Think Bulb 2

Key features

This 20-credit masters-level distance learning module will provide you with knowledge of the key issues associated with developing services within the NHS or in social enterprises or independent practice.  

It explores the concepts of marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation relating to independent practice, social enterprise, charitable organisations and services within the NHS with a view to helping you develop the skills to put together your own business plan.

You will gain an understanding of the healthcare market and competitors for services and have the opportunity to explore innovative and entrepreneurial practices in healthcare delivery. 

You will also examine the law and policy related to your area of interest.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 7 – masters degree


Blended learning approach with face to face delivery at Plymouth

Health Checks Equity Audit

Course details

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
  • demonstrate an ability to develop a business plan for the commissioning of services, applying a critical understanding of related evidence
  • evaluate the current health and social care market and potential competitors
  • investigate and critically appraise comparative national and international healthcare systems
  • critically reflect and develop a plan for sustainability and longevity in the marketplace.
The assessment for this module is made up of written coursework and a presentation.
(Please note that these assessment details are provisional; if you require further information, please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

Module dates

 10, 24, 26 January, 7, 9, 21 , 23 February and 6, 8, 20, 22 March 2024
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. 
In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. 
Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.
This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some MSc Advanced Professional Practice pathways – please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
  • Application forms. 
  • Change of name forms.
  • Pre-course information.
  • Downloadable guides.
  • Student card.
Admissions information Additional information and documentation required for the application process.Access to application forms, download guides and confirmation information. Visit our admissions homepage.

Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on this module:
  • You must be a registered health and social care professional or a health and social care worker who has previously studied to graduate level to study the module at masters level.
You'll be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Fees and funding

Funding for this module may be available through your employing organisation. Please contact your organisation’s education coordinator in the first instance.