Principles of Service Improvement - Level 7 - 7RD517

About this module

This module is for anyone who has an interest or need to carry out service improvement in their job role however big or small

It is the foundation to service improvement knowledge and skills at a postgraduate level and responds to the service improvement agenda through effective employment of service improvement theories, tools and strategic planning to an individual's area of practice. The aim, therefore, is to develop practitioners in health and social care have the capability, confidence and skills to engage with service improvement within their own field of practice through the use of appropriate tools, strategic measurement and project management.

Individuals will explore the context of service improvement within their own practice area, acknowledging change management alongside evidence-based strategies for improvement but will use this module to plan their own service improvement practice.

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

Find out more about LBR at Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr.

Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

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Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health Professionals

Course code: - Module code: 7RD517

Start dates are usually: September and January

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Research, analyse and evaluate available service improvement knowledge and skills appropriate for your workplace.
  2. Demonstrate insight into the dilemmas and value-conflicts associated with introducing service improvement.
  3. Demonstrate innovation and strategic thinking in the planning of service improvement activities.

Fees and finance

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

Self-funded CPD

If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.

Where will I study?

You'll study for this course via distance learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992
E: lbr@derby.ac.uk

Or visit www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703
E: hsc@derby.ac.uk