Independent Study - Level 6 - 6NU995
About this module
This module provides an opportunity for you to work independently to develop a study of your own choosing (subject to approval).
It enables you to explore in detail an aspect of practice that is of particular interest to you as an individual practitioner. The use of a practice based project as a vehicle for critical exploration of current practice in relation to the literature ensures that theory and practice are fully integrated into one cohesive body of work.
The process of developing this study will enhance your ability to work independently through the entire process of project management. This includes consideration of ethical and legal issues; communications including obtaining relevant permissions; literature review; discovering and using internal systems and processes; managing time and resources; planning, implementing and evaluating the project; evaluation; recommendations; report writing and dissemination.
It will enable the you to further develop academic skills such as problem solving, critical analysis and objective evaluation leading to recommendations for improving practice. It provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate their creative thinking and organisational skills.
Continuing Professional Development
CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.
Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health Professionals
Course code: - Module code: 6NU995
Start dates are usually: September
Module level: Level 6
Module credits: 20 credits
On completion of this module you will be able to:
- Critically analyse and evaluate an aspect of practice
- Demonstrate the ability to work independently.
In addition you will be required to formulate specific objectives for your individual work, which will require approval by the Independent Studies Committee.
If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.