Independent Study

The Advancing Health and Professional Practice through Independent Study 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. Building on prior achievements concerning your knowledge and experience you will take forward an aspect of health and professional practice using the framework of an independent contracted learning. 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. You will then spend the remainder of the module undertaking your study and writing up your work supported by an academic member of the module team.

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

  • 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)
  • 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


T: 0116 201 3854


Semester 1 & 2

13:00-15:00 Wednesdays (Weeks 2,4,7,18,20,23)  12/10/22 to 08/03/23