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The Royal Marsden School

Critical Reflection in Clinical Practice

Cost

£1000

Delivery method

Online

Length of module

On-line learning will be the main method of teaching for this academic year because of the challenges with Covid-19. Some sessions can be completed at a time to suit your availability, but others will need to be accessed at a specific time.

Academic credits and level

15 credits at level 7

Entry requirements

Applicants should be health or social care practitioners

Course availability

Register your interest

Course summary

This module will enable the student to analyse key theories and models of reflective practice and consider their relevance to the acquisition of knowledge, learning and subsequent professional development in cancer care. Additionally, the nature of professionalism and the impact it has upon patient care will be explored. This module is core for MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Cancer Care: Advanced Practice pathways.

This module will be delivered online. E-learning materials are released on specified dates and students are expected to log in and participate in the activities during that week. 

To get the best from the live video-conferencing sessions and enable you to participate fully, you should have access to a computer or laptop with a camera and microphone.

This module is in association with: UEA-logo

Key topics

  • Concept and role of reflection in and on clinical practice
  • Models of reflection
  • Professions in society and healthcare
  • Professionalism and professional practice

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module you should be able to demonstrate achievement of the following learning outcomes:

  • Critically examine key theories and models of reflection and explore their relevance and application to their work setting
  • Critically explore the advantages and disadvantages of critical reflection in shaping professional practice in the clinical setting
  • Critically appraise existing knowledge and understanding related to your area of practice and how this has contributed to developments in care
  • Explore the nature of professions and professionalism in clinical practice and examine the impact that these concepts can have upon the quality of care / research
  • Critically analyse and synthesise theories and approaches relevant to the complexity of ethical, personal and professional dimensions of clinical practice

Dates

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Assessment

Level 7: 3,000 word essay

Student support

Tutorials with the module leader or personal tutor are available if students require additional help with the planning and writing of their assignments. Email and telephone support are also available from the module leader/personal tutor. 

The Royal Marsden School uses an online environment called Moodle which students must access during their studies to support and enhance our courses. The site provides resources and communication tools. All students will be provided with a username and password to access module specific sections as well as general learning support such as study skills and library resources. Students also have access to the David Adams Library and Electronic Resource Centre. 

To get the best from the live video-conferencing sessions and enable you to participate fully you should have access to a computer or laptop with a camera and microphone. If you have any concerns or need help, please do not hesitate to contact us.