Work Based Learning - Negotiated Module - Level 7 - 7RD524

About this module

This module will appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals who wish to develop specialist knowledge on an individually negotiated topic relevant to service needs within their area of practice.

The aim of this work-based module is to enable you to explore in depth an area of theory that directly or indirectly influences your practice. To do this you need to be able to appraise material from diverse sources in order to develop specialist understanding. On completion of your theoretical research, you will be able to disseminate your findings to colleagues or service users etc to inform and develop practice.

This module focuses on your contribution to the development of the service in your particular area of practice and as such the indicative content will be negotiated on an individual basis though the use of a learning contract.

You will evaluate the needs of your own area of practice in order to identify an area for theoretical study. Following development of an appropriate investigative strategy, you will critically evaluate the theoretical perspectives of your investigation relative to both current and future service needs.

On completion of your study, you will disseminate your findings to a target audience (perhaps your staff team, managers or service users) via a suitable method such as a poster, written report, learning package or verbal presentation. 

200 total learning hours - this module utilises a learning contract supported by online learning material as a flexible platform for independent study. Contact will be maintained on an individual ad hoc basis via e mail and telephone tutorials but with specified mandatory contact in approval of the learning contract and at the mid point of the module.

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

Find out more about LBR at Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr.

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.

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Fact file

Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health Professionals

Course code: - Module code: 7RD524

Start dates are usually: October and January

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate service needs of your individual workplace and identify and area for theoretical study.
  2. Develop an appropriate investigative strategy for the selected topic.
  3. Critically evaluate the theoretical perspectives of their investigation relative to both current and future service needs.
  4. Present your findings in order to disseminate them either within the multi-professional team or to service users.

Fees and finance

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

Self-funded CPD

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.

Where will I study?

You'll study this course via distance learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992
E: lbr@derby.ac.uk

Or visit www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703
E: hsc@derby.ac.uk