PMM3PP-Professional practice portfolio

Module Provider: Pharmacy
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites: Employment as a healthcare professional
Co-requisites: PMM2RP Research Project in Clinical and Health-related Sciences
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Miss Kat Hall


Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module aims to support practitioners to document their research journey as they develop as clinical researchers.  The module involves submission of a structured mini portfolio only.  The portfolio will support practitioners to reflect on their research experiences, which can be mapped to a competency framework of their choice.


To support practitioners to critically reflect on their research journey whilst studying module PMM2RP.

Assessable learning outcomes:


  1. Where applicable, demonstrate knowledge of relevant professional frameworks


  1. Critically reflect on the knowledge, skills and behaviours developed whilst studying PMM2RP

  2. Identify and prioritise current and future learning needs for conducting successful research projects


  1. Continually advance own knowledge and understanding through continuing professional development and life-long learning

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

This module will focus on supporting practitioners to document their research journey as they develop as clinical researchers

Global context:

This module is offered to UK practising healthcare professionals and is focused on the UK healthcare system.  The portfolio can be mapped to a research specific framework for the field of study or generic professional frameworks, such as the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Advanced Pharmacy Framework.  Where practitioners choose a framework, it can be UK based or international.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

This module is self-directed supported by a structured mini portfolio.  It is studied alongside PMM2RP and, as such, the distinction of hours by term is not possible.  The hours shown for autumn term below are spread over the entire module.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Guided independent study:      
    Other 14
Total hours by term 14 0 0
Total hours for module 14

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Portfolio 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

1. Professional portfolio of learning

• Portfolio contents review

Formative assessment methods:

  1. Feedback from academic supervisor

  2. Feedback from workplace-based supervisor

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Assessment requirements for a pass:

  1. The professional portfolio of learning must be passed (marked as pass/fail) and contain all mandatory content

Reassessment arrangements:

Reassessment will usually be arranged within a three-month period.  Where required, and determined to be achievable, it will be arranged promptly so as not to delay any further study.  Individualised timings may be required depending on the specific requirements for reassessment.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

1. Printing and binding Currently library costs for printing are 5p a sheet for black and white. A simple ring binder can be purchased from stationers for around £3.

Last updated: 16 December 2019


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