Substantive professional project (masters level)

Key features

This 40 credit masters-level module will enable you to manage a practice development project within your workplace, with the support of your project supervisor.

You will have the opportunity to apply practice development methods and approaches to facilitate a change to improve practice within your workplace and will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of methodology and methods to develop an area of practice, and evaluate the impact upon the practice area.

Module code

SPP701

Credits

40

FHEQ level

Level 7 – masters degree

Location

Blended learning approach with face to face delivery in Plymouth

Course details

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • critically discuss and evaluate current research evidence and related policy/guidelines to create a shared vision of practice development for an identifiable goal in your workplace
  • create and implement a practice development plan that is context specific with identifiable aims and objectives. Select and justify use of methodology and methods to measure and evaluate the practice development process at each stage
  • demonstrate evidence based outcomes from your practice development activity and critically discuss the impact and potential impact of your work for the practice area and person-centred care
  • use a reflexive approach to critically explore your role as a practitioner within the practice development process. Share your work and engage in critical discussion with fellow practice colleagues and students
  • present a logical and clearly written practice development report.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is a practice development project.

(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 taught dates for this module are 8 November, 6 December 2017 and 21 February 2018.

(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).

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 – for further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.

This module can be studied as a standalone module or as a core module towards the following programmes:

MSc Advanced Critical Care Practitioner *

MSc Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Clinical Practitioner)

MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Community and Primary Care Practitioner)

MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Mental Health Practitioner)  

MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions) 

MSc Surgical Care Practitioner (all pathways) *

*Please note that you must have completed the corresponding PgDip award to enrol on these programmes.

Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on the module you must:

  • be a registered practitioner working in an area of practice that will allow you to meet the module outcomes
  • for MSc Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and all MSc Advanced Professional Practice programmes in the School of Nursing and Midwifery - have completed 140 credits in modules linked to your chosen programme, including the relevant core modules
  • for MSc Advanced Critical Care Practitioner and MSc Surgical Care Practitioner (all pathways) -  you must have completed the corresponding PgDip programme and core module APP703. 

Each student will 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

Fees for 2017/18 academic year

Please see our professional development module fees page.

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.