The course begins with the Transforming Quality in Health and Care module which will review your learning to date and begin to equip you to develop a focus on quality improvement and acting as a
change agent in practice. Understanding your learning and engaging with learning for life is a core skill of the Health or Social Care professional and is fundamental to CPD. As part of preparing you to be an agent for change this module will also examine the identification, critique and application of sources of evidence vital to any QI process.
During this first module, you will, in partnership with your Personal Academic Tutor and, where appropriate, employer produce a small-scale quality improvement proposal linked to your area of professional practice. You will consider barriers to change and optimal means of fostering and maintaining QI initiatives in the workplace to ensure change is not only initiated but also maintained.
You can opt to study individual modules which are pertinent to your practice, without working towards the degree award. You may choose to put these towards an award later using a process we call Recognition of Prior Certificated Learning (RPCL) so long as you do this within 5 years of studying the module. You may RPCL a maximum of 40 level 6 credits so if you have completed two 20-credit standalone modules you will be required to enrol on the programme rather than undertake further standalone module. The one exception to this is if you are studying the three neonatal modules detailed later.