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Presentation on theme: "WITH SPECIALISATION IN: Dialysis Willem Fourie PhD GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HEALTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LEVEL 7."— Presentation transcript:


2 BACKGROUND No qualification on the NZQA framework MIT was approached by members of the New Zealand Board of Dialysis Practice (NZBDP) with the view to develop a national qualification for Dialysis Technicians. Fredric Doss, Dannis Moses and Balaji Jagannathan have been actively involved in the development of this new programme, and facilitated consultation with the NZBDP and endorsement of the programme as the qualification recognised for preparation of Dialysis Technicians in New Zealand. The programme will prepare graduates for the NZBDP certification examination.

3 TARGET MARKET People who are degree graduates or hold a relevant professional qualification and/or professional experience to be successful in this programme For the Dialysis specialisation the specific target market is: People who hold a Health Sciences degree or equivalent, and are interested in working in the dialysis field People who are currently working in the health field and have relevant qualifications and/or experience

4 PROGRAMME STRUCTURE FOR DIALYSIS SPECIALISATION – 120 CREDITS Semester 1 - 60 CreditsSemester 2 - 60 Credits Core Course Adult Learning and Professional Practice (COP) Evidence-based Practice and Research (COP) Elective Course (Dialysis) Health and Wellness in Renal Failure (COP) Pharmacology for Dialysis Technicians (COP) Elective Course (Dialysis) Renal Science (COP)Renal Failure Treatment Options and Advanced Therapies (COP) Elective Course (Dialysis) Dialysis Management 1Dialysis Management 2

5 GRADUATE PROFILE Specialist knowledge Demonstrate advanced knowledge of science and an ability to apply scientific principles and concepts. Solve problems through the application of scientific knowledge and methods. Demonstrate the application of advanced concepts within the specialist area. Effectively access information relevant to the subject and apply to practice. General intellectual skills and capacities Apply critical, conceptual and reflective thinking to practice. Integrate knowledge to judge, assess and make decisions. Understand own scope of practice and how it relates to other health professionals Make appropriate use of advanced information and communication technologies. Provide patient centred care in a culturally safe manner with diverse groups and individuals in the provision of effective care. Recognise the significance of the Te Tiriti O Waitangi by upholding its Articles and Principles within their practice.

6 GRADUATE PROFILE CONT Personal qualities Work independently and in collaboration with others. Be an independent life-long learner and able to plan and achieve personal and professional goals. Respect the values of other individuals and groups, and an appreciation of human and cultural diversity. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity and an awareness of the requirements of ethical behaviour. Plan, prioritise and complete work in a timely manner. Dialysis specialisation By meeting the competencies of NZBDP the graduates on successful completion of Graduate Diploma in Health Science and Technology (Dialysis) will provide competent and safe clinical dialysis care and advanced technical management.

7 ENTRY AND SELECTION Entry Requirements for Dialysis Specialisation Hold a Bachelors degree or equivalent OR Have a relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the Dean or their representative, to demonstrate ability to study at level 7 AND Have completed a minimum of 30 credits study at level 5 in Bioscience and Anatomy and Physiology AND Have English competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. An overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.5) or equivalent Selection Requirements Students will be accepted on a first come first served basis in order of successful application process. All successful applicants will be interviewed to determine any support needed and to provide career guidance.

8 LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGIES Principles of adult education, in particular promoting partnership between the students and teaching staff. Content will be taught within a health context, teaching and learning approaches will be based on current best practice. Integration of learning and content from courses will occur by applying that knowledge to relevant situations throughout the programme. A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used in order to meet the diverse learning needs of the students. Teaching will emphasise the development of social cohesion within each cohort, developing a culture of support and confidence in students and a high level of respect and caring for others Where possible practical and theoretical content will be presented holistically and integrated Simulation and clinical experience will be used to develop practical skill and knowledge Tuakana – Teina

9 ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES Formative & Summative assessment. A range of assessments will be used to reflect the skills required of the various disciplines and include assessment of competencies where relevant. Multiple choice tests are intended to assist students to develop skill in answering these, in order to prepare them for the external examination Internal and External moderation NZQA monitoring

10 ACCREDITATION CON’T NZQA panel visit on 7 October 2013 Candis Craven, NZQA Contracted Independent Chair. Professor Ian Simpson, Emeritus Professor of Medicine University of Auckland and Hon Consultant Nephrologist ADHB Adrian Buttimore, Living Kidney Donor Counsellor, Christchurch District Health Board Rachael Walker, Nurse Practitioner Adult/Older Adult (Renal) Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Jo Dickens, Principal Lecturer and Programme Leader, School of Social Science, Manukau Institute of Technology

11 ACCREDITATION Commendations : Commends the Faculty’s engagement with the clinical team and the District Health Boards in the development of this programme; Commends the commitment of the institution to delivering this niche programme and the intention to look for other opportunities in allied health; Commends the institution on the quality of the teaching environment at Ko Awatea campus. Recommendations: That an external moderation process be established using some other clinical provider with dialysis expertise ideally outside of the Auckland region. That a portion of the clinical teaching be undertaken by identified staff from the multi- disciplinary teams - for example: nephrologists, pharmacists, dieticians, palliative care specialists, psychologists. Recommended for approval by the panel

12 WHAT STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE? Contractual arrangements with the Auckland DHBs for clinical access and teaching expertise Development of lectures and teaching material Composition of a Steering/Governance group to oversee the development and implementation of the qualification Marketing, recruitment and enrolment of students 9 10 EFTs Implementation date 7 July 2014 09 9688606


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