Module Title:   Responsibility and accountability in professional practice

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3300M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr M Youseffi

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To critically examine:
Legal, ethical, cultural and professional issues, associated with professional practice;
The roles and responsibilities of the accountable practitioner within the context of interprofessional health care delivery.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Keynote lectures, tutorials, Blackboard, discussion, the simulated patient.

Lectures:   10.00          Directed Study:   60.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   10.00          Other:   20.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Critically discuss current legal, ethical and cultural theories that impact on the provision of inter-professional, person-centred, health and social care.

Evaluate strategies for the promotion of equal opportunities, anti-discriminatory practice and empowerment.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Critically analyse the legal, ethical, cultural and professional implications, responsibilities and boundaries within the context of professional accountability.

Evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses in relation to own professional practice.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Evaluate personal, professional and organisation accountability.

Take responsibility for eliciting information, through working with others and problem solving.

  Coursework   100%
  Essay regarding legal, ethical, cultural & professional issues from an interprofessional perspective (2000 words)

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Legal, ethical, cultural and professional theories. Including: principles of deontology, utilitarianism, ethical decision-making; health-related legislation; human rights and culturally-competent care. Contemporary issues impacting on health and social care practices: including needs-led service provision. The role of self as a newly registered practitioner and as a member of an interprofessional team: including appreciation of the role of others and holistic care practices; personal accountability and independent practice; responsibility and; professional limitations and boundaries in relation to professional and regulatory body requirements. Partnership in care: professional responsibilities and patient`s rights; complaint processes and implications. Statute and policy affecting self and others in the workplace: including quality, professional liability, clinical governance and audit. Managing change, leadership and organisational culture, in the context of developing practice. Developing self in preparation for interprofessional practice and continuing professional development. CV writing, interview and presentation skills; lifelong learning.

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