Service Improvement

The details
Health and Social Care (School of)
Southend Campus & Apprenticeship Location
Long Vacation
Undergraduate: Level 5
Saturday 27 June 2020
Monday 20 April 2020
26 March 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for


Module description

This is a project based module; the design encourages self-directed learning under supervision in relation to service improvements in health care settings.

The module will foster the development of abilities to consider service improvement within clinical practice.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

* Academic level specific 1:1 tutorials will explore teaching content and provide guidance on the completion of the assessment * Moodle – the VLE will contain content which will direct students to reading and support activities. * Module outcomes are academic level specific * Students will complete a scrapbook portfolio focussed on a self -selected service improvement topic and gathering evidence from a wide range of sources Learning will be self-directed, with guidance provided by virtual learning activities, and supervision by personal tutors. The student will be able to draw on experiences from all previous placements in relation to completing the module assessment. Learning will be supported by the University's on-line resources to which the student will have access on and off campus. Students will be responsible for arranging 1:1 tutorials with their allocated personal tutors to enable periodic review of personal study and provide feedback on portfolio work completed.


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   HS513 NDA Oct 18 Service Improvement    100% 
Coursework   HS513 Submission (NDA Oct 19 - SA)    100% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Alison Taylor-Lamb, email: ajtaylor@essex.ac.uk.
Allison Taylor-Lamb
Jennifer Weston (Administrator) hscsouap@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

Mrs Juliet Amanda Drummond
The University of Wolverhampton
Senior Adult Lecturer
Mrs Julia Mary Terry
Swansea University
Associate Professor
Available via Moodle
Of 18 hours, 12 (66.7%) hours available to students:
6 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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