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Work Based Learning HEA4263


This module is a Work Based Learning module and requires the student to identify an aspect of contemporary clinical practice or service development they are involved with.  Students will identify their chosen topic in consultation with service managers / employers and be expected to interrogate the relevant literature and identify any potential recommendations for change.  The module is normally offered once per academic year, between May and September

Module code:HEA4263
Module credits:20
Cost for new students:£1000 per module for 2024 /25 academic year

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

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

Who is this module for?

The module has been designed for Registered Nurses and qualified Physician Associates who are enrolled on the PGCert Urology Practice or MSc Urology Programmes.

However, the module may also form part of other MSc Pathways as an optional module and is available on a ‘Stand Alone’ basis, for students wanting to evidence credits at level 7 study.

What are the key aims of the module?

  • Critically appraise an aspect of clinical practice with reference to the related literature to determine what is already known.
  • Critically evaluate the potential implications and impacts for clinical practice of themes that emerge from the literature.
  • Formulate a series of clear concise evidence based recommendations or a realistic action plan.

How will I study?

This Work Based Learning Module requires students to be independent in their approach to their studies.  There are 4 x I hour online synchronous sessions throughout the course of the module

What will I study?

Searching the literature, using databases, academic writing skills, action planning, formulating recommendations, critical thinking, critical appraisal skills, report writing skills.

How will I be assessed?

A 4000 word Report will be submitted. The Report will reflect context of contemporary practice, current literature, themes emerging, implications for practice, recommendations for future development and / or an action plan and a summary.

Study dates and venues

Venue: Online Study

Starts: Tuesday 7 May 2024

Session times:

  • Tuesday 7 May 24, 12pm - 1pm, Online
  • Wednesday 5 June 24, 12pm - 1pm, Online
  • Tuesday 2 July 24, 112pm - 1pm, Online
  • Tuesday 3 September 24, 12pm - 1pm, Online

Venue: Online Study

Starts: Monday 28 April 2025

Session times:

Monday 28 April 2025, 12pm – 1pm (online)
Tuesday 20 May 2025, 12pm – 1pm (online)
Thursday 19 June 2025, 12pm – 1pm (online)
Friday 18 July 2025, 12pm – 1pm (online)

How to apply

Apply online for May 2024.

Contact us

For further information please contact:

Eleri Phillips, Urology Specialist Nurse, Project Lead, Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Phone: 07867201429

Veronica Vernon
Phone: 01695 657097

Pauline Causey
Urology Academic Audit Support Worker


PGCert Urology Practice

Urology Masters Degree