Core programme content
- Measurement and Evaluation for Healthcare Practice
- Evidence Based Decision Making in Healthcare
- Leadership in Health and Social Care
- Developing Professional Leadership
For students wishing to undertake either an empirical study or a service development project as part of the dissertation module, additional modules must be taken and passed. These include:
- Issues in the Conduct of Healthcare Research (for empirical study)
- Professional Development and Organisational Change (for service development project).
Alternatively students may choose for their dissertation to undertake an indepth analysis of an area of policy or practice or to prepare three papers for publication.
Students undertake core modules in: Leadership, the modernised NHS and evidence-based practice and healthcare research.
Indicative non-core content
Students select optional courses from a wide range of available options including:
- Advanced assessment skills
- Clinical specialities
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FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
The majority of assessment is by coursework; some modules are also assessed by one examination.
More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.
Module code: 7KNIM124
Credit level: 7
This course will enable you to develop your understanding of concepts of professional leadership in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment and reflect upon and extend your repertoire of leadership styles and skills. A range of learning techniques will be used, including lectures, individual and group work and experiential learning. In addition, you will devise a personal leadership development plan, and engage in leading a live project in your place of work. Runs one whole day per week from June to July, with one week summer school.
The aim of this module is to provide students undertaking the MClin Res in Health and Social Care Research with an opportunity to draw on previous research training to plan and carry out an empirical clinical research project under supervision. Students are also required to prepare a draft of a 3000 word article for publication.
A monthly tutorial programme between October and July which students can attend if they wish. Students will also be allocated a supervisor who they will see on an individual basis and who will guide them through the process.
Module code: 7KNIM110
Credit level: 7
Credit value: 30
This course aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to identify best evidence for your practice. It focuses on searching for, appraising and synthesising evidence from health care research. You are introduced to a range of electronic databases for accessing evidence and the principles of systematic review. Learning is facilitated through lectures, workshops and a student-directed search for evidence to address a question emerging from your own practice. Issues surrounding research implementation and evidence at the level of the individual practitioner and the health care organisation are addressed. Assessment is by means of a review of literature which answers a focussed question utilising explicit methods.
Module code: 7KNIM704
Credit level: 7
This module will enable students to examine the challenges of leadership practice in health and social care environments. Effective leadership practice contributes significantly to the quality of both patient care and organisational robustness. This module will enable students to critically inquire into their personal and organisational practices for exercising leadership skills within and between professional health care groups and organisations endeavouring to provide quality patient or client care. A range of educational strategies are employed within the module; lectures, seminars, individual and group work.
This module aims to provide students with a broad knowledge of the key research approaches and techniques used in healthcare research. It intends to promote students’ understanding of published articles and enhance skills of critical analysis and enhance skills for critiquing research articles. Further it aims to promote the development of skills required to undertake a research-based project in the future. This module is a good stepping stone to Master's level work for those who have studied research methods at level 6 and those who would benefit from revision of this knowledge. It will consider philosophical bases for research, traditions and features of qualitative and quantitative research designs, data collection tools used in qualitative and quantitative research and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data. This module is a precursor for the second research methods module, ‘Issues in the Conduct of Healthcare Research’
Module code: 7KNIM701
Credit level: 7
This course aims to raise awareness of issues that arise inthe conduct of research, from writing research proposals to the publication of findings. It will be useful for students embarking on a research or service development project, for new researchers wishing to develop their skills, and for healthcare professionals seeking to evaluate healthcare services. Issues covered in the course include gaining funding, managing research schedules, involving users in the research process, working with external agencies, addressing ethical and political issues in research, and managing aspects of the data collection process - for example overcoming poor response rates and managing group dynamics in focus group research. Learning is facilitated through lectures, recommended reading and seminars. The seminars provide a series of How to... sessions that facilitate application of concepts learnt during the Principal Methods for Healthcare Research course. For example: How to develop an interview schedule, or How to run a focus group. These seminars enable students to gain a practical understanding of the research process.
Module code: 7KNIM707
Credit level: 7
This course will enable students to critically appraise and utilise organisational and management theories in order to facilitate the development of individuals and groups. Examples of this include continuing professional development, motivation, the management of change and manpower planning.
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Typically students take one year to complete a certificate, two years for a diploma and three years for an MSc. Maximum of six years PT.
Waterloo and Guy's campuses.
Leadership and management roles in the NHS or private sector such as practice development, clinical leadership and nursing or midwifery management.
Year of entry 2013