Transforming Professional Practice

The Open University

Course Information

Enquiry focuses on one of three possible improvements within practice skill, service to clients or system development. You will explore the most effective means to disseminate the best practice that you have discovered, through publication, presentation at conference, preparation of a consultation paper and the making of a case for change to others.

This Transforming Professional Practice module from The Open University is relevant to a wide range of people in health and social care settings: if you are already or wish in the future to engage in project-working with others, if you are charged with leadership and change agency roles, if you hope to innovate in practice or if you aspire to coach or advise others in their professional development. The module offers valuable opportunities to develop the communication and knowledge dissemination skills that are so important to those who advance professional practice.

The module enables you to enhance your reflective practice abilities and will appeal to those who see personal and collegiate reflection as an important vehicle for continual improvement in practice. Because no assumptions are made with regard to the health or social setting, or the system within which the practitioner works, the module will also assist those working overseas, and in the voluntary sector (beyond the statutory provision in health or social care).

You will learn

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

– systematically conduct enquiries in the literature, reflections on your own practice and local contexts, making appropriate records of your learning in ways that demonstrate scholarship
– disseminate your knowledge and skills in ways that are relevant to the development of practice now and in the future
– present clear observations, arguments and conclusions about your chosen aspect of practice, so that others could either replicate or build on your scholarship
– defend the advancement of practice within your enquiry, making the case to an appropriate authority.

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