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Developing Professional Practice (20 credits) - HEA00122M

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Paul Williams
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2023-24

Module summary

Working in conjunction with an academic coach you will identify an area of focus that will support you in developing your own professional practice.

Related modules

Pre-requisite modules

  • None

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2023-24 to Spring Term 2023-24

Module aims

This module will support you to identify your own learning needs and work with an academic coach to develop a learning contract to address these. You will have the opportunity to draw from the Department of Health Sciences portfolio with agreement of your academic coach.

Module learning outcomes

  1. Work independently and autonomously to either create innovative solutions to practice based problems ­or to subject a contentious health-related topic to critical analysis.

  2. Demonstrate strategic thinking as well as operational know how to interpret, analyse and present highly complex data and information related to your identified topic

  3. Demonstrate application of an extensive knowledge of the current health and social care policy relevant to your selected topic or field of practice

  4. Critically analyse influences on professional practice or ideology including research, legislation and governance.

Module content

Introduction to coaching

The indicative content will depend on the students subject area and focus of enquiry.


Task Length % of module mark
Critical Reflection
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Critical Reflection
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback on the learning contract will be given by the academic coach.

Feedback on summative assessment will be given in accordance with Department policy.

Indicative reading

Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (2017) Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Degree) ST0564

NHS (2017) Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England

National College for teaching and learning: a practical guide for schools (2010)

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.