Innovation in an ever changing marketplace – entrepreneurship for health and social care professionals (masters level)

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

ADV766

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 7 - masters degree

Location

Facilitated by distance learning approach including webinars, e-learning and tutorial support

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 health care systems.
  • critically reflect and develop a plan for sustainability and longevity in the marketplace.

Assessment

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

This module is expected to run in the 2018-19 academic year.

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.

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

This module is expected to run in the 2018/19 academic year - please contact the Professional Development Unit with any queries.

If you would like to find out more about our standard module fees, please see our professional development module fees page.