Key Facts

Module Title: Independent Practice Based Study
Mode of Study:This module can only be taken as part of the Masters in Medical Science.
Contact Details:01782 734936
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
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This is a module run over 6 months which supports the participant in implementing a service improvement project or completing an audit cycle in their workplace. This will be accompanied by a description of the project evaluated against the literature.

The module will allow the student, in consultation with an educational supervisor, to develop and execute a personal learning plan in a chosen area of healthcare practice and be assessed on the evidence provided, against learning outcomes previously negotiated with the student.

Graduate or equivalent healthcare professional.

Initial meetings with an educational supervisor to develop and agree the learning outcomes, followed by a period of planned, self-directed learning support as requested by the student.

The nature and objectives of the project, the format of the portfolio, and the evidence on which assessment will be based will be negotiated at the start of the module by the student and supervisor, and approved by the module leader. The portfolio will include as a minimum: written or other media as agreed, a personal learning plan with a reflection on the journey through the project, and the project report. The detailed learning goals specific to the project will be negotiated at the start of the project and an agreement reached between student and supervisor and approved by the module leader about the level of evidence that will be considered satisfactory.