Advanced Practice Project HEA4002


Covid-19 - Course Impact Statement

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

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

February 2021 S2

Venue: Online Study

Starts: Mon 1st Feb 2021

Session Times:
Workshop 1
  • Monday 1st February 2021, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Workshop 2
  • Monday 8th March 2021, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Workshop 3
  • Monday 26th April 2021, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Workshop 4
  • Monday 10th May 2021, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Workshop 5
  • Monday 7th June 2021, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Workshop 6
  • Monday 19th July 2021, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • 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.

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    For further information on module content please contact Module Coordinators Charlotte Moen on 01695 657028 (, Lai Chan on 01695 657089 (email or Paul Warburton on 01695 657060 (email


    This module is a core module on the following programmes:

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