Module title: Healthcare Management Project

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: NMS11175
Module leader: Elaine Carnegie
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Population and Public Health
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, Trimester 3, Blended,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Elaine Carnegie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The student is expected to negotiate the focus and aims of their employment focussed project which will be stated explicitly in the learning agreement (LO1). The learning agreement must be approved by their line manager/project supervisor as well as the module leader prior to the student embarking upon its implementation. Through Moodle, students will have access to materials (at a time, place and pace that suits them) that will support the development of their learning agreement as well as resources to facilitate their learning and the use of appropriate work-related project skills, critical thinking and analysis, reflection, problem solving and decision making tools (LOs 2-4). Students will be supported throughout the module by an academic supervisor. Tutor support is provided via e-mail and online tutorials that flexibly utilise asynchronous and synchronous forms of communication to meet individual needs or face to face communication as requested.


Formative Assessment:
The assessment strategy has been designed to be integral to the learning process. Formative assessment will occur through the learning activities and check points at key stages throughout the module with constructive feedback provided. There will also be further opportunity for formative feedback as students will be encouraged to submit a draft of sections of their project report prior to final submission. The summative assessment is submitted in three parts. The learning agreement which forms the basis for the employment focussed project (LO1); a project report resulting from the employment focussed project (LOs 2 and 3) and a reflective commentary on the process of conducting an employment focussed project (LO4).


Summative Assessment:
The assessment strategy has been designed to be integral to the learning process. Formative assessment will occur through the learning activities and check points at key stages throughout the module with constructive feedback provided. There will also be further opportunity for formative feedback as students will be encouraged to submit a draft of sections of their project report prior to final submission. The summative assessment is submitted in three parts. The learning agreement which forms the basis for the employment focussed project (LO1); a project report resulting from the employment focussed project (LOs 2 and 3) and a reflective commentary on the process of conducting an employment focussed project (LO4).


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Project Supervision 10
Face To Face Guided independent study 590
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 20 1 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Project - Written 70 2,3 26 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12000
Reflective Log 10 1,2,3,4 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Elaine Carnegie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The student is expected to negotiate the focus and aims of their employment focussed project which will be stated explicitly in the learning agreement (LO1). The learning agreement must be approved by their line manager/project supervisor as well as the module leader prior to the student embarking upon its implementation. Through Moodle, students will have access to materials (at a time, place and pace that suits them) that will support the development of their learning agreement as well as resources to facilitate their learning and the use of appropriate work-related project skills, critical thinking and analysis, reflection, problem solving and decision making tools (LOs 2-4). Students will be supported throughout the module by an academic supervisor. Tutor support is provided via e-mail and online tutorials that flexibly utilise asynchronous and synchronous forms of communication to meet individual needs or face to face communication as requested.


Formative Assessment:
The assessment strategy has been designed to be integral to the learning process. Formative assessment will occur through the learning activities and check points at key stages throughout the module with constructive feedback provided. There will also be further opportunity for formative feedback as students will be encouraged to submit a draft of sections of their project report prior to final submission. The summative assessment is submitted in three parts. The learning agreement which forms the basis for the employment focussed project (LO1); a project report resulting from the employment focussed project (LOs 2 and 3) and a reflective commentary on the process of conducting an employment focussed project (LO4).


Summative Assessment:
The assessment strategy has been designed to be integral to the learning process. Formative assessment will occur through the learning activities and check points at key stages throughout the module with constructive feedback provided. There will also be further opportunity for formative feedback as students will be encouraged to submit a draft of sections of their project report prior to final submission. The summative assessment is submitted in three parts. The learning agreement which forms the basis for the employment focussed project (LO1); a project report resulting from the employment focussed project (LOs 2 and 3) and a reflective commentary on the process of conducting an employment focussed project (LO4).


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Project Supervision 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 590
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 20 1 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Project - Written 70 2,3 26 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12000
Reflective Log 10 1,2,3,4 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Elaine Carnegie
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will negotiate the focus and aims of your employment focussed project which will be stated explicitly in the learning agreement with your academic supervisor (LO1). Through Moodle, you will have access to materials (at a time, place and pace that suits you) that will support the development of your learning agreement as well as resources to facilitate your learning and the use of appropriate research skills, work-related project skills, critical thinking and analysis, reflection, problem solving and decision making tools (LOs 2-4). Support is provided face-to-face, via e-mail and online tutorials that flexibly utilise asynchronous and synchronous forms of communication to meet individual needs. You will adopt the module’s step by step guidance for conducting an integrative review to enable systematic project management. You will participate in and complete the literature review cycle, and use data extraction and critical appraisal tools to evaluate evidence. With an emphasis on self-directed learning, you will draw on module resources including online self-assessments, study plans, text books, workbooks and critical appraisal tools as well as a range of tutorials. The module is underpinned by activities and learning material which requires you to search for evidence based material, and references are supplied for you to read about the nature of evidence that underpins the application of theory to practice. You will be actively encouraged and expected to identify research and evidence-based literature in addition to that suggested by the module team.

Formative Assessment:
The assessment strategy has been designed to be integral to the learning process. Formative assessment will occur through the learning activities and check points at key stages throughout the module with constructive feedback provided. There will also be further opportunity for formative feedback as students will be encouraged to submit a draft of sections of their project report prior to final submission.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment is submitted in three parts. The learning agreement which forms the basis for the employment focussed project (LO1); a project report resulting from the employment focussed project in the form of an extended literature review (LOs 2 and 3) and a reflective commentary on the process of conducting an employment focussed project (LO4).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Project Supervision 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 590
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 20 1 5 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Dissertation 70 2 and 3 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 12000
Reflective Log 10 4 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

You will learn how to identify and evaluate evidence in order to improve healthcare systems. By constructing an effective search strategy, you will identify relevant evidence to help address a challenge within your healthcare management practice. For your learning agreement, you will begin by drawing on a range of evidence in order to present a justification for your chosen research question. This will help you define your aims and objectives for the project. You will learn how to conduct an effective search strategy and systematically search for empirical evidence. You will learn how to use critical appraisal tools to enhance evaluation of evidence. Submitting drafts of each activity to your supervisor, will enable you to gain feedback and support your development throughout the process. On completion of critical appraisal of selected evidence, you will utilise your critical analysis skills to develop a synthesis of your findings. Conducting a reflective commentary on the process of conducting an integrative review will enable you to integrate your new academic and professional learning.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Construct a Learning Agreement commensurate with 60 credits at SCQF level 11
LO2: Apply appropriate methodologies and techniques in undertaking an employment focussed project within the specified time-frame
LO3: Produce a written employment focussed project report
LO4: Critically reflect on your academic and professional development.

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