The development of this unit is the first of its kind in Scotland and reflects the growing recognition of the need for training, skills development and heightening awareness in the field of psychological trauma.
The development of recent guidelines and recommendations from such influential bodies as NICE, World Health Organization, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Government in addressing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or trauma related clinical presentations provides context to the unit in political, health terms, nationally and globally.
This enables this module to:
The concept of exposure to a traumatic event(s) is now recognised as a contributing factor to the development of a variety of mental health conditions. It is not confined to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Addressing the treatment and support needs of survivors of trauma within our services requires a systemic approach. This is characterised both by:
Becoming trauma-informed is a process that involves striving towards a new way of understanding people and providing services and support. This process involves a gradual integration of trauma concepts and trauma-sensitive responses into daily practice.
To engage with the the module you will be required to have access to an appropriate clinical population.
The module can be completed as a single credit based module. Alternatively, it may be used as credit towards the MSc in Advanced Practice.
Study method: Online only, Distance learning, Part-time
The broad aims of the module are to:
Participation in this module enables you to gain knowledge in a range of activities associated with advancing your professional practice:
The expectation is that you will:
Specific context will include:
This module is distance learning based using online learning which includes Blackboard Collaborate, podcasts, self-directed activities and reading material.
Assessment will comprise of a 4,000 word assessment.
Completion of the Advanced Practice course provides opportunity to develop transferable skills. This will optimise the ability of each student to impact on the experience of individuals, families and service providers within a range of clinical, social and pastoral settings within the UK and internationally.
All modules are related to NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), enabling you to clearly identify the core and specific dimensions within the KSF which can be achieved when you successfully complete your module/programme.
Participation in this module will enable you to gain knowledge in a range of activities associated with advancing your professional practice:
All modules can be linked to specific professional capability/competency frameworks within your practice area. You are encouraged to view your participation within the Masters of Advanced Practice programme as a means of supporting your professional development plans (PDP) and career progression.
This module may be completed as a single credit-based module. Alternatively you can use it as credit towards the MSc in Advanced Practice.
Modules will be offered subject to demand and need to meet a minimum class size of eight students.