Advanced Practice Project HEA4002


This is the final module for the MSc Leadership Development and the MSc Advanced Fertility Practice 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
Level: 7
Credits: 60
Cost: £1475 for Sept 2021 to July 2022

Who is this module for?

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

What are the key aims of the programme?

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?

This module is normally studied over 6 sessions, each session comprises 3 hours. The module runs over two semesters.

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 projects 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 health care 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

September 2021 S1

Venue: Manchester

Starts: Mon 6th Sep 2021

Session Times:
  • Monday 6th September 2021, 9am-4pm, attendance
  • Monday 11th October 2021, 9am-4pm, attendance, online, reading, tutorial
  • Monday 6th December 2021, online tutorial
  • Monday 23rd March 2022, attendance, online, reading, tutorial

Study dates and times are subject to change.

February 2022 S2

Venue: TBC

Starts: Mon 7th Feb 2022

Session Times:
Workshop 1
  • Monday 7th February 2022, 1pm-4pm
  • Workshop 2
  • Monday 14th March 2022, 1pm-4pm
  • Workshop 3
  • Monday 25th April 2022, 1pm-4pm
  • Workshop 4
  • Monday 16th May 2022, 1pm-4pm
  • Workshop 5
  • Monday 27th June 2022, 1pm-4pm
  • Workshop 6
  • Monday 11th July 2022, 1pm-4pm
  • Workshop 7
  • Monday 31st October 2022, 1pm-4pm
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    Further Information

    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.

    If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs page.

    For further information on module content please contact the Module Coordinator for the September cohort, Sally Stuart [email protected].


    This module is a core module on the following programmes:

  • MSc Advanced Fertility Practice
  • MSc Surgical-Care Practice
  • MSc Leadership Development