Single Module Level 7

Project Management and Methods of Inquiry for Healthcare Practice (Level 7, 30 credits)

School of Health and Society




One semester

Next enrolment

February 2025


In a nutshell

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, jusify and defend a business case.


You will:

  • 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
  • enhance your personal and professional development
Course details

All about the course

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.

The module will explore:

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

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.

What will I be doing?

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 lectures, 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.

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

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.

You can also take this module as part of the MSc Leadership and Management for Healthcare Practice

Career Links

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.


What you need to know

This module starts in January/February and lasts for one semester. 

This module is suitable for all health care professionals who want to develop their leadership or management role.

    Entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    You should be: 

    • A registered professional working in health care.
    • A graduate or graduate equivalent.

    Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

    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).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2024/25 £1,470 per 30 credit module

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    February 2025