HS7210: Independent Study


Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

HS7210: Independent Study

Module Title Independent Study
Module Code HS7210
Module Tutor Simon Chippendale
School School of Health & Social Care
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This is a theoretical module that provides a student with the opportunity to undertake an approved independent programme of study, which addresses the educational objectives of the student's course and enables the theoretical exploration of a specific aspect of their practice. The unique nature of the study may require students to engage with some of the following learning activities: individual tutorials, directed reading, the use of distance learning materials or a placement. Attendance at lectures, seminars, workshops or conferences which are not otherwise available within the course may also be appropriate.

Indicative Syllabus

The specific details of the independent study will be approved on an individual basis, but will be guided by the following principles:

  1. To enhance the work completed by the student throughout related post graduate studies
  2. To encourage the development of partnerships between existing postgraduate students and professionals working in the related occupational fields
  3. To encourage the application of knowledge to professional and discipline contexts
  4. Allow students the opportunity to complete a small-scale study that is related to their chosen course.
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module the student should be able to provide evidence of a negotiated selection of the following learning outcomes.

  1. critically evaluate competing rationales informing policy and, or practice;
  2. develop a critical and reflexive analysis of contemporary conventions or practices;
  3. construct a plan of and execute independent study that facilitates an enhanced understanding of policy or practice.

These learning outcomes should be achieved within course-related occupational or professional contexts:

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 10
Independent Learning Hours: 140
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 4000 words
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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