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A34PDP Professionalism. Diversity and Professional Identity Development
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  2.1 OR pass at MBBS • Degree is in a medical or allied healthcare professions discipline subject and/or sufficient associated work experience • Students on the MMEdSci, PGDip and PGCert Medical Education courses. • PGCHE students • Students proposed as suitable by the Head of School of Medicine

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module introduces students to professionalism, diversity and concept of professional identity formation using insights from the broader literature in education, the humanities, leadership, management, psychology and sociology as applied to a medical or healthcare professions education context. The module explores individual values and beliefs about professionalism, diversity and professional identity formation, investigating the way in which the values, beliefs and held assumptions of teachers, influence the experience of students, in a medical or healthcare professions education context.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Seminar 1 weeks2 per week8 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Practical 50 2500 words: Design an assessment and remediation intervention for evaluating unprofessional behaviour in a medical or healthcare professions education context with an explanation to support your rationale. 
Assignment 50 1500 words: Based on the experience before, during and after the various activities for exposing individual beliefs about diversity, reflect on your ongoing development as a medical or healthcare professions educator. 

Convenor: 
Miss C Haines

Education Aims:  The aim of this module is to consolidate the knowledge, skills, values and desirable behaviours of students in the expert roles of a teacher with a focus on role model and leader.

Learning Outcomes:  Learning Objectives:
In a medical or healthcare professions education context, students will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • The way in which professionalism and unprofessional behaviour have been major focus of attention for medical education over time
  • The influence stakeholders such as the profession, the public and patients on the teaching of professionalism and professional identity formation, including the various drivers for change from a policy perspective
  • The ways in which professionalism is assessed at the level of individual as well as at an interpersonal and institutional level
  • The programmatic assessment of professionalism including the identification and management of unprofessional behaviour episodes over time
  • The formal institutional processes for managing unprofessional behaviour including ‘fitness to practice’ procedures
  • The various ways in which unprofessional professional behaviour is remediated using theory-driven interventions
  • The development of professional identity formation and educational programmes through the lens of diversity
  • The way in which perspectives about culture in the broadest sense influence the delivery of teaching or learning opportunities as well as the design of educational activities
  • The range of student factors which challenge the teachers’ ability to recognise and respect diversity
    Learning Outcomes: By the end of the module, students will be able to:
  • Critically apply relevant theories for the design of an intervention for assessing and remediating unprofessional behaviour in a medical or healthcare professions education context
  • Critically reflect on individual personal and professional development as a medical or healthcare professions educator in the expert roles of teacher

    Offering School:  Medicine


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