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Enhancing Palliative Care through Independent Study

The module allows you to explore in depth an issue relevant to palliative care. In negotiation with your manager and module leader, you will identify an area relevant to your professional practice.

You will build upon existing knowledge and experience by examining an area of contemporary palliative care practice using the framework of independent contracted learning.

  • Palliative care experience in a professional or voluntary capacity
  • Ability to study at Masters level (minimum of 2.2 first degree OR evidence of degree level study)
  • Evidence of recent study


How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information


Key information

Module Category: MPHE
Module Code: 5312
Module Credits: 30
Module Level: 7

Module leader

Martyn Geary
T:0116 2013924


This module runs in each of the three semesters. There are no taught sessions on this module. Students are allocated a personal tutor and tutorial support and guidance is provided by negotiation. 

Preparation for Study

MPHE 5312 is assessed at master’s level. To be eligible to undertake this module you must have completed an undergraduate degree programme or have undertaken degree level module(s) as independent units of study.

If it is some time since you studied at degree level you are strongly advised to access an academic study guide to familiarise yourself with the range of skills necessary to study at an advanced level.

These include the ability to undertake a literature review and demonstrate critical analysis and commentary. There are many excellent study guides available. A particularly helpful and accessible guide is:

Cottrell, S. (2011) Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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