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Health Care Service Transformation Project

Module titleHealth Care Service Transformation Project
Module codePYCM026
Academic year2020/1
Module staff

Ms Nicola Buckingham (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks




Number students taking module (anticipated)


Description - summary of the module content

Module description

The requirement to deliver evidence-based, quality-driven, outcomes informed services ensures that health care settings are at the vanguard of ongoing transformational change and sustainable development. In turn this requires leaders to develop reflective and evidence-based practice at a professional level. This module supports you through the planning and implementation of a service transformation project in your local service context.

Module aims - intentions of the module

In this module you will deliver a service transformation project and demonstrate a practical understanding of the application of clinical leadership competences in your service setting.

The further aim of this module is to enable you to:

  • Develop and update your knowledge of the fundamental principles of ¬†leadership and service transformation theory, research and practice
  • Develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of how implementation science informs service transformation. Develop an advanced knowledge of the skills necessary for leading service transformation.
  • Develop the capacity to reflect critically on ¬†leadership and service transformation theory, research and practice

Through attending the workshops and tutorials you will develop the following academic and professional skills:

  • Critical analysis (the ability to critically appraise research, literature and opinions of others, and your own work in the light of data tracking and analysis)
  • Problem formulation and problem solving (the ability to synthesise information from theory/literature with complex data from practical experience to make sense of experience and formulate solutions)
  • Reflective practice (the ability to reflect on theoretical knowledge and procedural experience and to learn from this and apply learning to practice)

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Undertake an innovative service transformation project competently and independently
  • 2. Reflect on your own and others functioning in order to transform and improve clinical practice
  • 3. Differentiate a range of key practice issues associated with the sustainable transformation of clinical practice

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 4. Synthesise new approaches to contribute to the development of methodology and understanding in transformational service development
  • 5. Communicate complex and contentious information clearly and effectively to specialists and non-specialists, acting as an effective clinical leader

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 6. Analyse and manage the implications of ethical dilemmas and work proactively to formulate solutions
  • 7. Manage complexity, incompleteness and contradiction through leadership and effective team working
  • 8. Function independently and reflectively as a learner

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

Individual coaching, locality tasks, workshops and small group working will be used to support the development and implementation of your service transformation project.

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching10Individual coaching sessions
Scheduled learning and teaching20Workshops and small group work
Guided independent study200Independent service-based research
Guided independent study60Reading and preparation of project report
Guided independent study10Locality tasks


Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Reflective log2000 words2, 4, 6-8Written

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Service transformation report (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)1006000 wordsAllWritten


Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Service transformation reportService transformation reportAllFour weeks from the date that feedback was provided

Re-assessment notes

One assessment is required for this module. In all cases re-assessment will be the same as the original assessment. Where you have been referred/deferred for any form of assessment detailed above you will have the opportunity to resubmit within four weeks from the date that feedback was provided.

If you pass re-assessments taken as a result of deferral, your re-assessment will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment and the overall module mark will not be capped.

If you pass re-assessments taken as a result of referral (i.e. following initial failure in the assessment), the overall module mark will be capped at 50%.

If you fail re-assessments taken as a result of referral (i.e. following initial failure in the assessment), you will be failed in the module and as a consequence you will be failed in the programme and your registration as a student of the University will be terminated.


Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

  • Stringer, E. (1993). Action research: A handbook for practitioners. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Department of Health (2009). Improving Access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

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Key words search

Leadership, reflective practice, outcome monitoring

Credit value30
Module ECTS


Module pre-requisites


Module co-requisites

PYCM024 Leadership and Sustainable Development in Health Care Settings and PYCM025 Reflective and Evidence-based Practice in Health Care Settings

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