Postgraduate taught 

Advanced Practice in Health Care MSc(MedSci)/PgDip/PgCert

Transforming care services NURSING5061

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

The course will enable the student to critically discuss the impact of policy and quality strategies on improving care delivery and provide the student with an opportunity to apply an economic assessment tool to inform potential changes in care delivery.


The course will be delivered on- line, with interactive lectures/tutorials, supported by the use of the virtual learning environment (Moodle).

Excluded Courses





The summative assessment will take the form of a project where the student carries out an economic assessment within their own working environment and submits a 2,500 word report (plus necessary appendices) on the outcome (excluding references), relevant to the course learning outcomes. The work must be supported by the relevant literature.

Course Aims

The course will enable students to explore the impact of policy and strategies in relation to quality improvements in care delivery and to develop an evidence based economic assessment to inform service transformation.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Critically discuss the impact of policy and quality strategies related to health and social care in a global context

2. Apply skills in developing strategies to achieve outcomes/goals and implement policy in their own professional environment

3. Evaluate the impact of quality strategies within the health and social care environment

4. Apply an economic assessment tool to determine the value of an existing or planned aspect of practice or service provision

5. Demonstrate critical awareness of risk and risk management in relation to health care provision

6. Critically discuss approaches to managing budgets and balancing financial constraints with quality provision

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.