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Faculty of Health Sciences


Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

This is the final module for all students taking MSc programmes in the Faculty of Health Sciences This module offers a framework of resources, supervision, processes, outcomes and standards to enable students to develop advanced projects demonstrating the integration of learning and its application to the professional context whilst ensuring return on investment. The module builds on previous iterations of the dissertation to permit a wider range of formats for the presentation of students’ work whilst maintaining an explicit scholarly focus on the rigorous use of method, critical appraisal, effective dissemination strategies, and self-reflection.

The aim of the module is to enable students successfully to complete an advanced, evidence-based project in line with their professional priorities and interests and the requirements of scholarship.

The module features:

  • A substantial element of independent working
  • An advanced academic project with application to practice and scholarship
  • One to one academic supervision
  • An opportunity for students to specify project-focused assessment criteria within a framework of academic standards
  • Flexibility of format - offering students the opportunity to present their work in the way that best demonstrates that they have achieved the learning outcomes.
  • Emphasis on dissemination strategies
  • A clear focus on evidence-based self-evaluation
  • Peer support at a series of workshops

Starts in: Duration:
September 36 weeks (3 semesters)
January 36 weeks (3 semesters)
May 36 weeks (3 semesters)

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Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

Fees and funding

Home/EU: £1,540 (per 20 credit module)

International: Please contact 

Funding may be available through your employer.