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ARCS5266M Utilising CPD to Enhance practice

15 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Helen Harcus

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

CPD is required in order for practitioners to maintain and build on their current skills. The College of Radiographers' definition of CPD is:"An ongoing professional activity in which the practitioner identifies, undertakes and evaluates learning appropriate to the maintenance and development of the highest standards of practice within an evolving scope of practice.’’Students will need to reflect upon the knowledge acquired via the CPD activity and develop a plan to utilise this to enhance clinical practice. Students will be able to attend lectures/workshops on other programmes within LICAMM (but not from any of the Diagnostic Imaging programme modules), a CPD event/opportunity in clinical practice or external study days/conferences; however, if they choose the latter option, the cost will be the student’s responsibility. All CPD must be have been undertaken in the 12 months prior to commencing the module. Proof of attendance at a CPD event will be required. If the student wishes to also undertake either the Diagnostic Imaging Dissertation and/or the Clinical Practice Evidence Review module(s) the topic chosen for each module must have a completely different emphasis and be related to a different issue related to clinical practice. All projects must be agreed with the module leader prior to commencement.


Students need to;-
-Identify an appropriate CPD event/opportunity (to be agreed with the module leader). This must be have been undertaken in the 12 months prior to commencing the module
-Demonstrate critical evaluation/analysis/reflection on the knowledge and skills gained from the CPD event/opportunity
-Critically evaluate the impact the CPD event/opportunity has on their own knowledge and devise a plan to utilise this to enhance clinical practice

Learning outcomes
The module will provide the opportunity for students to:-
-Reflect critically on a CPD event/opportunity
-Review relevant evidence in the literature related to that area of CPD
-Critical evaluate and devise a method to utilise knowledge gained in order to enhance clinical practice
-Make recommendations for enhancing clinical practice based on their findings

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to
-Identify appropriate CPD event/opportunity
-Reflect critically on how the CPD event/opportunity may be utilised to enhance practice
-Devise a method for implementing these changes into practice
-Make recommendations for practice based on their evaluation


The module gives students the opportunity to critically evaluate/reflect on knowledge gained from the CPD event/opportunity and to devise a method for implementing this in order to enhance practice

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Work Based Learning241.0024.00
Private study hours121.00
Total Contact hours29.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study


Opportunities for Formative Feedback

-Group Tutorial incorporating discussion of CPD event/opportunity
-Proof of attendance at an appropriate CPD event/opportunity
-Submission of 200 word outline of CPD event/opportunity previously attended with plan for how this may be utilised to enhance practice
-Attendance at individual tutorials

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3000 words100.00
Research Proposal2000.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 17/04/2019


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