Policy Implementation and Evaluation Level 7 (Health CPD)
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Policy is vitally important within all aspects of healthcare; in that it identifies a general plan of action in order to achieve the outcomes desired and is fundamental in decision making. While healthcare policy therefore underpins the delivery of high-quality care, the ability to achieve constant improvements in patient experiences also requires practitioners to translate policy to practice by utilising their expert power and negotiation skills. Working in such a way enables the development of a culture of creativity and innovation within teams, organisations and health systems, thus advancing practice. This module aims to enable practitioners to manage the business and resources (including people) to meet external targets and drivers by enhancing their understanding of how the political, policy and business drivers impact on the strategic operation, management and leadership of their organisation and healthcare. Within the module the role of creating a culture where innovation and change are a constant focus is explored, in tandem with the development of a reflexive approach to leadership. A combination of e-learning activities will provide the underpinning theories, and learners will be supported to explore personal challenges of leadership and management in relation to advancing both their practice and that of others.
Online Block Release Dates:
08/01/24, 22/01/24, 05/02/24, 19/02/24, 04/03/24, 18/03/24
Live Online Sessions:
18/01/24, 01/02/24, 15/02/24, 29/02/24, 14/03/24, 27/03/24 all 2-3pm
- Critically evaluate the political, social, technical, economic, organisational and professional contexts as a driver for change within your scope of advanced practice.
- Apply and evaluate creative and innovative approaches to problem solving and decision making for implementing policy at the point of care.
- Reflect on and critically discuss effective and ethical leadership skills to influence the need for change within your scope of advanced practice.
- Critically assess and address own learning needs, negotiating a personal development plan that reflects the breadth of ongoing professional development across the four pillars of advanced clinical practice.
- Critically appraise and apply relevant research, evaluation and audit to both inform own practice and to guide that of others.
6 Online Blocks of learning over 12 weeks
Live online webinars and tutorials
20 credits = 200 effort hours
At least one study day per 2-week block of learning
Attendance expected at live (synchronous) tutorials and webinars
3,500 word written assignment
To apply for this as a single module as part of your Continuing Professional Development please enter the application system via our Professional Development section.
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