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A wide range of assessment strategies are employed to ensure that the postgraduate student has acquired the knowledge and understanding, as well as the intellectual, practical and transferable skills for this Programme. The details of the assessments feature in the relevant module handbooks. The assessment strategy of this Programme will thus seek to reflect the learning outcomes of each module.
Assessment for the module incorporates both clinical and academic processes i.e. both cognitive ability and professional competence are assessed (at level M).
Component A: Practice-Based Assessment
The practice-based assessment consists of a production of a Clinical Portfolio of evidence This portfolio is comprised of:
The practice-based assessment is marked as a PASS/FAIL. All elements are equally weighted. Further details are in the clinical portfolio handbook
Component B: Written assignment
Consists of a 3,000 word written assignment on a subject relating to the area of specialty being studied. Further details are in the module handbook
Your negotiated learning contract will specify exactly how the module learning outcomes will be achieved. Clinical assessment areas will also be defined as a result of discussions, and subject specific competencies must be demonstrated in all areas.
Potential areas for study will be negotiated and could include a sub-speciality of areas such as:
General medical ultrasound
The content of this Masters level module will be defined following discussions between yourself, the module leader and your manager, and will result in a learning contract being drawn up.
You will be allocated to an action learning set, which will consist of a group practitioners each involved in a separate work-based learning activity.
You will maintain regular contact with each other to discuss the problems you face within your respective sub-specialities.
Learning and Teaching
Negotiated specialist ultrasound practice (2) will be delivered using a variety of approaches, which may include; work-based, action and problem-centred learning, enquiry-based learning, supervised clinical practice, negotiated learning contracts, facilitated learning in the workplace, key lectures, debates, seminars and student presentations.
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30 credit Masters level module
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