This qualification is designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills which will enable you to contribute to the advancement of healthcare practice. To achieve this qualification, you will need to successfully complete the two 60-credit modules, Leading healthcare improvements (K827) and Researching and evaluating healthcare practice (K828).
In K827, you will investigate the theory and practice of healthcare improvement, exploring what healthcare improvement means and how it can be achieved through change agency, collaboration and partnership and the field of improvement science. You will develop leadership skills in relation to policy, innovation and service improvement.
In K828, you will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of using research and evidence-based practice to support service improvements in relation to advancing healthcare practice. Research skills are considered an important part of advancing healthcare practice, so within K828 you will pay particular attention to the conception, design and conduct of research that has significance and benefit in the practice setting.
This diploma forms part of a programme of study in which you can continue studying to achieve the MSc in Advancing Healthcare Practice (F52).