Academic Recognition for Professional Learning module (PN50141)

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There is an opportunity for a small number of fee waivers on this module via the Scottish Council’s upskilling fund.  This  offer is to non NHS organisations. If you are interested, please email to the address below providing your organisation and your role.

SCQF Level: 11 (Masters Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30
Total student effort: 300 hours

Available: September and January

Target audience

This module encourages you to adopt a critical, analytical and reflective approach to their practice through reflection on learning in practice. It is suitable for any healthcare professional who has undertaken either formal or informal practice learning related activities. This module can be taken as a stand-alone module or as part of the MSc Nursing, MSc Maternal and Infant Health or MSc Health Studies.

Delivery details

This module will be delivered through online distance learning. You will access all study materials and discussion boards through My Dundee, and whilst the module is running, tutor support is given on an as-required basis through email, discussion boards, telephone and other interactive methods.

Module aims

The module aims to enable you to reflect on personal professional development activities and evaluate these in the context of your role.

Module overview

Intended learning outcomes

Following further study, participation and engagement in the module, you will be able to: 

  • reflect critically and on the learning achieved through participation in continuing professional development
  • demonstrate critical awareness of the impact of the learning on their professional accountability and responsibility
  • evaluate the quality of the evidence base for practice*
  • demonstrate how the CPD claim is to be integrated into the proposed award

*Practice refers to practice, management, research and education.

Indicative content:

  • evidence based practice
  • professional skills and knowledge
  • professional Values and attitudes
  • reflective writing

Assessment strategy

Summative assessment: 3000 words (Level 11). Reflective assignment which should address the learning activities undertaken by the student, reflect on the learning that has taken place and demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes for the module.

Module requirements

You should have a relevant healthcare qualification e.g. registered/licensed nurse, midwife, and paramedic and be registered with a Professional or Statutory Body. You should have a minimum of an Ordinary Degree and have recent relevant practice experience or professional learning. You will need a computer with internet access.

Module contact

For further information, please contact the School of Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534