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Project Management and Methods of Inquiry for Health Care Practice - Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Nursing

Start Date(s): February


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:

  • Learn how to justify your business case to bring about patient and/or service improvements
  • Explore your qualities as a leader and your impact in practice
  • Delivered by staff who are experts in their area
  • 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 MSc Leadership and Management for Health Care Practice. This module is designed to provide you with opportunities via work based learning, practical application of activities and mentoring to evaluate yourself and others, and reflect on techniques required to develop, jusity and defend a business case.

This module will explore:

  • Project management skills
  • Case studies
  • Developing a business case

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

Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency equating to IELTS 7.0 band score or above.

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

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.


This module will utilise a blended teaching and learning approach where theory will be underpinned by practice and practice will inform theory. Delivery will include lecturers, seminars, debates and the use of the University's virtual learning environment Blackboard.


Viva voce: Justify and defend a business case.

Written Assignment: 2,000 words.


Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. On completion of this module you will be able to apply appropriate methods of inquiry to bring about patient or service improvement within your organisation.

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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