................................................................................................................... 5 How will I be assessed? ................................................................................................................................. 5 When do I need to complete my competencies, placement and submit the portfolio? .............................. 5 Competency information .................................................................................................................................. 5 How many competencies are there? ............................................................................................................ 5 How do I complete my competencies? ......................................................................................................... 6 Knowledge and Understanding – to be completed at university .............................................................. 6 Performance Criteria – to be completed on placement............................................................................ 6 Placement information ...................................................................................................................................... 6 When do I start placement? .......................................................................................................................... 6 How many days do I have to attend placement each week? ........................................................................ 7 Portfolio ............................................................................................................................................................. 7 What is a portfolio? ....................................................................................................................................... 7 How do I submit the portfolio? ..................................................................................................................... 7 Student support................................................................................................................................................. 8 What if I can’t complete the competencies, placement or portfolio in time? .............................................. 8 What if I have a personal learning plan (PLP) through the MMU learning support department? ............... 8 Is help available for students who don’t have a PLP? ................................................................................... 8 Indicative student learning resources ............................................................................................................... 9

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Introduction to the unit

What is the unit called? The unit is named “Education and Professional Development in Caring” or EPD

How many credits will I be awarded? On successful completion students will achieve 30 credits at level 4

Who will deliver this part of the unit? The curriculum content will be delivered by a team of academics: Hetal Patel (unit co-ordinator) Sarah Rutherford (unit co-ordinator) Faye Bruce Clair Tourish Staff from central services will also be involved in teaching on this unit.

When does the unit start and end? EPD starts on 27th September 2013 and ends on 9th May 2014.

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Curriculum information

What are the learning outcomes for the whole unit?

1. Identify, action plan and manage educational and professional development needs and opportunities 2. Recognise, develop and demonstrate the application of skills for professional practice 3. Demonstrate the ability to use reflective skills when evaluating professional and educational experiences 4. Provide evidence of learning from educational and professional practice for the caring professions 5. Identify, review and utilise appropriate sources of evidence in relation to educational and professional practices

What is the curriculum content? During the weeks of the module, you will be studying a range of topics including; Reading and research Role of reflection Higher education development Critical thinking

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Assessment strategies

How will I be assessed?

Summative Assessment: There are 2 summative assessment for this unit. Part 1 of this unit will be assessed by: meeting all competencies and completing all hours on placement. Part 2 of this unit will be assessed by: Portfolio You must pass BOTH parts in order to pass this unit.

When do I need to complete my competencies, placement and submit the portfolio?

The deadline is 9th May 2014

Competency information

How many competencies are there?

The 2 competencies that you will complete are listed below and will be provided in your Competency Framework Documentation:  

SCDHSC0031: Promote effective communication SCDHSC3111: Promote the rights and diversity of individuals

You MUST complete the competencies before the deadline date. It is your responsibility to ensure that you complete the competencies.

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How do I complete my competencies? There are 2 main sections to each competency: ‘Knowledge and Understanding’ and ‘Performance Criteria’ Knowledge and Understanding – to be completed at university The Knowledge and Understanding statements will be met by attendance at lectures and writing a reflection. If you have missed the lectures you will be required to write a 1,500 word assignment, complete with relevant references, to demonstrate the knowledge and understanding statement by the deadline date. Your personal tutor will sign your knowledge and understanding competencies statement during your personal tutor meetings. Performance Criteria – to be completed on placement Each competency identifies a list of Performance Criteria that must be met. Your placement activities should align with the various performance criteria in order to meet that competency. Your mentor will sign your performance criteria competencies. It is recommended that you meet with your mentor, early on, to develop and action plan of how you will meet the performance criteria.

Placement information

When do I start placement?

Placement will begin after the Christmas break. You will be divided into 2 groups and will start placement at different times as highlighted below:  

Group A: 13th January - 14th February 2014 Group B: 17th February - 21st March 2014

You will be on placement for a total of 5 weeks

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How many days do I have to attend placement each week?

You are required to complete a total of 120 hours on placement. You have been allocated a period of 5 weeks, to complete these hours. This works out as approximately 3 days per week or 24 hours per week. It is YOUR responsibility to negotiate your hours of work with your placement provider/mentor. You MUST complete the 120 hours before the end of the 5 week period. It is your responsibility to ensure that you complete these hours. Please note: You cannot pass this module without completing the 120 hours of placement, even if you have completed all your competencies.

Portfolio

What is a portfolio?

The portfolio will be used to assess the learning outcomes for this module. Information on what to include in your portfolio will be provided throughout the year. The competency information is contained within the portfolio.

How do I submit the portfolio?

Please submit your portfolio to the Student Life Office by the deadline date. Due to the size of your portfolio, it may not fit inside the blue coursework submission box so you will have to hand it directly to the Student Life Office. Please note the closing time of the Student Life Office and ensure you submit your portfolio before the office closes. Don’t forget to download and submit the front sheet for this unit, which is available on your EPD Moodle area. Please refer to your ‘assessment guidelines’ handbook if you need additional help or information. Please remember that if you do not submit anything this will be noted as a non-submission.

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Student support

What if I can’t complete the competencies, placement or portfolio in time? Normal MMU regulations apply for late or non-submissions. Please refer to your ‘assessment guidelines’ handbook for details regarding the MMU Exceptional Factors procedure

What if I have a personal learning plan (PLP) through the MMU learning support department? Please see Hetal Patel ASAP as you may be entitled to an extended, revised submission date

Is help available for students who don’t have a PLP? YES – Kate Haley has been appointed as the Student Support Office (SSO) for the Elizabeth Gaskell campus. She is based in room T09. Please contact her for additional academic support if required. One to one appointments are available by contacting Kate directly by email on: k.haley@mmu.ac.uk or by telephone on 0161 247 2535 You can also speak to Stephanie Briggs, Student Experience Tutor, for additional advice and support. She is based in room T107. Please contact her to addition support if required. One to one appointments are also available with Stephanie. Contact her directly by email on: s.briggs@mmu.ac.uk or by telephone: 0161 247 2412

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Indicative student learning resources 1. Adams, R. (2007) Foundations of health and social care. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 2. Bannister, M. (2011) A pre-reader for the foundation degree in health and social care practice. Keswick: M&K Publishing. 3. Brotherton, G. and Parker, S. (2008) Your foundation in health & social care: a guide for foundation degree students. London: Sage Publications Ltd. 4. Cottrell, S. (2008) The study skills handbook. 3rd. ed., Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 5. Hull, C., Shuttleworth, A. and Redfern, L. (2005) Profiles and portfolios: a guide for health and social care. 2nd ed., Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 6. Jackson, C. and Thurgate, C. (2011) Workplace learning in health and social care: a student's guide. Maidenhead: Open University Press. 7. Johns, C. (2009) Becoming a Reflective Practitioner. 3rd ed., Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. 8. Melnyk, B. and Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011). Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare: A guide to best practice. 2nd ed., London: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 9. Moss, B. (2008) Communication skills for health and social care. London: SAGE. 10. Payne, E. and Whittaker, L. (2006) Developing essential study skills. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall. 11. Santy, J. and Smith, L. (2007) Being an e-learner in health and social care: a student's guide. London: Routledge. 12. Steven, C. and Fallows, S. (2000) Integrating key skills in higher education: employability, transferable skills and learning for life. London: Kogan Page. 13. Storey, L., Gillies, A. and Howard, J. (2002) Competency in healthcare: a practical guide to competency frameworks. Abingdon: Radcliffe Medical. 14. Sussex, F. and Scourfield, P. (2004) Social care: level 4. Oxford: Heinemann Educational

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EPD handbook 2013