Core Module Information
Module title: Developing Interventions For Real World Impact

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HSC11159
Module leader: Jennifer Murray
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

This module will introduce you to the process and practice of planning and developing interventions. The module will do this through using a “journey” model, starting with understanding what interventions are and can be, why we use them, through to how they are developed from theoretical and practice-based perspectives, how they can be implemented and evaluated, and, importantly, considering interprofessional and collaborative working as part of the intervention development/implementation process. You will be provided with exemplars of interventions that have been used in health and social contexts.

You will be reminded of some of the concepts and research processes that you covered in the first module of the programme e.g., co-production, co-design, stakeholder involvement and impact. The module content will be delivered in four sections to support the logical narrative and progression of knowledge and understanding throughout the module journey. You will
explore: (1) What are interventions and why are they needed? (2) Approaches for developing evidence informed, practice-relevant interventions. (3) How can interventions be successfully applied into heath and social care contexts, and how can they be successfully evaluated? (4) Who needs to be involved, why, and how good collaborative working approaches can improve the success of intervention development, implementation, and evaluation. Across the module, you will explore and draw on models and/or frameworks for intervention development. The class will critically discuss existing underpinning theories and frameworks and explore
whether or not these are representative of or applicable to health and social care contexts, and how they
can be used when considering intervention development. You will also critically consider the lessons from research approaches and evaluation frameworks when considering the design, evaluation and implementation of interventions. Finally, in each of the four sections, you will reflect on the key lessons taken from the sections and consider how these can be applied to health and social care contexts.

Learning Outcomes for module:

1.Formulate a succinct definition of what interventions are and discuss their purpose within effective evidence-informed practice.
2. Evaluate the theoretical basis and practice literature underpinning intervention development.
3.Critically apply your knowledge on intervention development, to plan an intervention which is underpinned by theory and practice based evidence
4. Assess and evaluate appropriate approaches to intervention implementation and evaluation in different health and social care contexts
5. Critically reflect on interprofessional, collaborative working approaches within the intervention development process

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jennifer Murray
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 5
Online Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 175
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 5
Online Guided independent study 5
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 14/15 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 0
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 0

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