Leading Service Development in Public Health Nursing

Key information

Start date:
25 September 2024
Attendance dates:

25, 26 September 2024

09, 10, 14, 15, 23, 24 October 2024

Kate Granger Building, 30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YH

Depending on the subject and content, modules will be delivered via a combination of face to face and online.

Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Contact details:
  • Level
    7 (postgraduate)
  • Credits
  • Module code

Module overview

This module will develop your knowledge and skills in reviewing and critically analysing research, data and public health policy relating to an area of public health need in their local workplace community. You will develop and plan an innovative public health project to address a community health need. This module typically focuses on the practical aspects of project development within the context of public health nursing.

Learning outcomes

This module aims to empower you to be proactive and innovative leader in addressing the unique public health needs of your local workplace community. It focuses on practical skills and knowledge of project management that can be applied to make a positive impact on community health.

Course content

The content will include:

  • Exploring the challenges for modern public health interventions for communities that include children and families.
  • Explore how knowledge of research, public health data and audits supports the identification of opportunities to improve public health.
  • Innovation and service redesign in public health and the community.
  • Negotiating, influencing and managing change.
  • Developing skills in devising and writing project plans including evaluation strategies.
  • Explore strategies to engage and collaborate with community stakeholders, including local organizations, healthcare providers, and community members.
  • Business acumen: considering costing and budgeting resources when developing community health project plans.
  • Development of project timelines.
  • Presentation skills: communicating project proposals effectively to practice partners, colleagues and the module team.
  • Undertaking literature reviews and application to project development.
  • Systematically search and critical appraisal of literature.
  • Ethics and governance in relation to service development. 
  • Qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Explore and analyse methods used in evaluating project processes and project outcomes.

Learning and teaching methods

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Presentations
  • Online – learning materials / discussion boards 
  • Reflective discussions linking theory to practice 
  • Practice based experience 
  • Simulation
  • Monthly action learning sets to support development of professional identity through facilitated sessions focusing on the development of a community project plan relating to professional area of practice.


Summative assessment

  • Project Plan (5000 words)
  • Presentation of Project Plan (15 minutes)

All aspects of the assessment must be passed.

Course leader

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Felicity Jones

Senior Lecturer in Integrated Care (Population Health), Director of Studies for Specialist Practice

Reading list

Take a look at the module reading list.

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 7
  • Working in health and social care.

Fees and funding


How to apply

  1. Applications typically close six weeks before the module start date 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 postreg_admin@surrey.ac.uk.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations and our terms and conditions. You are also confirming you have read and understood the University's prospective student privacy notice.

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.

Cancellation policy

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.

Module availability

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. 


Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to module content) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the module. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a module with us. Read the full disclaimer.

Course location and contact details

Campus location

Kate Granger Building

Our Medicine (Graduate Entry) BMBS degree, nursing and midwifery, and health science courses are taught at the Kate Granger Building (30 Priestley Road), on the Surrey Research Park.

Additional information

Depending on the subject and content, modules will mainly be delivered via a combination of face-to-face and online. Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH.

Post-registration Administration team

University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH