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Integrative Practice - Single module

Level 6 (20 credits)

School - School of Health Sciences

Subject area - Health Sciences

UCAS Code:

Start Dates(s): February; September


Part-time, one semester, intake September and February


Part-time - £1,540

In Brief:

  • Explore the evidence base for a range of therapies
  • Analyse the type of evidence required by mainstream health-care providers
  • Delivered by subject experts
  • A part-time only course

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development.

This module will explore:

  • Concepts of evidence- based health care
  • Assumptions underpinning concepts of efficacy
  • Action learning and action learning sets
  • Models of reflection
  • Facilitation skills in action learning sets/peer supervision

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

Entry Requirements

To have the equivalent of level 4 and 5 of an undergraduate degree (240 credits) - this does not have to be in a health-related subject. This includes one or a combination of the following:

  • Professional Diploma
  • Foundation Degrees, HNDs at Level 5: these can be in any subject
  • Higher Education Certificate or completion of level 4 and 5 of any undergraduate degree without completion of third year or transfers after level 5
  • Teaching experience at degree level or equivalent requires evidence of delivering at least 240 credits of degree level or equivalent modules. If you have a Certificate of Education, you would need a further 120 credits at level 5.

Please note that these are a summary of requirements, so please contact the admissions tutor if you are unsure whether your experience or qualifications are the equivalent of what is listed.

We welcome applications from mature students without formal/traditional entry requirements but with relevant experience or the ability to pursue the programme successfully.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

Fees and Funding


Type of Study Fee
Part-time £1,540

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University, please complete the appropriate application form and send to the University.

Scholarships & Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study including:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • Salford Student Bursary

For more information please see our funding section.


This module combines introductory workshop followed by negotiated tutorials and, where possible, action learning sets/peer supervision groups that support the independent study element.


  • Essay: 3,000 words


Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. You will be able to explore how professional practice is influenced by evidence of therapeutic efficacy or therapeutic ineffectiveness to improve. You will be able to apply what you have learnt to your professional practice.

Links with Industry

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.

Further Study

  • Professional top-up Degree Complementary Medicine

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