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Specialist independent study

This module enables you to develop and explore an area of specialist clinical practice. Negotiating with your manager or as your module leader, you will identify an area of new or continuing study.

Using the framework of independent contracted learning a plan of action will be developed to enable you to explore the area of specialist practice by identifying 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: 3337
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 6

Module leader

Dr Jane Rutty
E: jrutty@dmu.ac.uk
T: 0116 201 3897

Semesters

Semester 1:
This module runs twice per academic year via negotiated individual tutorials.  There are three x four 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 four 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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