These outcomes are taught, developed and assessed across different modules. All can be demonstrated in the work-based learning modules at both OU level 1 and 2. These modules will provide an opportunity for you to demonstrate how your practice has been informed through teaching and learning as well as demonstrate increasing skill competence in identified practice criteria.
You will demonstrate this increasing level of competence through:
- tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) that review your ability to evaluate your evidence base for care
- the end-of-module assessment (EMA) which will incorporate a portfolio of practice development and reflective commentary on practice.
Throughout the qualification, cognitive skills are assessed in practice by the demonstration of thinking, understanding and reflective skills.
Cognitive skills are also assessed through adherence to marking criteria that require you to demonstrate relevance and depth within project work whether this be through TMAs, examination or differing forms of EMA.
The development of key skills is woven through all the modules and demonstrated through the preparation of assessed student work. Your skills of problem solving, communication and competence with numeracy are also reviewed and assessed.
The curriculum map demonstrates how increasing use of information technology is reflected through your learning and development of your practice.
Practical and/or professional skills are assessed primarily in practice during the work-based learning modules at OU level 1 and 2. You will need to demonstrate application of your learning to practice at a level of competence that satisfies internal and external standards for diplomas of higher education in healthcare practice.
The learning outcomes for this qualification are assessed through portfolio evidence, TMA and EMA.