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Gateway to Further Study

Key facts

  • Module codeNURU228
  • Start date 9 Sep 2019
  • Application deadline7 Jul 2019
  • Duration15 weeks
  • Credit value SCQFSCQF 9 20
  • Fees Fees: £500. Overseas Fees: £920.
  • Study mode Stand-alone modules, Distance learning, Online only

This module is designed to help you gain the necessary confidence and academic skills for degree level education and to develop professionally.  It is particularly useful for you if you're thinking of starting a degree programme but have not studied at degree level before (or in a while).

We particularly recommend the Gateway module to Return to Practice applicants.

  • Entrance requirements

    This module is available to all health, social care and allied healthcare professionals who are either working in practice or planning to return to practice.

  • Funding

    Find out more about fees and funding.

  • Objectives

    The Gateway to Further Study module will develop your confidence and ability as an independent learner.  It will prepare you to move on to further study at degree level.

    On completion of this module you will be able to:

    • Analyse your learning needs and articulate these into a meaningful plan for learning and development;
    • Demonstrate the ability to be critically reflective within professional practice and formal learning;
    • Demonstrate the ability to apply critical reasoning and judgement within a range of learning activities;
    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of different learning styles and how this can impact on the learning experience.
  • Structure and content

    The module is delivered online via Canvas and optional workshops on campus.

    The module is divided into five learning units, which you may work through at your own pace:

    • Introduction to critical thinking;
    • Identifying critical reading materials;
    • Critical reading;
    • Introduction to critical writing;
    • Introduction to critical reflection and reflective writing.

    You should expect to set aside approximately 10 hours of study time a week for this module.

  • Delivery and assessment

    The module is delivered online, supported by electronic media (email, Skype and discussion board).

    There are two written assignments:

    • Annotated bibliography – 50%
    • Reflective essay – 50%

    Exact details are made available in the student handbook prior to module commencement.

  • Module co-ordinator

    Dr Purva Abhyankar

  • Employability

    You can utilise the learning from the module as part of your current academic career pathway development and Personal Development Plan.

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