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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

HECS5329M Learning from Practice 2

30 creditsClass Size: 20

If you are applying for a stand-alone Masters level module please note you must meet either the general University entry criteria or the specific module pre-requisite for this level of study.

Module manager: Julia Turner

Taught: 1 Jan to 30 Sep, 1 Sep to 30 Jun (adv year), Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally a professional health or social care qualification; access to or working in a health or social care setting; and certificated ability to study at masters level

This module is mutually exclusive with

HECS5313MExtended Professional Work Based Learning

Module replaces

HECS5313M Extended Professional Work Based Learning

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

Students undertaking the module select a subject of interest and relevance to their clinical practice and related to at least 3 of the pillars of advanced practice. students taking the programme as part of the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice Apprenticeship must link the learning contract outcomes to the relevant competencies in the MSc ACP apprenticeship standard.With support from a named academic supervisor, the overall aim and a minimum of five overall learning objectives will be identified and a learning contract developed to achieve the objectives. Students will be required to plan and engage in a number of structured learning events to gain knowledge and understanding of their chosen subject. Examples of structured learning events include: study days, conferences, negotiated placements with expert practitioners, shadowing experts, meetings with experts, in the field and service users, library study. Planning and detail of the structured learning events will be recorded in the learning contract


The module allows practitioners, in health and social care disciplines to select a subject relevant to their practice, and pursue a self-directed programme of study through use of a learning contract.

Learning outcomes
1. Critically evaluate personal learning needs in relation to a defined area of professional practice with reference to three or four of the pillars of advanced practice.
2 Organise a programme of self-directed learning to gain an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the chosen specialist subject.
3. Critically analyse a relevant body of literature.
4. Produce an analytical and reflective account of knowledge gained through independent study.
5. Develop and plan a dissemination strategy for the knowledge gained.


The module is self-directed and will have only two taught sessions
1. Introduction and planning the learning contract
2. Preparation for assessment.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours288.00
Total Contact hours12.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Private study and independent learning will be spent completing structured learning events and library study in order to meet the objectives set by the students in the learning contract.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will be allocated a named academic supervisor and will have regular meetings to discuss progress, ensure that they are on track to complete their learning objectives and receive feedback on written work.

The learning contract must be completed and signed off by the academic supervisor no later than week six of the module.

Students will be offered an opportunity to receive feedback on a draft of their essay and poster.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 word essay75.00
Poster PresentationConference style poster25.00
In-course AssessmentFORMATIVE: Learning Contract0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Compensation between the elements is allowed.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:58:26


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