Work based learning and role extension : a match made in heaven?

EDDY, Angela (2010). Work based learning and role extension : a match made in heaven? Radiography, 16 (2), 95-100.

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Link to published version:: 10.1016/j.radi.2009.12.001

Abstract

This paper presents, and discusses the findings from an exploratory study which examined a cohort of postgraduate therapeutic radiographer students’ experiences of undertaking work-based learning to support role extension. The findings showed that three themes emerged which impacted on individual experiences: organisational issues, role and practice issues related to competence development and the individual’s background and experience. The conclusions are that new models must emerge, and be evaluated, to offer appropriate support to those individuals who demonstrate the skills and ability to progress to advanced and consultant levels. Departments need to deliberate how they can effectively introduce and support role extension, giving specific consideration to study time, the number of higher level practitioners in training, as well as how to offer effective clinical supervision. Collaboration between higher education institutes and departments should enable the development of tripartite agreements to facilitate effective support for the learners. ª 2009 The College of Radiographers. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.radi.2009.12.001
Depositing User: Angela Eddy
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2014 11:11
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2014 11:11
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8407

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