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Independent Study


Independent study is an intrinsically worthwhile developmental experience and provides an opportunity for students to customise their learning programme through individually negotiated sets of learning objectives and activities.  Within this module students will be expected to focus their individual study within the context of health, social care or education (HSCE) to explore an area of personal interest and professional relevance.  In so doing a critical literature review of the chosen topic will be developed, which addresses both the module outcomes and the student generated learning objectives.

This is an SCQF Level 11 module and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 20 credits.



This module is online.

Assessment timetable to be confirmed.



This module will be delivered by Dr Alan Curley.



This course may be available on a fully funded basis to some delegates.  Further details, including regarding eligibility, are available under Funding Support.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 


NOTE: This is a university module and upon approval of your application, you will be invited to register and then supported to complete enrolment. To enrol on the university system, the first step involves security set-up using the Microsoft Authenticator app; you will need to ensure that you have a compatible smartphone.

Further information is available at the Student Information Portal.

To access this module via the CPD route, individuals should be ordinarily resident in Scotland.  If you do not meet this criteria, please enquire here.

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