ONC8013 : Quality Improvement (E-learning)
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Miss Melanie Robertson
- Lecturer: Dr Victoria Hewitt
- Owning School: FMS Graduate School
- Teaching Location: Off Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
This module leads the learner through the prospective development of a project charter to improve the quality of clinical service or to develop professional practice, relevant to their own clinical area. Online interaction with tutors and other students broadens the learner’s knowledge of the various stages involved in such initiatives, and furthermore, encourages reflective practice.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module will cover the following topics:
•What is practice development?
•Identifying the need for change: political drivers
•Identifying the need for change: user involvement
•Supporting practice development
•Barriers to change
•Conducting / designing audit
•Performance indicators / appraisals and sharing best practice
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||12||4:00||48:00||Online content|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||11||2:00||22:00||Supplemental reading|
|Guided Independent Study||Online Discussion||10||1:00||10:00||Via discussion board|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Through a series of online tutorials and weekly activities as well as private study (including directed reading) students will gain a detailed knowledge of the practice development process. Students are encouraged to participate in online collaborative discussions via the discussion boards to help consolidate their understanding of the curricular and discuss how to apply the theory to their own practice.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||1||M||90||Practice development proposal. (2000 words)|
|Portfolio||1||M||10||Participation in collaborative e-learning activities throughout the module|
|Written exercise||1||M||Discussion Board Activity|
|Written exercise||1||M||Draft proposal|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The summative assessment requires students to critically develop a practice development proposal and allows them to demonstrate how their new theoretical understanding has influenced and can be adapted for their own practice.
A participation grade is included to encourage and reward the student's engagement with the
Should a student fail the participation assessment and have to undertake a re-sit they will have to
complete a different form of assessment. The student will be asked to look at 2 participation
activities as identified by the module leader/team and submit a 500 word written summary (approx. 250 words per activity).