This module is designed for AHP health professionals who want to gain an in depth understanding of a particular subject area in which they have a specific interest and that is not provided through taught modules. There are no specific days when you are required to attend the University. Communication is with your supervisor and arranged to suit your needs.
You must submit the topic of choice form in the downloads section on this page with your application.
The modules can be studied with any module within the framework and particularly complement the following courses to provide a bespoke area of study:
1. Evidencing Professional Practice 1 or 2
2. Developing Professional Practice: Work based skills 1 and 3
If you are not sure which is the most suitable option, we will be happy to advise you. The flow chart below will help in informing your selection.
Which independent study module do I need? A decision-making algorithm
The algorithm below may help in determining which of the independent study modules is the most appropriate for you. You can select these modules to study in succession or just select one that is of particular interest. There is no predetermined set order, however if you intend to study all then the DPPIS is often a useful starting point.
You should be a qualified health care professional currently working in an appropriate area of practice.
This module forms part of a broader CPD framework which can lead to a postgraduate award, or it can be taken as a standalone module for CPD.
The nature of the assessment and the number of elements is dependent upon the topic under study and the learning outcomes identified for the proposed study. You will be expected to negotiate the assessment of the module in conjunction with your supervisor.
The aims of these modules are to enable you to undertake an area of study of your own choice, which will inform and be of benefit to developing your professional practice.
Students will typically:
1. Independently explore and critically appraise the literature pertaining to the identified topic of professional practice.
2. Undertake an independent study of their choice which will inform and enhance their professional practice.
3. Demonstrate enhanced investigative, analytical, critical and reflective skills.
4. Evaluate the impact of their learning upon their professional practice and discuss adaptations to their practice, as appropriate.
This independent study module is facilitated by academic tutors with experience in this area. You will be supported throughout the period of study.
What our students say:
"Thank-you for your support the module, it was great to be able to develop learning outcomes which were so specific to my current practice and needs."