Assistant Practitioners work as part of the wider health and social care team and have direct contact with patients, service users or clients providing high quality and compassionate care. Assistant Practitioners work at a level above that of Healthcare Support Workers and have a more in-depth understanding about factors that influence health and ill-health The Assistant Practitioner is a job title applied to a wide variety of roles that have been developed locally by employers to meet individual service need. Upon successful completion of this standard, individuals will have obtained the core skills, knowledge and values/behaviours to become an Assistant Practitioner. The specialist pathway options have been aligned to the sectors identified by local employers, these will include: • Physiotherapy • Speech & Language Therapy • Mental Health • Community Health • Public Health The programme is a flexible, authentic practice learning course aimed to develop competent, confident and compassionate practitioners, providing high quality, safe and responsive person-centred care across the lifespan in diverse care setting. This course includes significant practice (or work-based) learning. Students will have the opportunity to achieve proficiencies relating to their area of practice aligned to the optional modules in the second year. This will enable them promote health and prevent ill health, provide and monitor care, work as part of a team, improve safety and the quality of care, and contribute to integrated care.
Year 1 • Higher Education and Digital Skills for Health Professionals • Foundations of Professional Practice • Introduction to Clinical Skills • Clinical Practice 1 • Anatomy and Physiology • Mental Health & Wellbeing • Communication and Working in Teams Year 2 • Research in Evidence Based Practice • Leading and Integrating Care • Pathophysiology for Healthcare • Clinical Practice 2 • Optional Pathway Module 1 • Optional Pathway Module 2
Reflective Essay Practice Assessment Document Portfolio of Evidence Ongoing Achievement Record Written Exam Essay Presentation Medication Exam Health Promotion Campaign Clinical Practical Exam Poster Following completion of the programme students will be required to complete the externally assessed End Point Assessment (EPA). This assessment includes MCQ and written test, Reflective Journal, Practical Observation and professional discussion.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We are unable to accept international students on this course
Equivalent qualifications may be considered, including workplace delivered NVQs We are looking for applicants who are passionate about health care professions and providing person centred care.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or 4 or above, or acceptable equivalent.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£12000||Whole course|
|Channel Islands||£12000||Whole course|
|Republic of Ireland||£12000||Whole course|
Additional fee information
Plymouth Marjon University
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