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PgCert Professional Development in Primary Care

Academic Year 2021/22

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

PgCert Professional Development in Primary Care

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Code

MED-PC-PR

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100246

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Part Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

10 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

60

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 7

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

N/A

Accreditations (PSRB)

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

No

Programme Specific Regulations

Candidates must have successfully completed 60 Credits from the range of modules/short courses approved for this award

Students with protected characteristics

n/a

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

This programme is designed to meet the continuing professional development needs of those staff working in primary care. There is an emphasis on providing a flexible, and accessible training.

On successful completion of the programme students should be able to:

• Demonstrate knowledge of skills, techniques and approaches required for leadership and coaching
• Apply these skills in the Primary Care setting.
• Show evidence of reflection on their experience and professional practice
• Demonstrate transferable skills acquired through the modules chosen and improve their own learning and experience

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Analyse, critically evaluate and synthesise different information from external and internal sources.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops and group activities. On-line workshops and work based activities

Methods of Assessment

Written Assignments

Reflect on their own professional experiences and practices in the light of current theory, research, and debate.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops and group activities. On-line workshops and work based activities

Methods of Assessment

Written Assignments

Engage in independent research and scholarship.
Think creatively in a constantly changing environment.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops and group activities. On-line workshops and work based activities

Methods of Assessment

Written Assignments

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate Independent learning ability required for continuing professional development

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops and group activities. On-line workshops and work based activities

Methods of Assessment

Written Assignments

Depending upon the modules selected, demonstrate knowledge and understanding of leading change within their area of practice and management

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops and group activities. On-line workshops and work based activities

Methods of Assessment

Written Assignment

Demonstrate competence in leading from a variety of different positions depending on contextual situations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops and group activities. On-line workshops and work based activities

Methods of Assessment

Written Assignments

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Apply insights from the theories studied during the course in their everyday work situations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops and group activities. On-line workshops and work based activities

Methods of Assessment

Written Assignments

Use qualitative and quantitative research methods to investigate the needs and practices of their organisations with the view to promoting growth and improvement

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops and group activities. On-line workshops and work based activities

Methods of Assessment

Written Assignments

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Manage time effectively

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops and group activities. On-line workshops and work based activities

Methods of Assessment

Formative and Written Assignments

Demonstrate Effective written and verbal communication skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops and group activities. On-line workshops and work based activities

Methods of Assessment

Formative and Written Assignments

Problem Solving

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Workshops and group activities. On-line workshops and work based activities

Methods of Assessment

Formative and Written Assignments

Information Literacy and Technology

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

On-Line Workshops

Methods of Assessment

Formative and Written Assignments

Improving own learning and performance

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops and group activities. On-line workshops and work based activities

Methods of Assessment

Formative and Written Assignments

Engagement with, and evaluation of, research, including action-oriented research in organisations to improve outcomes for all those involved.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops and group activities. On-line workshops and work based activities

Methods of Assessment

Formative and Written Assignments

Working with Others

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Workshops and Group activities

Methods of Assessment

Formative Activities

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Strategic Management and Leadership in Primary Care

SCM7053

7

40

YES

YES

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Coaching Skills for Leaders

SCM7055

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Social Prescribing

SCM7057

7

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes