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Advanced Practice Project HEA4002


This is the final module for the MSc Leadership Development programme. It has been specifically designed to enable students to consolidate and develop further skills in planning, implementation and evaluation of a small project as well as project report writing. Furthermore the module will enable students to further develop their leadership and change management skills within their own practice.

Module code:HEA4002
Module credits:60
Cost for new students:£2820 for 2023/24 academic year

If you are an existing student who is undertaking this module as part of a programme, your fee will have been advised to you by email. You can also check your fees online. For any queries, please contact [email protected]

If your tuition fee is being paid by a sponsor or you are a sponsor paying a student’s fee, you are required to send a copy of a purchase order to [email protected].

For further guidance please visit: Sponsored students – Edge Hill University

Who is this module for?

Postgraduate students completing the MSc Leadership Development, MSc Advanced Practice or MSc Surgical Care Practice programmes.

What are the key aims of the module?

The Advanced Practice Project will enable you to consolidate and develop further skills and knowledge gained during previous modules undertaken as part of your MSc pathway. Importantly, the module will teach you how to lead, implement and evaluate the impact of a quality improvement project.

How will I study?

Mode of delivery: Blended learning based on a hybrid Model.
This module will be delivered through blended learning based on a hybrid model. A hybrid model is ‘an educational approach where some individuals participate in-person and some participate online synchronously (at the same time).’ The tutor(s) deliver sessions and teach remote and in-person learners synchronously using appropriate technology, meaning the students are taught together in ‘real time’. This means some of your teaching sessions will be delivered in-person and some are online synchronous delivery. If you are unable to attend in-person, with your Module Leader’s permission, you can attend the in-person teaching session, online synchronously.

What will I study?

A series of tutor, supervisor and previous student led key-note lectures/seminars will be employed as a forum in which students and supervisors may critically review key issues in relation to individual student projects. Support is provided in relation to the project’s development, implementation and evaluation. Topics to be addressed will include:

  • Project report writing,
  • Change management and leadership approaches,
  • Ethical and governance considerations,
  • Writing an abstract and tips for success,
  • Formative seminar,
  • Presentations of successful projects.

How will I be assessed?

A detailed written account of your advanced practice project (12,000 words report).

On successful completion you will:

  • Critically analyse health and social care situations with a view to improving the quality of intervention within them
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to examine practice-related issues
  • Identify, plan and implement a small-scale project that will potentially promote service delivery/treatment/develop practice
  • Demonstrate critical consideration of governance issues related to practice development.

Study dates and venues

Venue: Ormskirk Campus, Edge Hill University

Starts: Wednesday 6 September 2023

Session times:

  • Wednesday 6 September 2023, 1pm-4pm, face to face (Ormskirk)
  • Wednesday 11 October 2023, 1pm-4pm, face to face (Ormskirk)
  • Wednesday 15 November 2023, 1pm-4pm, face to face (Ormskirk)
  • Wednesday 6 December 2023, 1pm-4pm, online
  • Wednesday 7 February 2024, 1pm-4pm, face to face (Ormskirk)
  • Wednesday 13 March 2024, 1pm-4pm, face to face (Ormskirk)
  • Wednesday 17 April 2024, 1pm-4pm, face to face (Ormskirk)
  • Friday 17 May 2024, final submission date

Venue: Ormskirk Campus, Edge Hill University

Starts: Wednesday 28 February 2024

Session times:

  • Wednesday 28 February 2024, 1pm-4pm, face to face (Ormskirk)
  • Wednesday 27 March 2024, 1pm-4pm, face to face (Ormskirk)
  • Wednesday 1 May 2024, 1pm-4pm, face to face (Ormskirk)
  • Wednesday 29 May 2024, 1pm-4pm, online
  • Wednesday 19 June 2024, 1pm-4pm, face to face (Ormskirk)
  • Wednesday 17 July 2024, 1pm-4pm, face to face (Ormskirk)
  • Wednesday 21 August 2024, 1pm-4pm, online
  • Wednesday 16 October 2024, 1pm-4pm, online
  • Monday 16 December 2024, final submission date

How to apply

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules, it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

We encourage you to apply as early as possible to give you the best chance to obtain a place on your preferred cohort, module applications will close as soon as the module is full. Applications received within two weeks of the start date may have to be considered for a later cohort.

For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.

Contact us

For further information on module content please contact the Module Coordinator Charlotte Moen [email protected] or the School office email [email protected]


This module is a core module on the following programmes: