Service Evaluation and Quality Improvement MED6024
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Health and Wellbeing
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 6 (SCQF level 12)
- Typically Offered: Full Year
- Available to Visiting Students: No
In this course, trainees conduct a piece of service evaluation or quality improvement work of relevance to clinical psychology and the wider health and social care community.
Trainees will attend lectures and workshops on service evaluation and quality improvement methods during Years 1 and 2.
Later in the programme they will undertake a piece of supervised service evaluation or quality improvement work in the NHS or another relevant setting. Trainees on the standard three-year pathway will undertake this work in small groups, under the supervision of field and academic supervisors, in spring/summer of Year 3.
Trainees on the standard three-year pathway will submit the following:
- 20-minute group presentation (60%)
- 1000-word executive summary handout to accompany the presentation (20%)
- 500-word individual reflective report (20%)
1. To enable trainees to conduct a piece of service evaluation or quality improvement work of relevance to clinical psychologists and the wider health and social care community.
2. To support the development of skills in disseminating service evaluation or quality improvement outcomes to a range of stakeholders.
3. To support the development of early-stage leadership competencies in conceptualising and communicating service evaluation and quality improvement issues.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
All learning outcomes are benchmarked to the standards of proficiency and the competence frameworks stipulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the value of service evaluation and quality improvement activities in relation to the development of the profession of clinical psychology and of patient/client care
2. Draw on cross-cutting competencies in academic, clinical and professional practice domains to conduct a piece of service evaluation or quality improvement work that is relevant to clinical psychology practice
3. Demonstrate the ability to present service-related or quality-related data/information clearly and concisely, and interpret it appropriately
4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate evaluation/improvement outcomes in a form that is accessible and appropriate to the intended audiences.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.