Facilitating collaborative patient management and flow (degree and masters level)

Key features

This 20 credit module can be studied at degree or masters level and will enable you to collaborate with your peers to develop your understanding of the complexities associated with patient flow, giving you the opportunity to debate quality improvements from the perspective of the patient, the practitioner and the organisation.

You will critically evaluate influences on patient flow and be part of the development of creative solutions to local challenges. 

At masters level, you will also gain an awareness of relevant national and international policies which currently influence patient management and flow processes.

ADV609 course details (degree level)

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the national and international models of patient flow and how they may influence current practice
  • appraise the decision making processes involved in triage, referral, liaison and discharge
  • evaluate the impact of organisational and professional cultures on the experience of the patient journey throughout the health and social care systems
  • analyse the challenge of patient flow from organisational perspective.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is in two parts:

1. a supportive abstract

2. an evidence based poster.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

ADV763 course details (masters level)

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • critically explore the national and international policies and models of patient flow and how they may influence current practice
  • critically appraise the decision making processes involved in triage, referral, liaison and discharge
  • evaluate the impact of organisational and professional cultures on the experience of the patient journey throughout the health and social care systems
  • critically analyse the challenge of patient flow from an organisational perspective.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is in two parts:

1. a supportive abstract

2. an evidence based poster.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

Module dates

The taught dates for both modules are 12 and 13 February, and 5 and 6 March 2019.

(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.

What programmes can these modules count towards?

The degree-level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our BSc (Hons) Professional Development pathways.

The masters-level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some of our MSc Advanced Professional Practice pathways.

For further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.

Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on these modules:

  • you must be a registered health and social care professional or a health and social care worker in possession of previous study at level 5 (Diploma of Higher Education) or a foundation degree to study the module at degree level, or
  • you must be a registered health and social care professional or a health and social care worker who has previously studied to graduate level to study the module at masters level.

Each student will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Fees and funding

Funding

This module is commissioned by Health Education England and you may be eligible for funding through your employing trust.

To apply please contact your trust’s education coordinator who will guide you through the application process.

If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

Fees

For those who are self-funding, please see our Professional Development module fees page.