UCC CPD courses

Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance for Advanced Clinical Practice MH6030

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  • Title

    Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance for Advanced Clinical Practice MH6030

  • Code

    MH6030

  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    January 2022 to February 2022

  • Qualifications

    CPD Module

  • Fees

    Regular Fee €1,100 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    31st October 2021

  • Course Delivery Method

    Online

  • Credits

    10

  • Start Date

    Semester II

Outline

Module Objective: This module explores organisational dynamics in relation to leadership, quality improvement, governance and collaborative practice. The aim of this module is to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes appropriate to advanced practice roles so as students may make an effective contribution to the attainment of excellence in person centred care, and to the development of both health and social care policy and health service delivery.

Module Content: Overview of health care system and structure, developments and funding; analysis of health policies, structures and governance systems, and their implications for practice. Overview of the policy process. Strategies for planning service provision, implementing changes in practice, quality improvement. The role of evidence-based practice, accreditation, regulation in quality improvement and patient safety. Clinical and professional development issues; leadership and management frameworks, which focus on the development of the Advanced Practice role nationally and internationally. Collaboration, communication, working in groups and team building in health care, and issues influencing the reality of working in an advanced practice role.
The module introduces and further develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes of healthcare professionals in the context of clinical governance with specific emphases on leadership theory and skills, inter-organisational partnership principles and frameworks, the concepts of participation and principles of collaboration, team building and understanding individual and organisational change and how to implement change successfully. Students explore motivational models, performance appraisal systems and approaches to managing conflict.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate current developments in the Irish health care with a focus on Advanced Clinical Practice.
  • Analyse the impact of international and national policy and policy formation on health service current and future provision.
  • Analyse and critically compare frameworks for partnership, quality and governance in different health care contexts including role change and collaborative practice.
  • Critically compare and contrast different leadership and management theories and apply these to practice settings.
  • Evaluate quality improvement models and strategies and their application to effective management and quality improvement at individual and organisational levels.
  • Critically appraise the implementation and evaluation of different approaches, which enhance the professional development of oneself and others in clinical practice.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Written assignment, 150 marks and Presentation, 50 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Practicalities

200hr(s) Other (Online Learning: Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning).

Orientation Semester II 3rd January 2022

Semester 2 Dates TBC

24/1/22 Unit 1 On-line

31/12/22 Unit 1 On-line

7/2/22 Unit 2 On-line

14/2/22 Unit 3 On-line

21/2/22 Unit 4 On-line

Assignment Date TBC at a later date.

Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Written assignment, 150 marks and Presentation, 50 marks).

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

 

 

Why Choose

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

·Critically evaluate current developments in the Irish health care with a focus on Advanced Clinical Practice.
·Analyse the impact of international and national policy and policy formation on health service current and future provision.
·Analyse and critically compare frameworks for partnership, quality and governance in different health care contexts including role change and collaborative practice.
·Critically compare and contrast different leadership and management theories and apply these to practice settings.
·Evaluate quality improvement models and strategies and their application to effective management and quality improvement at individual and organisational levels.
·Critically appraise the implementation and evaluation of different approaches, which enhance the professional development of oneself and others in clinical practice.

Requirements

Applicants for MH6030 must satisfy the following specific entry requirements:

Normally hold a Honours primary degree (minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade I).

  • in a relevant subject (e.g. nursing, medicine, pharmacy, clinical therapies, philosophy, law, theology, social sciences) OR
  • in any discipline and either possess a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field or show evidence of at least two years' work experience in a relevant field.

Applicants with a Second Class Honours Grade 2 will also be considered on a case by case basis. 

Note: In exceptional circumstances, applicants without a primary degree may be recommended for entry to the module after a review of their individual qualifications and experience by the course committee.

Admission to the module(s) will be subject to internal university approval processes on the recommendation of the Head of School. 

Applicants for Nursing and Midwifery CPD modules who do not hold an up-to-date IELTS certificate showing the requisite Academic Board approved COMH scores must demonstrate evidence of appropriate work experience within an English language environment for at least the previous 2 years.

 

Fees and Costs

Regular Fee; €1,100.  There is an application fee of €35.00

How Do I Apply

To apply for this module: Application form for can be accessed in the link below: 

Application Form:  03 03 21 CPD Form

  1. Download and complete the application form at the link.
  2. Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo)
  3. Pay your €35 application fee for this module via UCC’s Online Portal, noting your Application ID: Click here to proceed to UCC’s Online Portal
  4. Send your completed application form, photo and any relevant documents, including your application ID via e-mail to cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre, 

An tIonad um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil Leanúnaigh,

Q+1 floor, The Boole Library, Main Quad, U.C.C.

e-mail cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

 

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