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Nursing Practice (BSc/CPD units)

Our Level 6 CPD units in Nursing Practice for qualified nurses can be taken individually or built up to achieve a BSc award.

BSc Nursing Practice (CPD) / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Independent Study

Unit code NURS9341C
Credit rating 20
Unit level Cont Education/Prof Developmen
Teaching period(s) Variable teaching patterns
Offered by Nursing & Midwifery
Available as a free choice unit? No


Independent Study offers a flexible mode of study, at both level 6 and 7 as part of our selection of course units across pathways. It also provides a method of obtaining credits in areas pertinent to your practice, where programme adjustments have been made or other course units or methods of study are not available to you.



The aim of this unit is to offer a flexible mode of study to experienced students, and to offer the following Learning Outcomes. 

Knowledge and understanding

  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding of the area or care or client group chosen for review within your independent study.

Intellectual skills

  • Critically analyse and reflect on the current provision of care within the chosen      topic
  • Critically evaluate that care against the current evidence base make recommendations for the enhancement of care

Transferable skills and personal qualities

  • Develop a strategy for the dissemination of recommendation
  • Develop an evaluation framework for any change to practice

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written assignment (inc essay) 100%

Feedback methods

Students will normally have the opportunity to receive feedback on formative work submitted prior to the summative assessment. Other feedback opportunities will also be available in class and online discussion boards. Online feedback is provided in Grademark. Provisional feedback based on internal marking will be made available prior to the Exam Board on the basis that these marks are yet to be ratified at the Exam Board and therefore may be subject to change. A standard feedback mechanism in Grademark is utilised across all postgraduate programmes within the School which provides detailed and constructive feedback on each component and aspect of assessment and identifies areas of strength and those aspects which could be enhanced.

Student feedback is obtained through open discussion forums on blackboard, in class discussions, via formal University unit evaluation forms and also qualitative, in house evaluations at the end of the unit. 

Recommended reading

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 2
Tutorials 4
Independent study hours
Independent study 194

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Janet Fielding Unit coordinator

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