Advanced Stoma Care Module at the University of East Anglia
We are pleased to report fantastic progress with the development of the new online 40-credit level 7 module ‘Advanced Stoma Care’ with the University of East Anglia (UEA).
The module, taken together with the core module ‘Using Evidence to Lead and Enhance Practice’ will enable students to step off the programme with a postgraduate certificate (PGCert) in Advanced Professional Practice, or to continue towards the 3-year MSc in Advanced Professional Practice.
‘Using Evidence to Lead and Enhance Practice’ will be available online in September 2018, providing an excellent foundation for ‘Advanced Stoma Care’, which aims to launch in January 2019.
The Advanced Stoma Care module is now fully mapped for content and module organiser, Dr Gabby Thorpe, is currently reviewing potential resources, exploring innovative ways to achieve the learning outcomes and, in liaison with ASCN, making contact with surgeons and nurses across the UK with an invitation to get involved.
Next steps involve a lot of recording, both on-campus in the UEA film studio and with support from the UEA Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, and off-campus, capturing professionals talking ‘in conversation’ with Gabby about their areas of expertise. This includes sharing tips for best practice as well as highlighting new developments, which are likely to become part of routine practice in the future. Keep an eye on the ASCN (UK) website for more information.
For those interested in undertaking the PGCert or stand-alone module, please email Gabby on firstname.lastname@example.org to make enquires and, if you wish, to be placed on a mailing list, so you can be the first to know when applications are open.
The cost for the whole PGCert is likely to be around £2500 or £1600 for the Advanced Stoma Care module alone, but exact costs are still to be confirmed. ASCN UK is keen to support members financially to undertake the PGCert and we encourage you to apply for part or full funding via the Jean Preston Fund (click here for more info) well in advance to ensure the funds are in place.