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Short Course

Student Initiated Module

Our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field.


Course overview

In the current health care environment, there is a constant need to examine existing situations and initiate developments to move practice forward in positive and effective ways. This need causes practitioners to embark on local projects, which analyse specific issues, develop proposals for change and implement these proposals in practice.

This module aims to allow students to undertake their project within a framework that supports, facilitates and evaluates the practice development process. It is expected that there will be tripartite agreement on the project between the student, their manager and the module leader.

It is intended that this module allows students to gain academic credit for project work which they are undertaking as part of their role in the clinical arena. The student will propose the content of their project and they will be facilitated to successfully complete the design process, initiate the implementation and produce an evaluative report on the process which will include recommendations for the future maintenance or modification of the project.

Knowledge and skills framework (KSF) map:

  • Core dimensions 1-6
  • Health and wellbeing 1-8
  • Information and knowledge 1-3
  • General 1-2

Level: Short Course, CPD
Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part time. Tutorial based. Supported by E-Learn
Module code: NP3306
Campus: Preston
Start Date: Module is undertaken via negotiated tutorials with module leader.

Entry requirements

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.


This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

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