Module code: HCRM036

Module Overview

This module will enable healthcare practitioners to evidence their personal and professional journey of development leading to deep learning and autonomous practice within the context of contemporary healthcare practice

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

DOPSON Amy (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 114

Lecture Hours: 36

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:
• Reflective practice;
• Individual planning;
• Lifelong learning for health and social care professions.
• Policy development,
• Legal and ethical issues,

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Reflective portfolio of professional development 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the development of their professional and practice skills and knowledge within contemporary healthcare practice
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Reflective portfolio of professional development
A reflective synopsis critically analysing their role in health and social care and their current learning needs (2500 words)
• A Personal Development Plan outlining their future scheme of study.
• An extended Curriculum Vitae
Formative assessment
Review of learning and development portfolio
Presentation of analysis of personal and professional development
Students will receive feedback through a variety of methods, these include:
• Verbal – during seminar sessions, or tutorials
• Written – formative feedback on chart
• Email – where requested by student
E discussion forum’s via Surreylearn

Module aims

  • Create a culture of professional and personal development whereby the healthcare professional develops a personal journal of development to evidence their deeper understanding of their professional role within contemporary healthcare practice

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Critically reflect on their experiences, past learning and achievements to construct an outline plan for a structured programme of learning/ development address their individual learning and development needs KPT
002 Critically explore the relevance of their proposed scheme of study for both their personal and professional development drawing on the contemporary literature on professional development CKPT
003 Critically explore current health and social care policy and implications for service users/patients within the context of their own practice and personal development CK
004 Demonstrate their understanding of lifelong learning and how it relates to the maintenance of personal and professional skills and proficiency through critical reflection and information fluency CKPT
005 Critically evaluate the relative success of this strategy post-placement and relate their work practice to a discrete body of academic literature. CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to reflect the programme and School's learning and teaching strategy to create dynamic, effective and caring health professionals. It will facilitate this through the use of blended learning and increasingly e-learning. The aim is that this module will be offered in 2 formats, either as a blended learning module or as a full e-learning experience, to meet the individual learning needs of students.
The learning and teaching methods include:
• Lectures (including e-leactures)
• seminars
• guided study
• E-learning

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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Other information


Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.