This module allows you to undertake an in-depth appraisal of a topic related to your professional discipline and produce an assignment which will demonstrate an increased knowledge base in the subject.
On successful completion of this module you will be able to identify an area of your own area of professional practice/area of employment that you would like to develop in terms of a deeper understanding, service improvement or evidence base. The module helps develop contemporary knowledge of the selected area of practice/topic in relation to your current professional role.
The module will allow you an element of initiative on the part of the choice and approach to the study. The approach to a topic may be a critical review of literature or current research on a topic or a report on a work related issue. You may choose to review and evaluate current practice or report a recent change in practice. The essential elements in the module are evaluation and analysis. The approach to the topic should demonstrate critical appraisal.
A supervisor will provide initial guidance with the choice of topic and approach. Demonstration of the learning outcomes will be stated in the learning contract.
When does the module take place?
The module is offered in Semester One and Two. There are no set attendance dates for this module - you will negotiate individual supervision with your allocated supervisor for this work.
This module is designed for students already studying towards a named award in the SSPRD framework.
Fees, finance and scholarships
Fees are dependent upon the number of credits required.
- 10 credits £582
- 20 credits £1,164
- 30 credits £1,746
- 40 credits £2,328
- Dissertation Module (if applicable) £2,520
There may be additional costs that you may incur as a student. Though these are not essential to your programme of study you need to be aware of them as a student of the University. A list of the sort of costs you might expect can be found on our fees and finance section.
Health Education England may fund some health courses/modules at the University of Bradford for healthcare staff providing NHS services working within West Yorkshire and Harrogate, against organisational training priorities identified through the organisations training needs analysis.
You are therefore advised to contact the SSPRD Signatory within your organisation regarding their organisational training priorities.
See our fees and financial support section.
Every year we award numerous non-repayable scholarships to UK, EU and international students on the basis of academic excellence, personal circumstances or economic hardship. For full details, visit our scholarships section.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
This module will support your career progression in your chosen field. You can choose to build upon this module with further study that can lead to a full MSc award.