PP610 Contemporary Issues and Interprofessional Practice
Module code and title:
Contemporary Issues and Interprofessional Practice
Dr Maria Iyekekpolor
Assignment No. and type:
Submission time and date:
By 14:00hrs (2:00
Target feedback date:
Friday 14th February 2020
Assignment – 3000 words. A
critical reflection on your scenario developed from your practice experience.
Your scenario will focus on working with another practitioner from a
Confidentiality Policy for Society and Health 2016
for breaching confidentiality are on a fixed scale:
an individual in the student’s care
award of a mark of 0%
an individual in a peer relationship or senior relationship (e.g. mentor,
a local area within the institution (e.g. Unit/ward/team)
reduction of 20 marks from the final percentage mark of the assessment to be applied.
where the final mark is 46% the confirmed mark will be 26%.
an institution (e.g. trust, school, local authority)
reduction of 10 marks from the final percentage mark of the assessment to be applied.
where the final mark is 52% the confirmed mark will be 42%.
assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to
demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
Critically evaluate systems, models and principles for working
collaboratively and effectively with other professions and agencies
Develop a critical understanding of the skills, knowledge, values and
attributes necessary for inter-professional practice, for self and others
Develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the
legal and policy framework and contemporary literature pertaining to IPP
Show a conceptual and reflexive understanding of the causes of
failures in health and social care, their meaning to service users, carers
and professionals and what best practice is.
Formative Assignment – Presentation
This is a 5 minute presentation using PowerPoint to explore your
scenario you have developed from your practice experience. The scenario is to
describe an event where you worked with another practitioner from another
occupation. It is suggested that you use a maximum of 2 PowerPoint slides to
keep within the timeframe.
Feedback from students and the module leader will focus on your
scenario, not on your presentation style. Feedback will be constructive and
developmental, and will enable you to form your final, summative, written
Summative Assignment – 3000 words +/- 10%
Assignment. A critical reflection on your scenario developed from your practice
experience. Your scenario will focus on working with another practitioner
from a different occupation.
Guidance Notes: Your scenario:
This should be approximately 500 words.
The scenario needs to focus
onone piece of work that you
carried out working jointly with another practitioner. The aim is to explore
your relationship with that practitioner. Please write in the first person
Useful questions to help you structure your description:
What happened? What was the situation? What was my
role? What did I plan to achieve? What did I do? Who was present? What was
their role? What did they do? How did it end?
Do not attempt to explore how you, or others, may
have felt in your description.
Notes: Critical Reflection on the scenario
This should reflect (using the first person ‘I’) on what your scenario
Useful questions to help you structure your critical reflection:
What was I thinking during the event, and after the event?
What was I feeling during and after the event? What do I think about those
who were present? How did others make me feel? How did the ending make me
The essay needs consider the following themes and explore them only if
they are relevant to your scenario (all may be relevant, or only some,
depending on your experience):
Aims of interprofessional practice (and definition) The importance of supporting service users/patientsThe core values of interprofessional practice
Relate clearly to
Professional accountability duty of careThe legislation framing practiceCompetencyCurrent issues affecting the workplace
Relate clearly to
What can go wrong (serious case reviews)
Professional hierarchy and power
Was this evident
in your scenario?
CommunicationTeam workingEmotional competence and elegant challengingConfidence in sharing information
Relate clearly to
What you have learned about working with another practitioner, and how
you can use that learning to improve your practice in future.
Citations (In-text referencing):
Your essay will not be a critical reflection unless you link your ideas to
evidence (proof of reading) with in-text referencing. You will lose marks for
‘knowledge’ (a big part of what you are marked against) without providing
in-text, and end of essay, references.
Word count – you can lose marks
without providing a word count
Reference list on a separate
Good luck. We will go through this together during the module and you
can always email me if you get stuck or have questions.
and research requirements
Please reference your work according to the Harvard
style as defined in Cite Them Right
This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. and Shields, G.
(2016) Cite them right: the essential
reference guide. 10th ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Copies are available via the University library.
Blackboard materials are available to support you in
using citations to evidence your work. The session notes and PowerPoints
include in-text citations lists of references used to support the module. Please make use of the learning
How your work
will be assessed
Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it
demonstrates your achievement of the stated learning outcomes for this
assignment (see above) and against other key criteria, as defined in the
University’s institutional grading descriptors. If it is appropriate to the
format of your assignment and your subject area, a proportion of your marks
will also depend upon your use of academic referencing conventions.
will be marked according to the grading descriptors for Level 6.
Please use the Turnitin
submission point in the Submit
your work area in your Blackboard module shell.
Please ensure that your
work has been saved in an appropriate file format. Turnitin will only
accept the following file types: Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint,
PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF, OpenOffice (ODT), Hangul (HWP), Google Docs,
or plain text. Your file must also contain at least 20 words of text,
consist of fewer than 400 pages and be less than 40MB in size.
You can submit your work
as many times as you like before the submission date. If you do submit
your work more than once, your earlier submission will be replaced by
the most recent version.
Once you have submitted
your work, you will receive a digital receipt as proof of submission,
which will be sent to your forwarded e-mail address (provided you have
set this up). Please keep this receipt for future reference, along with the
original electronic copy of your assignment.
If you have submitted your essay to the original
submission point via Turnitin as a draft, but are then awarded an extension,
please send a copy of your original Turnitin receipt to your Registry
Administrator (Laura Terrett) so that your original submission can be
You are reminded of the University’s regulations on academic
misconduct, which can be viewed on the University website: https://bucks.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0024/9546/Academic-Misconduct-Policy.pdf. In submitting your assignment, you are
acknowledging that you have read and understood these regulations
Submission date and time
This assignment should be submitted before 14.00hrs
UK time on 24th January 2020
Work that is submitted up to 10 working days
beyond the submission date will be accepted as a late submission. Late
submissions will be marked and the actual mark recorded, but will be capped
at the pass mark (typically 40%), provided that the work is of a passing
standard. Work submitted after this period will not be marked and will be
treated as a non-submission.
Feedback and marks for this assignment will
be available by 14th February 2020.
Fit to Submit: Assignment Checklist
This brief assignment checklist is designed to help you
avoid some of the most common mistakes students make in their coursework.
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IF NOT, DO IT NOW!
In it you will find details of the assessment task, word count, the assessment criteria your work is marked against, and the learning outcomes – the basis for the assessment strategy in each module. Students often lose marks by forgetting some of the more straightforward elements of their assignments. We recommend that you “tick off” each of the points below as you prepare your work for submission. If you need any help, ask your tutor and / or visit https://bucks.ac.uk/students/academicadvice/assessment-and-examination TICK
Have you read and understood the assessment criteria? Have you met the learning outcomes? You will lose marks and your work may even be failed if you have not. Have you demonstrated you can think and writecritically in the completed work? This means you have supported your arguments/explanations appropriately e.g. using relevant academic sources and you have offered discussion points which extends your own or others’ viewpoints to make reasoned conclusions/judgements. Have you maintained an academic tone throughout your work? Is your work formal, focused, developed and clear? Have you checked that the referencing in your assignment is in line with your programme requirements? Have you proof-read your work and used spellcheck software to check your spelling and grammar? Have you checked the presentation of your work is as specified by your tutor, for example, are font size, colour, style, line spacing and margins as the tutor specified? Have you kept to the word count (or equivalent)? If you are not sure, check with your tutor. Can you confirm that the work submitted is your own and not plagiarised?