Independent Study

This module is intended as an opportunity for you to be self-directed in your learning, exploring a topic of interest to yourself and your practice area.

Module Code NM7084
Level 7
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 depth, using an action plan, and to justify strategies for future practice.  
  • Enable you to expand and develop your knowledge of an area of interest relevant to your 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. 
  • Systematically deploy a wide variety of literature and other resources to debate the topic area. 
  • Manage and prioritise your own learning and compilation of the 
  • assessment at a level appropriate for Level 7 study. 
  • Critically review innovation and creativity and evaluate critically your application within the topic area. 
  • Contextualise 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:

Debbie Wyatt
Module Leader
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Riverside Campus
Castle Drive
Chester CH1 1SL

T: 01244 511657

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

T: 01244 511000