Professional Course

Independent Scholarship (All Health Professions)

Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

60 credits

Next course date

September, January 


Derby Campus

Module description

About this module

This module reflects the complexity of the interaction of many different aspects of counselling, psychotherapy and therapy practice. There will be an emphasis on the continued development of theoretical learning, advanced development of clinical skills and an emphasis on independent scholarship. 

Independent study will focus on both the use of research to support the development of a therapeutic style and the development of an evidence based review of contemporary theory or a small scale research project. The aim is to equip you to reach the level of independent, evidence-based practitioner. There will be a continued emphasis on anti-discriminatory, reflective and ethical practice throughout the module.

Who is this course for 

All Health and Social Care Professionals

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to work independently; developing thought through courses of action determined by a comprehensive awareness of techniques applicable to your own scholarship.
  2. Critically appraise sources of evidence relating to a chosen area of practice in order to present an academic position.
  3. Critically evaluate and address ethical issues and dilemmas when conducting independent scholarship.

Fees and funding

If you are funding your own study, the module price will be confirmed shortly.

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