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Independent Study

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

It is expected that this module will give you the opportunity to advance developments and projects in your professional role and to support new innovations, changes in practice and new ways of working.

The independent study modules next run in the next academic year (2021 & 2022) and next run for Autumn 2021 (Semester 1) and Spring 2022 (Semester 2). Dates are Wednesday afternoons from 1pm with 3 x 2 hour OR 3 x 4 hour sessions timetabled (depending on how many credits you chose to study).

Dates are yet to be confirmed but there will be x 3 sessions in October & November 2021  for the Autumn (Semester 1) (expected to be 6.10.21 / 20.10.21 / 8.12.21)  and x 3 sessions in January & February 2022 for the Spring (Semester 2) (expected to be 2.2.22 / 16.2.22 / 6.4.22).  

All other study is independent / there is no subject specific teaching. Choice of topic for the assessment is yours to decide. Format for the assessment may be negotiated. Tutorial support can be via e-mail / phone / SKYPE / Zoom / Microsoft Teams / Blackboard Collaborate. A learning contract will be required. Negotiation of what you wish to do as a topic can be considered.

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with an appropriate Professional Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) in health care
  • Minimum one year's post-registration experience, normally within a health practice setting
  • Possess BSc (Hons) 2:2 degree award minimum
  • IELTS 6.5 in all criteria

Non Standard

  • Effective registration with an appropriate Professional Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB)
  • Minimum of three years post-registration experience, normally within a health practice setting
  • Possess a BSc or 60 credits equivalent at level 6 which must include a Research module (or equivalent)
  • IELTS 6.5 in all criteria
  • Applicants who fall short of the above entry requirements may use the RPL mechanism to contribute towards the above criteria at the discretion of the Programme Leader

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

 

Key information

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

Module leader

Penny Harrison

pharrison@dmu.ac.uk

Semesters

Semester 1 and 2

Due to the Covid19 situation Semester 1 delivery will be delivered online. Please contact the module leader for online delivery timetable schedule.

Fees

£1,250