Developing professional competence for non-graduate health care professionals (‘Bridging module’) (degree level)

Key features

This module has been developed especially for experienced practitioners who have not previously studied at degree level, or who have not studied for some time, to enable you to demonstrate your ability to produce reflective and analytical work at degree level as a prerequisite for masters level study.

You will develop your application of knowledge and theoretical understanding of your area of practice by using your literature searching skills and drawing from a range of current research, policy, legislation and theoretical frameworks. 

You will learn to critically analyse the effectiveness of your practice through the use of reflection and demonstrate this within your academic writing as well as building on your ability to apply professional values to complex situations within organisational constraints.  

This module can be taken as a standalone professional development short course or as a ‘bridging’ module in preparation for the MSc Pre-Hospital Critical Care/Retrieval and Transfer programme.

Course details

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and theoretical understanding to your area of practice, drawing from a range of current research, policy, legislation and theoretical frameworks and present it within an appropriately structured piece of academic work
  • demonstrate your ability to critically analyse the effectiveness of your practice through the use of reflection
  • demonstrate the ability to apply professional values to complex situations within organisational constraints.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is in two parts:

Formative – feedback on a paragraph of writing alongside an A4 plan of the overall assignment (does not count towards mark for module).

Summative – 2000 word critical reflection.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).  

Module dates

The dates for the next delivery are to be confirmed.

Module lead – Peter Allum

Evidence-based practice is central to the provision of optimum care, ensuring positive patient outcomes. Critical thinking is a core requirement of evidence-based practice and this will be developed throughout the module.

Find out more about Peter Allum's research interests

Entry requirements

Students wishing to undertake this module must be a registered healthcare professional working in an area of practice that will allow you to meet the module learning outcomes.

The module lead will consider any evidence of your potential ability to study at degree level, but as the module is intended to assist students who wish to study at this level as a bridge to postgraduate study, you are not expected to have attained degree level at the start of the module.

Fees and funding

Fees

Please see our professional development module fees page.

Funding

Funding for this module may be available through your employing trust. Please contact your trust’s education coordinator in the first instance. If you work in the private, independent or voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you accordingly.