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Leading and Innovating BSc (Hons) / MSc

  • Level(s) of Study: Professional
  • Start Date(s): BSc – September/March each year, MSc – September
  • Duration: BSc – 2 years part time, MSc – 2-5 years part time
  • Study Mode(s): Part-time
  • Campus: Clifton Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

What you’ll study

The leading and innovating courses provide post-registration continuing professional development for qualified health professionals. The courses enable practitioners to improve clinical outcomes along with patient and staff experience through the development of leadership and innovation skills. The courses aim to empower health professionals to construct improvement initiatives and local innovations, implement them and evaluate the outputs from such endeavours. These courses have been developed in collaboration with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The course offers a unique blend of research and contemporary practice to support the development of knowledgeable practitioners. Content includes critical appraisal of research and professional literature, contemporary approaches to leadership and innovation in the health and social care context. The course will encourage students to critically reflect on current practice, discuss underpinning research and professional guidance and debate case-studies to develop clinical expertise and inform decision making.

Modules

Research in nursing, health and social care – 30 Credits

This module explores contemporary issues and debates in health research. The module will prepare students with the knowledge and skills required to undertake research in their chosen field of professional practice.

Leadership in Nursing, Health and Social Care Practice – 30 credits

This module considers contemporary leadership theory, policy and research and its application to current challenges faced by leaders working in health and social care. It aims to develop a critical awareness of leadership concepts and provide learners with strategies to lead change and innovation in their local area. Topics include collaborative working, team performance, coaching and talent development.

Innovation in Nursing, Health and Social Care Practice – 30 credits

This module explores creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking in the context of health and social care. It will develop understanding of design thinking, innovation process models and implementation science to equip students with the knowledge and skills to innovate in response to local and national drivers.

Option Module – 30 credits

This is student choice pertinent to their area of practice. Please see module specification document for the chosen module

Independent Study – 60 credits

This module provides you with the opportunity for originality and intellectual independence into a specific area of your practice. Students will be able to choose between an impact study (e.g. service evaluation or audit), a clinical change project, or critical review of practice.

Assessment

  • Research proposal
  • Presentation
  • Critical reflection on leadership
  • Business case study for innovation
  • Project report

The course offers a unique blend of evidence and contemporary practice to support the development of knowledgeable practitioners. Content includes critical appraisal of research and professional literature, contemporary approaches to leadership and innovation in the health and social care context. The course will encourage students to critically reflect on current practice, discuss underpinning research and professional guidance and debate case-studies to develop clinical expertise and inform decision making.

Modules

Evidence in clinical practice –30 Credits

This module recognises the importance of clinical expertise as key to interpreting and applying research and professional evidence into practice. During this module students will learn how to find evidence and critically analyse theoretical, scientific and ethical aspects of their chosen sources. Students will consider how evidence can inform practice and make credible recommendations for change.

Leadership in Nursing, Health and Social Care Practice – 30 credits

This module considers contemporary leadership theory, policy and research and its application to current challenges faced by leaders working in health and social care. It aims to develop a critical awareness of leadership concepts and provide learners with strategies to lead change and innovation in their local area. Topics include collaborative working, team performance, coaching and talent development.

Innovation in Nursing, Health and Social Care Practice – 30 credits

This module explores creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking in the context of health and social care. It will develop understanding of design thinking, innovation process models and implementation science to equip students with the knowledge and skills to innovate in response to local and national drivers.

Independent Study – 30 credits

This module provides you with the opportunity for originality and intellectual independence into a specific area of your practice. Students will be able to choose between an impact study (e.g. service evaluation or audit), a clinical change project, or critical review of practice.

Assessment

  • Critical review of literature
  • Presentation
  • Critical reflection on leadership
  • Business case study for innovation
  • Project report

How you’re taught

Delivery Mode

Teaching will be delivered using a variety of approaches, which include, lectures, problem-based learning, collaborative learning and reflection on professional practice. The course is delivered through a blended delivery of on campus and online learning and is co-delivered by experienced academics and health practitioners working in senior leadership roles. This offers a synergistic approach to course delivery to ensure that the course remains current and responsive to changes in current practice.

Campus and facilities

The purpose-built Health & Allied Professions (HAP) Centre is home to our world-class teaching, practice, research and scholarship in the Institute of Health and Allied Professions (IHAP).

Entry requirements

BSc

  • Applicants will be registered health practitioners currently working in health or social care.

MSc

  • Applicants will be registered health practitioners currently working in health or social care.
  • Level 6 qualification of evidence of the ability to study at level 7

Fees and funding

Level of studyCourse cost
BSc£4,000
MSc£7,200

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Please contact the SOC.cpd@ntu.ac.uk inbox for your registration form. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

This course is not open to international students.

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