PMMPS1-Professional skills for healthcare practice

Module Provider: Pharmacy
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Miss Kate Fletcher

Email: k.e.fletcher@reading.edu.my

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module aims to prepare international students enrolled on the MSc in Clinical Pharmacy Practice with an overview of healthcare practice in the UK.  Students will undertake 50% of the module as experiential learning to embed communication, consultation and medicines optimisation knowledge, skills and behaviours.  Students will be supported to reflect on their experiences by developing a professional portfolio of experiential learning which will be used throughout the MSc programme.  This module will be studied at the University of Reading and within local clinical pharmacy healthcare providers.


Aims:

This module aims to prepare international students enrolled on the MSc in Clinical Pharmacy Practice with an overview of healthcare practice in the UK.  Students will undertake 50% of the module as experiential learning to embed communication, consultation and medicines optimisation knowledge, skills and behaviours.


Assessable learning outcomes:

Knowledge:




  1. Compare and contrast the structure of the UK healthcare system to the student’s own area of practice

  2. Compare and contrast the culture of healthcare practice in the UK to the student’s own area of practice

  3. Describe different consultation styles and how they can be utilised in healthcare practice

  4. Discuss the role of personal beliefs in healthcare practice, with reference to shared decision making

  5. Explain terminology related to shared decision making, including adherence, compliance and concordance



 



Skills




  1. Demonstrate safe and effective communication skills with patients and other healthcare professionals

  2. Demonstrate ability to prioritise and justify treatment recommendations

  3. Demonstrate ability to suggest counselling and medicines information recommendations to improve medicines optimisation

  4. Demonstrate oral presentation skills to peers



 



Behaviours




  1. Demonstrate a willingness to communicate effectively with patients and other healthcare professionals in a non-discriminatory manner

  2. Demonstrate a proactive attitude to learning opportunities and working as part of a team

  3. Demonstrate a reflective approach to case presentations, collaboratively supporting peers and receiving constructive criticism openly

  4. Recognise own limitations and escalate concerns regarding a patient’s care to the appropriate named individual in a timely manner


Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

This module will focus on contrasting student’s experiences of their own healthcare practice to the UK model of clinical pharmacy practice.  Content will highlight UK healthcare practice, communication skills and consultation models.


Global context:

This module will highlight the differences in international healthcare practice, supporting students to consider the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s (IPF) Global Competency Framework in their local context.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

This module will use a range of teaching and learning methods including face to face lectures, workshops and tutorials.  In addition, there will be simulated learning to support communication skills development.  The remaining 50% of the time will be experiential learning, embedded in local healthcare providers, observing healthcare practice, researching pharmaceutical care plans and then reflecting on these patient cases with tutors, peers and/or other clinicians.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Seminars 10
Practicals classes and workshops 60
External visits 7
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 10
    Wider reading (directed) 10
    Advance preparation for classes 10
    Preparation for tutorials 20
    Completion of formative assessment tasks 20
    Group study tasks 13
    Reflection 20
       
Total hours by term 0 200 0
       
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Project output other than dissertation 50
Practical skills assessment 50

Summative assessment- Examinations:


  1. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)


Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:


  1. Experiential learning portfolio


Formative assessment methods:


  1. Presentation of pharmaceutical care plans prior to inclusion in experiential learning portfolio

  2. Workplace-based assessments during experiential learning

  3. Workplace-based assessments during simulated learning


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: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Assessment requirements for a pass:


  1. The OSCE examination must be passed at 50% with all essential criteria met

  2. The experiential learning portfolio must be passed at 50% and contain all mandatory content


Reassessment arrangements:

Reassessment will be arranged promptly to not delay the next module’s experiential learning component.  Individualised timings may be required depending on the specific requirements for reassessment.


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 14 October 2019

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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