This module provides an opportunity for participants to further their reflective practitioner skills. It also facilitates the development of expertise in completing thorough pressure ulcer assessments, understanding the underlying reasons for clinical presentation, and making competent evidence based decisions for client-centred interventions.
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This module provides occupational therapists with the opportunity to further develop their clinical reasoning skills in the prevention and management of pressure ulcers. It will address the impact of pressure ulcers on patients and on health service resources. The module will facilitate participants to reflect critically on their everyday practice both as a beginner or as an experienced clinician. The module is appropriate for occupational therapists who work with clients at risk of pressure ulcer development.
This module is available as a credit bearing module and can also be taken as Attendance Only.
Linked programmesPgCert/PgDip/MSc Advancing Practice, PgCert/PgDip/MSc Advancing Practice, PgCert/PgDip/MSc Advancing Practice
Module runs over a 12 week period in total. Students are expected to attend all classes and complete all coursework associated with the module.
Exact Teaching dates are TBC
(a)(i) Have a second class Honours degree or better in an Allied Health Profession subject from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or
(ii) Have an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; and
(iii) Where applicable be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
(iv) Where applicable have continued employment in an area relevant to the chosen modules.
(v) Have a minimum of one year's post-qualification experience (excluding course attendance).
(b) Provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) and for non-native English speakers, IELTS 7.0 (with no contributing band at less than 6.5) or, as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and/or (b):
(c) In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.
English Language Requirements
English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 7.0 with no band score less than 6.5.
Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
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SELF FUNDED PLACES
Interested self-funded candidates should make a direct application using the University's online application system which can be accessed via the University homepage or by using the following link: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline.
Anyone who will be receiving a Commissioned place from the Department of Health (DoH) in Northern Ireland via their HSC Trust should contact their Line Manager in their Health and Social Care Trust in order to obtain a Commissioned Application Form. Please DO NOT apply directly via the University online application system.
Commissioned application forms are distributed from Ulster to HSC Trust representatives normally in July/August for Semester 1 modules and November/December for Semester 2 modules.
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