Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
The Service Improvement / Evaluation Project aims to provide an alternative to a traditional dissertation. You will identify an area of concern from practice raised by a complaint, service key performance indicator, change in policy or following a critical incident. You will develop a project proposal to plan, implement, evaluate and disseminate a service improvement. The project will be developed from a detailed description of the area of concern and review of the literature. Following a model of change you will implement and report on your service improvement. Where appropriate ethics committee approval may be required (students should note that approval from relevant ethics committees may be a course requirement) together with management support and local service development procedures.
The content of the Service development / evaluation project will vary according to the individual interests of the student but will fall within the broad parameters of the student’s course. The Project requires the student to conduct an original piece of work.
The securing of ethics approval and the selection and application of suitable research methods and / or service policy development procedures is an important part of the exercise and the project should engage critically with the evidence base.
A student passing this module should be able to:
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