Practicum 2

Expected to be available to study in February 2021.

This practice-based module provides the opportunity to revise the learning gained from online modules through work-based activities and assessment in an approved clinical setting.

To enable students' to demonstrate the appropriate application of acquired knowledge and skills in Gender Identity Healthcare within independent practice, showing progression along a continuum of clinical complexity; and through a period of supervised practice, to become a confident, sensitive healthcare practitioner able to work independently and with an ability to mentor, enthuse and provide leadership to the next generation.

Topics covered 

Content will be clinical context specific. However, it will include clinical guidelines pertaining to that specialty and protocols for referrals and record keeping.

Generic topics will include:

  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Inclusive practice 
  • Effective communication
  • Leadership skills
  • Mentoring skills
  • Reflexivity
  • Advocacy

Learning outcomes 

On successful completion of this module, you will be expected to be able to: 

  • Undertake profession-specific or specialty-specific clinical practice within gender identity services.
  • Critically evaluate your own performance through self-assessment and in response to the assessments of senior colleagues and to patient feedback.
  • Formulate appropriately evidenced recommendations in line with professional expertise and job role.
  • Demonstrate readiness for autonomous practice within scope of own profession and role(s).
  • Demonstrate sensitive and appropriate interactions with a range of trans and gender-diverse patients.
  • Contribute appropriately and effectively to interprofessional teamwork.
  • Evaluate relevant specialist networks and the evidence-base for practice.
  • Demonstrate reflective mentorship and/or, leadership and/or advocacy.

Assessment 

  • Workplace based assessments must be appropriate to your area of clinical experience and based on national frameworks in the field. You will receive guidance on core specialties and appointment types of which you will need to gain experience, for example, new patient assessments, hormone and surgical referral appointments.
  • An electronic log book (PDF document) recording your experiences, numbers of observations, patients seen, treatment plans and referrals made, variety and complexity of cases and your reflections on the former, signed off by a workplace-based supervisor.