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PA50275: Advanced professional development 1

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Portfolio of Practice (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To identify and practice strategies for developing advanced level practice and learning skills in the context of appropriate professional frameworks.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit participants will be able to:
1. Systematically and critically identify gaps in their own learning needs and create strategies to meet these needs, based on the competency framework set out for example in the ACLF and in line with the KSF and Agenda for Change (professional skills, practical skills, key skills; taught, facilitated and assessed)
2. Undertake a series of self determined activities to develop or prepare for an advanced practice role (intellectual skills, professional skills, practical skills, key skills; taught, facilitated and assessed)
3. Collect and critically evaluate a selection of evidence to demonstrate that the identified learning needs have been met (in line with the appropriate framework) (intellectual skills, practical skills, key skills; taught, facilitated and assessed)
4. Work in peer learning sets to review and develop learning style, goals and activities, including giving and receiving peer feedback (professional skills, key skills; taught and facilitated)
5. Reflect on their development as an advanced practitioner for the duration of this unit (intellectual and key skills; taught, facilitated and assessed).

See classification of learning outcomes above.


* Learning needs analysis and personal development planning
* Returning to learning and learning in and from practice
* Advanced communication skills including presentation and writing skills
* Skills for learning online and at a distance
* Making use of evidence for practice
* Portfolio building.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA50275 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • TSPA-ADT16 : Modular Programme in Advanced and Specialist Practice
  • TSPA-ADM16 : MSc Advanced and Specialist Healthcare Practice
  • TSPA-ADC16 : PG Cert Advanced and Specialist Healthcare Practice
  • TSPA-ADL16 : PG Dip Advanced and Specialist Healthcare Practice

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.