Bournemouth University Doctors
The D.Prof course will incorporate the four interlinked elements of:
- Practice development
- Literature review
- Personal narrative
Via your practice-focused study you will develop a vision of what to focus on and why and how it can be explored.
Your independent learning will be supported by six – nine facilitated days a year which involved group learning and support, topic sessions linked to the study milestones and research and supervision.
Via nurtured scholarship and membership of a small class of six to eight students, you will engage in peer and group supervision regularly throughout each year. The focus will be on developing your personal narratives and conceptual framework to guide practice in the caring professions. This will be informed by principles of humanisation and upholding the values of what it means to be human, developed at Bournemouth University by Galvin & Todres.
From year two you will have two supervisors who will enable the development and progression of your research and practice development elements, as well as providing support through the ups and downs of the D.Prof journey. You also benefit from learning with and from each other within an interdisciplinary and interprofessional learning community.
Our DProf course is deisgned for health and social care professionals from a range of backgrounds including:
- Lecturer practitioners who have completed masters studies
- Practitioners aspiring to be a nurse, midwifery or therapy consultants
- Service leaders and managers from a variety of health and social care organisations including general practitioners, psychotherapists and counsellors, and educationalists.
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