*These modules are open to staff from across SWAST, however please be mindful that delivery may be face-to-face, so some travel may be required. Travel costs are not supported as part of this module funding. Please contact the university directly if you have any queries about delivery mode.*

Prior to applying or expressing an interest please ensure you have checked that you meet the entry requirements.

**Please note**

This is a 40 credit module in 2 parts. By applying for this module you are signing up to complete both parts.
You will also need to be in a role or position where you have the opportunity and  the permission from SWASFT to make a service improvement to implement your project.
Please make sure you have the right support in place from your directorate before applying.

This 120 credit clinically-focused module is around preparing for and then implementing a Service Improvement Project (SIP) which is studied at Level 7 (Masters level). This is the equivalent to a research or dissertation of the MSc.

It is composed of two level 7 units (modules):
Service Improvement Project
1– Preparing for your Service Improvement Project
and
2 – Service Improvement Project.

Your application will be for both modules which you will need to complete on the dates outlined below.

BU webpage– DO NOT apply here unless instructed to or your application will be rejected. 

 

Preparing for your Service Improvement Project

A Service Improvement Project (SIP) aims to bring about a measurable benefit to a service or services against a stated aim. During the unit you will explore a range of relevant knowledge, skills and attributes to enable you to prepare for a SIP. This unit aims to provide an opportunity to develop a SIP proposal. During the unit you will explore a range of relevant knowledge, skills and attributes to enable you to prepare for a SIP. You will gain sufficient knowledge regarding an appropriate, systematic and justified methodology in a complex professional area design an original, intellectually challenging and in-depth SIP action plan relevant to your professional context.

Service Improvement Project

A Service Improvement Project (SIP) aims to bring about a measurable benefit to a service or services against a stated aim. The project embraces both traditional and non-traditional forms of intellectual inquiry and relevant and effective practical management.

The specific content and subject matter related to the area of investigation will be justified by you and negotiated with your SIP tutor and employer.

The project will demonstrate your autonomous and independent ability within a complex professional context, to create knowledge which expands or redefines existing knowledge and/or develops new approaches to service improvement.

This course requires 100% attendance.

Mode of Delivery: Blended learning (online and face to face) *correct at time of publishing May 2022.

Module code: FHSS7322

Entry requirements:

Normally students may enter Level 7 (Master’s level) study if they have been awarded:

  • Undergraduate degree (honours or non-honours)
  • An equivalent qualification (the learning outcome of which are demonstrably appropriate in terms of knowledge, understanding and skills) equivalent to 120 credits at Level 6.
  • You will also need to be in a role or position where you have the opportunity and  the permission from SWASFT to make a service improvement to implement your project.
    Please make sure you have the right support in place from your directorate before applying.
Your application will be for both modules which you will need to complete on the dates outlined below. 100% attendance required.
October 2022:
11/10/2022, 25/10/2022, 08/11/2022, 22/11/2022, 07/03/2023, 25/04/2023, 13/06/2023
March 2023:
16/03/2023, 30/03/2023, 20/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 05/10/2023, 09/11/2023, 14/12/2023

*Please check here to ensure attendance dates have not changed since date of publishing (May 2022). 

Please fill in the funding application form below and click submit.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 7th July at 9am.

You will be contacted approx 2-3 weeks after this to let you know if you have been successful as the CPD scoring process and what to do next.

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The deadline for applications has now passed. Please do not apply for funding via the university website, as your funding application will be rejected.