Advancing health and professional practice through independent study

This module allows the student to develop and explore in considerable depth an area of advancing and/or advanced health and professional practice. In negotiation with their manager or module leader, an area of new or continuing advanced study will be identified.

Building on prior achievements concerning the student’s knowledge and experience the student will take forward an area of advancing health and professional practice using the framework of an independent contracted learning.

This is an independent study module and you will be required to negotiate individual tutorials with the relevant supervisor/s to discuss the learning outcomes of the module. The content for this module will be influenced by your choice of topic to study. You will be required to critically examine a topic independently.

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 international perspective.

  • Ability to study at Masters level (minimum of 2.2 first degree OR evidence of degree level study) and evidence of recent study.


How to apply

Online application forms and guidance for application process


Key information

Module Category: MPHE
Module Code: 5203
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 7

Module leader

Ms Penny Harrison
T: 0116 2013897


Semester 1

Wednesdays from 2pm until 4pm

  • 11/10/2023
  • 25/10/2023

Semester 2

Thursdays from 2pm until 4pm

  • 08/02/2024
  • 22/02/2024
  • 14/03/2024