Independent Study

This module enables you to identify a topic relevant to your practice area and consider aspects of the topic, guided by a learning contract and supported by tutorials.

Module Code NM6115
Level 6
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions

The aims of the module are to:

  • Enable you to critically analyse a topic relevant to your practice area in some depth, using an action plan, and to consider strategies for future practice.
  • Enable you to expand and develop your knowledge of an area of interest relevant to your clinical practice.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Identify a topic relevant to your own clinical area and justify parameters for exploration.
  • Develop and complete a learning contract.
  • Critically analyse the topic area with regards to identified goals.
  • Access a wide variety of literature and other resources to debate the topic area.
  • Manage and prioritise your own learning and compilation of the assessment.
  • Critically review innovation and creativity within the topic area.
  • Critically explore the application of theory to practice, and strategies for future practice.


KSF – Core Dimensions

This module contributes to the following core dimensions:
1 Communication   
2 Personal and People Development 
3 Health, Safety and Security  
4 Service Improvement   
5 Quality    
6 Equality and Diversity 


For further information on the module,
please contact:

For application information,
please contact:

Kristen Vine
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Warrington Campus
Crab Lane
Warrington WA2 0DB

T: 01925 534612

Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester CH1 4BJ

T: 01244 511000