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Postgraduate Course: Professional and Personal Development: Work based/related Application (NUST11060)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course is set to build on and expand the learning opportunities for clinicians who have successfully completed the Professional and Personal Development course. It enables students to hone, refine and embed knowledge and skills acquired previously to within their own field of practice.
Course description As a work based course, this mainly self-directed unit is set to offer students an opportunity to conduct an educational project within their own clinical setting. At the heart of the course is the work based/related learning contract, drawn up between the personal academic advisor and the learner. This learning contract will affirm negotiated scope for the project and articulate intended learning outcomes ¿ anchored to professional and personal development themes. Guidance for the development of a learning contract will be provided at the outset of this course.

The student will be expected to provide a critical analysis of the project and its impact and to reference (where applicable) to educational theory.

The student, with the support of the academic advisor and / or the course organiser, will identify the specific work-based clinical area in which the principles and practices of professional and personal development can be explored. Negotiating access to this clinical setting and (where applicable) to other staff, is the responsibility of the student.

Supervisory arrangements, for regular and ongoing support, will be negotiated at the outset of this course between the student and their academic advisor. It is anticipated that a minimum 6 hours of face to face contact hours will be negotiated, for support of learning, and that an electronic discussion board be utilised to support peer learning.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Professional and Personal Development (NUST11059)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to set appropriate learning objectives and prepare a learning contract in a creative manner.
  2. Demonstrate the ability as a reflective professional to communicate and justify their formulation of their work based aim and objectives.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate the learning outcomes.
  4. Exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in professional activities.
  5. Draw on critical reflection on own and others roles and responsibilities.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Students who undertake this course will further enhance their personal and professional developments. As such, and beyond the attributes noted in the prerequiete course, graduates will be to:

Gain from Appling analysis, evaluation and synthesis to an issue that has direct application to the healthcare setting they work in;

Benefit from the experience of managing a complex academic undertaking, where they are expected to take lead as independent learners;

Exercise substantial autonomy in the way professional activities are carried out and used as evidence for goal attainment.
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMr Sharon Levy
Tel: (0131 6)50 9236
Course secretaryMr Sergio Mori Sierra
Tel: (0131 6)50 4661
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