Key features

This 20 credit module enables you to develop a contemporary useful proposal for a project in your workplace. That will focus on maintaining or improving practice, or preventing poor practice, which will include the patient and user experience.

You will enhance your skills for managing your own learning needs and working independently whilst you will be demonstrating evidence based knowledge and understanding of your practice area and the project context.

You will undertake most of your background work for this module while in practice, so taught sessions are minimal.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree


Blended learning approach with face to face delivery in Plymouth

*This module was previously known as PDN306


Course details

At the end of the module you will be able to:

  • identify and manage personal and professional learning needs
  • develop a proposal for a change project related to current practice; discussing possible initiation of any changes in practice and relating to relevant stakeholders
  • demonstrate evidence based knowledge of field of practice, project context and mechanisms required to instigate change/develop practice or maintain good practice
  • apply critical analysis of theory and research to practice development.
The assessment for this module is a written report showing links to all learning outcomes. 
(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

The module dates are: 15, April, 13 May, 3 June 2020.
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.
The degree-level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Health and Social Care - 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 eligible for the module you must be either a registered health or social care professional or a health and social care worker in possession of previous study at level 5 (Diploma of Higher Education) or a foundation degree.

Fees and funding

Funding: Funding for this module may be available through your employing trust. To apply please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator who will guide you through the application process.
If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.