Participatory Research for Service Improvement
Health and Social Care (School of)
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 22 March 2024
08 August 2023
Requisites for this module
BSC B740 Nursing (Adult),
BSC B740CO Nursing (Adult),
BSC B742 Nursing (Adult) (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B742CO Nursing (Adult) (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B760 Nursing (Mental Health),
BSC B760CO Nursing (Mental Health),
BSC B762 Nursing (Mental Health) (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B762CO Nursing (Mental Health) (Including Year Abroad),
MSCIB770 Nursing (Dual Award in Adult and Mental Health),
MSCIB770SO Nursing (Dual Award in Adult and Mental Health)
Monitoring and evaluating the quality of care practices and services, and making subsequent service changes are fundamental for improving the safety and quality of care. Improvements in care and treatment that enhance the outcomes that people experience can be transformative when the people whose experiences matter most are involved in the design of the service.
This module offers students the opportunity to work closely with people with lived experience, citizens and service users to consult on, develop, co-design and lead participatory quality improvement initiatives. In partnership with people, students will select questions and issues that are important to people, and co-design a proposal to address these issues in partnership with people with lived experience, quality and education leads in partner organisations and the support of an academic supervisor.
The aims of this module are:
- To draw together and integrate learning from earlier modules and critically consider how to use evidence in a planned service improvement design.
- To explore and design participatory approaches using EBP (Evidence-Based Practice) to a planned service improvement that aims to enhance experiences and outcomes for people who use and work in health and social care services.
By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:
- Critically consider the mechanisms that can be used to improve practices and services (e.g. audit).
- Critically consider the effective use of resources and need for sustainability in developing a project plan for practice while understanding the plan could be used to develop a business case.
- Demonstrate critical understanding of how to work in partnership with others for improvement in service provision.
- Recognise ethical andgovernance processes in service delivery and critically review the range of intended and unintended consequences, benefits, risks and hazards the recommendations for change.
Indicative syllabus content
- Understand and apply Evidence Based Practice (EBP)
- Ethical principles and governance
- Explore participatory working and research practices
- Influencing organisational change
- Quality improvement methodologies
- Principles of measurement e.g., audit for service improvement
- EBP project planning
- Identification of potential hazards and management of risk
- Resource allocation in health systems
- Project planning and understand the concept of developing a business case
The module will be delivered via:
Students will be introduced to the principles that underpin successful and participatory project planning in a series of keynote lectures with supporting workshops and online resources
Students will discuss engagement and partnership with “others” meeting people with lived experience, clinicians and those who work in partner organisations.
Students will lead their project design and discuss regularly under the supervision of an academic supervisors to determine the shape of the planned service improvement.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
|Adult Nursing (Southend): Summative assignment
Additional coursework information
The coursework comprises:
A project plan focused on the re-design of an element of service provision that enhances the experiences and outcomes of those involved in the service.
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mr Donald George Hamilton
London South Bank University
Available via Moodle
Of 48 hours, 46 (95.8%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.
Disclaimer: The University makes every effort to ensure that this information on its Module Directory is accurate and up-to-date. Exceptionally it can
be necessary to make changes, for example to programmes, modules, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements,
industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to modules may for example consist
of variations to the content and method of delivery or assessment of modules and other services, to discontinue modules and other services and to merge or combine modules.
The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications and module directory.
The full Procedures, Rules and Regulations of the University governing how it operates are set out in the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances and in the University Regulations, Policy and Procedures.