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Independent study

This module explores specialist knowledge, practice and attitudes that underpin an independent study by promoting assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation resulting in the enhancement of healthcare. 

Negotiating with your manager and module leader, you will identify your learning outcomes, how you are going to meet them and how you are going to present your assessed work. 

You then spend the remainder of the module undertaking your study and writing up your work. It is anticipated that the module will provide the opportunity to critically examine an issue which is relevant to your current practice. 

Critical analysis of professional practice is also encouraged using a national and / or international perspective.

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with the NMC / HPC or other relevant professional body. ESSENTIAL
  • Undertaken successful level 4/5 academic study. ESSENTIAL
  • Currently be employed in practice and have the support of their manager in undertaking the module. ESSENTIAL
  • Have a named mentor in clinical practice throughout the duration of the module. ESSENTIAL

Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3338
Module Credits: 15
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Penny Harrison
E: pharrison@dmu.ac.uk
T: 0116 201 3854

Semesters

Semester 1:
This module runs twice per academic year via negotiated individual tutorials. There are three x two hour classroom sessions at the beginning, middle and end of the module.

Semester 2:
This module runs twice per academic year via negotiated individual tutorials. There are three x two hour classroom sessions at the beginning, middle and end of the module.

Return to study

This is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard.

If it is sometime since you undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking some self-directed academic updating around returning to study.

More information can be found here

Fees

Learning Beyond Registration contract

 

 
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