Professional course Independent Study (AHP)
20 credit, Level 3 or Masters level module
Page last updated 4 October 2021
On successful completion of this 20 credit, level 3 or Masters level (UZYRLC-20-M); Allied Health Professions (AHP), Independent Study Module you will be able to:
- Engage in critical discussion on a range of theories related to the knowledge base of an aspect of practice identified for exploration.
- Articulate a consistent theoretical position in which to locate ideas and/or views related to the identified aspect of practice.
- Critically engage with debates in relation to ways in which your own practice can be enhanced, improved, or maintained and demonstrate ways in which this might be generalised to the benefit of the client/patient group.
- Evaluate your own practice.
The specific content of the module will be negotiated with a member of the academic staff and will vary as a function of the identified area of practice for exploration.
Learning and Teaching
Includes direct supervision on the project. Scheduled learning consists of an initial meeting to identify project goals, the development of a learning contract and the arrangement of periodic tutorials to feedback on progress, discussion of the material under review and the structure and planning of the assignment. Later sessions might include feedback on sections of writing and specific guidance on style and structure as well as content.
A learning contract will be negotiated between the you and a member of academic staff from which a programme of study will be agreed.
Includes hours engaged with essential reading, relevant study day/course attendance, assignment preparation and completion etc.
Approximately 8 Hours to be negotiated with Project Supervisor.
Contact hours consist of tutorials between project supervisor and yourself, which can be face to face, or via other mediums including skype or telephone contact.
The assessment for this module is a 4000 word written project submission, the title to be agreed as part of the learning contract and will reflect the topic area identified for exploration.
A written submission to present the background and findings of a study on a relevant topic of choice enables you to collect your thinking and findings in a succinct and concise manner, which can then assist when embarking on further study, eg Masters level study or research, or when exploring areas of interest in the workplace, develop their study into higher level learning and application.
The content of the 4000 word written submission will be determined by the learning outcomes identified in the individually negotiated learning contract in relation to the study topic area.
The 4000 word written submission will assess the following learning outcomes: the degree to which there has been a critical discussion on a range of theories related to the identified knowledge base; the articulation of a consistent theoretical position in which to locate ideas and/or views related to the identified aspect of practice; critical engagement with debates in relation to ways in which practice can be enhanced, improved, or maintained; the demonstration of ways in which this might be generalised to the benefit of the client/patient group.
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Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.
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