Faculty of Health Sciences

Study Skills for Lifelong Learning in Health and Social Care

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

Please select a level

What you'll study

The purpose of the module is to provide a refresher course for students on the basics of studying at higher education level and to update students on the current technology and tools. The module will explore the key principles and theories of study in higher education. The aim is to equip the students with up to date study skills and to develop their analytic and critical thinking skills.

The module is practical in nature, comprising a series of seven face-to-face workshops plus weekly tasks done using the virtual learning environment. The students are guided by the workshops and individual academic supervision and are also expected to direct their own learning.

The course is assessed by a reflective essay plus a learning portfolio that is built up over the course of the module.

The module runs 3 times a year.

Starts in: Duration:
September 12 weeks (1 semester)
January 12 weeks (1 semester)
May 12 weeks (1 semester)

This module is delivered on Wednesday mornings on campus.

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

Find out more

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. If you’re self-funding, you may be eligible for a Professional and Career Development Loan from the government.