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Faculty of Health Sciences

Work Based Learning

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

Please select a level

What you'll study

This module consists of a work based learning project which is developed by the student with guidance from academic staff with the intention of enabling the student to undertake a theoretical exploration of some aspect of his or her practice.

The student determines their learning needs and sets their own objectives with the support of the module leader and an academic supervisor. This involves the students planning and organising their time and work appropriately. One half-day indication session occurs at the beginning of the module. The student will then work independently under the supervision an academic supervisor. The assessment comprises the submission of a portfolio of evidence equivalent to 4000 words which addresses the objectives established by the students following negotiation with the module leader and academic supervisor.

Starts in: Duration:
September 12 weeks (1 semester)
September 24 weeks (2 semesters)
January 12 weeks (1 semester)
January 24 weeks (2 semesters)
May 12 weeks (1 semester)
May 24 weeks (2 semesters)

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

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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 

Applicants from the local area accessing programmes and individual modules may be eligible for funding from NHS Health Education Yorkshire and Humber. For more information, please contact

Funding may also be available through your employer. If you’re self-funding, you may be eligible for a Professional and Career Development Loan from the government.