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Leading Change for Patient and Service Improvement - Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Nursing

Start Date(s): September


One Semester, intake September and February

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • Plan for real and sustained change to bring about patient and service improvement within your health care organisation
  • Learn how to inspire and create an environment for people to make change
  • Appraise their qualities as a leader and their impact in practice
  • A part-time only course
  • NHS funding available

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of the MSc Leadership and Management for Health Care Practice

This module will explore:

  • Models of change and models for service improvement, i.e. Lean, PDSA Cycle
  • Clinical governance
  • Team development/motivation
  • Stakeholder involvement and relationships
  • Models of empowerment and decision-making
  • Training needs analysis
  • Workforce development and re-configuration
  • Comparison and exploration of the students perspectives of leading change through discussion and reflective groups (comparison UK and international student perspectives)
  • Business ethics/professional boundaries
  • Justify public trust
  • Models of evaluation and effectiveness drawing on UK and international evidence-base

Entry Requirements

Registered professional working in health care.

A graduate or graduate equivalent.

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

If your first language is not English you must provide evidence of proficiency in English - IELTS 7.0 band score or above is proof of this.

Suitable For

All health care professionals who want to develop their leadership or management role.

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,260 per 30 credit module

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

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.


Delivered using blended learning.


Patchwork Text Assessment: 5000 words.


Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. Appraise yourself as a leader to positively impact on practice when implementing change.

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.

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