School of Health Sciences

Workplace Learning (Online)

Facilitate your completion of a small change management project

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Course code NURS3130
Target students

Healthcare Professionals

Credits 40
Academic level 3
Duration 9 May - 22 August 2022

£3,083.33 (home students) £3,666.66 (international students)



This course considers a service improvement change in the your clinical setting and will address the following issues:

  • Rationale for a change
  • Clinical and theoretical evidence to support a change
  • Project planning and management principles
  • Practice activities that will facilitate change
  • Ethical, legal and professional implications of any change
  • Stakeholder involvement and support
  • Service and project evaluation
  • Critical reflection of work-based learning

Course learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of work-based learning and its application to service improvement
  • Articulate what the student has learned about training needs analysis and professional development processes and requirements in own practice setting
  • Critically discuss how an understanding of change management has enhanced knowledge of professional practice nationally and internationally
  • Analyse local practice data and use it to examine one aspect of service provision
  • Appraise specialist clinical evidence that might support a particular change
  • Examine the clinical and intellectual demands of professional role and assess own knowledge and skills and ability to meet these requirements
  • Formulate an action plan to address the need for a change in the workplace
  • Plan and evaluate small changes to service provision
  • Reflect upon and evaluate work-based learning as an approach to improving personal/professional practice
  • Initiate contact with educational facilitators and organise own professional development, accepting this as an essential part of lifelong learning
  • Enhance communication through project management and negotiation
  • Increase data handling skills in the collation, analysis and presentation of project information

How you will learn

The course offers a range of teaching methods including guided on-line study, on-line tutorials and independent learning.  

Total student activity: 400 hours


Course dates

9, 16, 23 30 May 2022 
6, 13, 20, 27 June 2022 
4, 11, 18, 25 July 2022 
1, 8, 15, 22 August 2022


Apply for this course

When applying through MyNottingham please search and select ‘Health Sciences – No Award’ and enter the Module Code and Title of your chosen module in the Personal Statement section of the application form.



Study at undergraduate level and add 40 credits to your learning record.




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School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

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