Professionalism in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton

Program Description

Professionalism in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton

Professionalism in Context - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

This module is for professionals in the health, social care and public sectors and examines the concept of ‘professionalism’ in the context of your role within your employing organisation and wider environment.

The course is based on the understanding that ‘professionalism’ is a problematic term that relates to both the competencies and standards to which you work and the purpose and values that underpin professionalism for you.

Through study on the course, you will be encouraged to develop your critical perspectives on professionalism and relate this to your development within your occupational role and in the context of your organisation, service or community.

You will consider notions of professionalism and explore the sources used by professionals to guide their behaviour and development. Within this, the importance of leadership is critically reviewed. In the light of ideas about what constitutes an effective professional, you will be asked to critically review your own skills and plan development that is appropriate to you and your organisation. To do this you need to understand and evaluate the impact of the immediate and wider context on your role and be able to critically evaluate and develop the role itself.

This module will be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, guided learning, independent study, group discussion and reflective practice.

Your learning will be based around three areas of study:

Professionalism:

Critiques of theories of professionalism and professionalisation; stakeholders in professionalism; the role of knowledge and values; codes and competencies; professionalism in the context of workforce development; service modernisation and the knowledge economy.

The Professional:

Professionalism, managerialism, leadership and effectiveness; learning as a professional: professional development, critical reflective practice, learning from theory and practice.

The Wider World:

Reviewing the external environment, stakeholders, relationships with other services and organisations, policy and strategic directions in the environment, inter-agency working, developing mutual understanding and joint approaches to values, principles and directions, collaboration, competition and best value. This will include a brief introduction to the history of policy and structures of your sector with the emphasis on implications for the present and potential change and will consider the different evidence bases used in health and social care, bio-medical and other paradigms.

This module will be taught through a series of lectures, seminars, guided learning, independent study, group discussion and reflective practice.

Professional recognition

Mapping of the learning outcomes of this course against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) is currently underway.

Entry requirements

Students will normally have completed a first degree, however alternative experience and / or academic qualifications will be considered.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
Duration
Duration
1 semester
Part time
Price
Price
800 GBP
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Deadline
Start date Aug. 2017
Place
United Kingdom Bolton, England
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Duration 1 semester
Price 800 GBP