his 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.