Work-based learning in orthopaedics (20 credits)
Module Leader: Elizabeth Benomran
The aim of this module is to enable postgraduate medical doctors to accredit learning developed in practice. It is available to students employed in orthopaedic settings and is designed to build on, and apply, the skills and knowledge developed in the evidence-based practice module which is a pre-requisite for this module. The learning and teaching strategy focuses on supporting students to develop skills and knowledge relevant to their practice environment. Students will work closely with a practice advisor and their academic supervisor to identify appropriate learning outcomes for the development of their knowledge and skills in a specialist area of orthopaedic practice. The practice advisors are expected to be experts within the student’s specialist area of practice and should have at least the same level of qualification as the student. The practice advisor will be identified either by the student or the programme team. The role of the practice advisor is to support the student and assist them with the selection of appropriate case studies for their assessment; they will not be involved in assessing the students. Practice advisors will be supported in their role by the academic supervisor through the use of the e-learning@tees VLE.
On successful completion of the module students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and critical understanding of how evidence-based practice can be applied to their area of orthopaedic practice. E-learning and other means of electronic communication will be utilised by academic supervisors while students are in practice. Students will be required to make contact with their academic supervisor at set contact points during the module. The summative assessment will be presented in the form of a portfolio including a SWOC analysis, learning outcomes, written account of two case studies (2,000 words each) that enable the student to achieve their learning outcomes and a conclusion assessing how and where the learning outcomes have been met and identifying further areas for development. Formative assessment will be in the form of a detailed plan of one of the case studies.