Implementing Change in Practice
Due to run in 2022/23
Attendance dates:To be confirmed
Distance learning / Kate Granger Building, 30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YH
Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
- Module code
This module aims to examine the conceptual basis of quality improvement and implementation science, applying it to a specific area of practice within healthcare. You will have the opportunity to reflect on the necessary skills required for effective change in practice within healthcare.
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of quality improvement and implementation science theory
- Undertake an exploration of the challenges of implementing change within healthcare
- Explore, critique and present data and research evidence in a format that will persuade staff of the need for change
- Develop innovative and effective presentation skills to influence and support change.
Indicative module content includes:
- Quality improvement theory
- Implementation science theory
- The human element of change
- Communication and presentation skills to influence change
- Utilising effective project management tools.
Learning and teaching methods
For the 2022/23 curriculum, our CPD modules will be delivered using hybrid learning. This means that depending on the subject and content of learning and teaching, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face to face and online delivery, as this has worked really well for our practice-based colleagues. A couple of modules will be delivered solely online, however for most modules face to face contact time and attendance at the university will be required.
Learning and teaching methods include:
- Self directed learning
- A poster designed to explain and market the proposed change to colleagues
- A project implementation document which analyses the stages of project implementation
- An audio presentation to support the above which will analyse and critique the stages of the project against the underpinning theory.
- You will have the opportunity to submit a detailed plan of your work to tutorial staff and receive feedback
- You will also be supported with a peer/review clinic style discussion in preparation for the assignment.
Take a look at the module reading list.
- Successful completion of the taught element of Transforming Services for Quality module (HCR3008) or demonstration of equivalent knowledge and understanding
- Ability to study at level 7
- Professional registration as a healthcare professional:
- Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Working in health and social care.
Fees and funding
How to apply
Please download and fill in an application form.
- Applications typically close four weeks before the start of the module or earlier if we reach a maximum number of applications. If we still have spaces on the course, we may extend the application deadline date.
- It is important to ensure that you complete all sections and answer all questions, incomplete forms will cause a delay and may result in you missing out on an available place.
- If you are registered on a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course then you will need to complete an application form for each CPD module you wish to apply for.
Send your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms and conditions
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If your sponsoring healthcare provider is funding you for this module, by submitting an application you agree to allow all information regarding your module (for example your exam results) to be shared with the sponsoring provider.
If you withdraw less than seven days before the module commences or do not attend on the first day (without informing the module administrator) the full cost of the module will be charged. Withdrawals after the module commences will also be charged.
Places are confirmed approximately one month before the module start date. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.
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