Methodologies for Project Works in Practice

The module will introduce you to a variety of methodologies available to you when conducting projects in the practice setting. 

This module will enable you to choose an appropriate methodology for the dissertation that will be undertaken as part of the MSc Advancing Practice programme and will therefore provide a pre-requisite for the ADPP090 dissertation module.

In completing this module you will develop an awareness of quality improvement, work-based and action research methodologies as well as an in-depth understanding of the skills required to assess whether any change to practice has an impact on quality of care provided from the perspective of patients, staff and the organisation in which the student works.

The module can be completed as a single credit based module. Alternatively, it may be used as credit towards the MSc in Advancing Practice.

Study method: Part-time, Online only

QI Team
  • Module code ADPP014
  • Start date 15 January 2018
  • Application deadline 12 November
  • Duration 15 weeks
  • Credit value SCQF 11 20
  • Fees £512
  • Overseas Fees £1,516
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Entrance Requirements

Students may apply who have completed a previous degree or Master’s level studies.

In addition applications are welcomed from any health, AHP, social care and voluntary sector workers who may have extensive professional experience without certificated learning.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of your proficiency (minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 577/233/90).


Information on module cost can be obtained here.   

A flexible payment scheme is operated by the University for students who are self-funding.


Upon completion of the module, you will have:

  • In-depth knowledge of the strengths and challenges associated with project work in the current health care context.
  • In-depth understanding of the skills required to conduct project work.
  • Advanced ability to critically assess appropriateness of different methodologies for conducting projects in a healthcare setting.

Delivery and Assessment

Assessment:  4,000 word assignment

Module Co-ordinator(s)

Dr Julie Cowie

Application deadline Sun, 12 Nov 2017 23:00:00 GMT

Career opportunities

Completion of the Advancing Practice course provides opportunity to develop transferable skills. This will optimise the ability of each student to impact on the experience of individuals, families and service providers within a range of clinical, social and pastoral settings within the UK and internationally.

All modules are related to NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), enabling you to clearly identify the core and specific dimensions within the KSF which can be achieved when you successfully complete your module/programme.


All modules can be linked to specific professional capability/competency frameworks within your practice area. You are encouraged to view your participation within the Masters of Advancing Practice programme as a means of supporting your professional development plans (PDP) and career progression.

This module may be completed as a single credit-based module. Alternatively you can use it as credit towards the MSc in Advanced Practice.

Modules will be offered subject to demand and need to meet a minimum class size of eight students.

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