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LP20618: Personal & professional development 2

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health (administered by the Learning Partnerships Office)
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year at Action on Addiction
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: PF 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • portfolio, 4500 words, (100%) (PF 100%)
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:
This unit aims to foster the professional and personal development of the student practitioner, in relation to current standards of best practice, research evidence and theory.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
* Interpret own roles and responsibilities in the organisation, recognising the limitations of own competence and areas of responsibility;
* Monitor, reassess, evaluate and report on the process and outcomes of interventions used with clients;
* Apply the principles of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice, demonstrating awareness of relevant legislation and codes of practice;
* Critically reflect on own professional development needs and devise plan/ strategies to meet them within a given timescale.

Intellectual Skills
* Critical self-reflection [F/A]
* Evaluation of research evidence [T/A]
Professional Skills
* Evaluation of programme processes and interventions [T/A]
* Participate in and evaluate professional development activities [F/A]
Practical Skills
* Journal Keeping [F]
* Comply with confidentiality requirements [F]
Key Skills
* Share information with other professionals [F]
* Work in co-operation with other professionals [F/A].

1. Significant and emerging theories and principles of:
a. Roles of other professionals in the field of addictions counselling/treatment.
b. Group dynamics and multi-disciplinary team working.
2. Methods, techniques and processes relating to:
a. Recognising and avoiding stereotypical assumptions.
b. Identifying different role positions and expectations of the worker.
c. Reflecting on applications of good practice, including equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice.
3. Information and facts about:
a. The role of self in the organisation and the limitations of own competence and area of responsibility.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

LP20618 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Programmes administered by the Learning Partnerships Office
  • UHHL-KFF09 : FdSc Addictions Counselling (Full-time at Action on Addiction)