Core Module Information
Module title: Independent Study (20 credits)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES11106
Module leader: Susan Brown
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There is no prerequisite for this module

Description of module content:

The independent study module is a personalised study package tailored to suit your individual learning requirements. The syllabus entails a flexible approach to learning comprising of a negotiated programme of study designed by you in conjunction with a member of academic staff. The module takes place over the course of a single trimester. The flexible approach to learning enables a ‘made to measure’ course which will engage you in areas of academic interest that encourage you to reflect on your professional knowledge and the practical application of underpinning/relevant theory with the aim of developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes which promote professional development

The content can include a learning agreement, exploration of the concept of reflection, a variety of different frameworks and models; activities to facilitate a deeper understanding of the processes involved in thinking more critically. With your academic tutor you will be required to negotiate a learning agreement equivalent to 200 hours of study.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Construct an Independent Learning Agreement commensurate with SCQF Level 11
LO2: Demonstrate critical thinking and reflection in relation to academic, intellectual, personal and professional needs
LO3 Present a portfolio of learning activity reflecting upon learning experiences related to the independent study topic.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Susan Brown
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Project Supervision 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 180
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 8
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 20 1 4 HOURS= 00.15, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 80 2,3 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES11106 Independent Study