Educating and Influencing others in Health Care

Key Facts

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    6 weeks / 2 months

  • Starting:

    October, June

  • Fees UK:


  • Location:

    Waterside (2 days) and virtual (4 days)

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This level 7 course has been specifically designed to enable practitioners and professionals to contribute more effectively to initiating and leading change and development, through influencing the planning, targeting education, appropriate resource management and cost effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving health outcomes.

You would be required to attend for 6 days; 2 days will be at Waterside 4 days will be virtual delivery. You will also be expected to do approximately 3 hours of self-directed study each week.

Updated 02/08/2022


  • Provides an opportunity to reflect upon own education and influencing style.
  • Offers a contemporary evidence base in relation to team dynamics, education and engagement.
  • Prepares an individual to introduce, influence and lead successful change and developments at a team or individual level.
  • Module adopts a hybrid approach with some study days in person and some online, plus additional follow-up study time.

Course Content

  • You will examine transformative practice through consideration of leadership and leaders influence of others, review organisational structure and culture and how change in organisations takes place.  The importance of education in relation to influence and transformation will be considered and problem solving, and own development explored.

    Assessment of this level 7, 20 credit module, is a written evidence-based workplace improvement plan incorporating a comprehensive analysis of the organisations and individual’s needs plus action plan.

    Students will be required to attend all the taught days at Waterside and online and engage in the pre-reading / work each week. You would be required to attend for 6 days; 2 days will be at Waterside 4 days will be virtual delivery.  You will also be expected to do approximately 3 hours of self-directed study each week

    Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 22/23. The modules relating to the academic year 23/24 will be available from June 2023.

      • Module code: NUR3068
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to encourage the student to realise their vision for making a difference to their own practice, and to consider how changes in Government policy and the social care and health landscape may alter the role and function of clinical teams and consequently the changing role of the team leader.
      • Module code: NURM079
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to enable practitioners to proactively explore the impact and innovation surrounding practice within contemporary health and/or social care settings by educating and influencing others. This module will use an active blended learning approach to promote students? understanding of the theory and application.
      • Module code: NURM106
        Status: Designate
        This module is designed to introduce students to a range of research methodologies relevant to health and social care contexts. Students will have the opporutunity to explore both qualitative and quantitative methods and to consider how a variety of approaches may impact on the interpretation of research findings for practice.
      • Module code: NURM107
        Status: Designate
        One of the greatest challenges facing governments today is that of providing a quality but cost-effective system of healthcare for the population. Provision of healthcare has become the main economic activity for many nations and access to healthcare is among the core societal values. In this module a range of healthcare systems will be compared and contrasted and the factors influencing the health status of populations explored. Examination of the similarities and differences in healthcare systems is seen as important for the understanding of common healthcare problems and appreciation of the opportunities and strategies available to address global health issues.
      • Module code: NURM108
        Status: Compulsory
        Every health and social care organisation is made up of individuals whose behaviour, individually or collectively will impact on its ability to succeed and develop. This module considers a range of theories, tools and techniques with consideration of contemporary political and social influences, to help students understand and lead people working within health and social care organisations.
      • Module code: OTHM003
        Status: Compulsory
        The fundamental philosophy of occupational therapy is the use of occupation as a therapeutic tool. This module will enable students to explore, debate and evaluate their understanding and application of the concepts of occupation within a professional and practice contexts.
      • Module code: OTHM009
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is enable you to critically appraise current approaches and research in clinical practice. It will encourage you to reflect on your practice and critically review the effectiveness of your outcomes in relation to empowering and enabling the individuals and communities that you are working with.This module will enable you to analyse the changing work environments and to examine the reasons for and consequences of change. Problem solving and strategic planning to meet and manage change will be fundamental principles underpinning the teaching and learning within this module. Throughout the module you will be encouraged to apply your learning to practice.
      • Module code: OTHM010
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is for the student to acquire appropriate evidence, to critically reflect on the evidence, apply knowledge, concepts, and research techniques to a professional question or problem and make recommendations to improve professional practice. Students are required to identify an area of current practice and to identify potential developments using recognised techniques from health and social care (i.e. audit or evaluation, primary research or systematic review). Where relevant, this project can be tailored to address service/employer priorities. This module develops project specific skills relevant to the method of inquiry selected. The module will develop the student's ability to work independently and to reflect on the subject specific professional practice.
      • Module code: OTHM022
        Status: Designate
        The purpose of this module is to enable practitioners to evaluate the evidence base, knowledge and drivers of their professional practice. Students will evaluate the context of evidence based practice and practice based evidence the scope of their professional development. This development of this advanced professional thinking will be transferable across other skills there by empowering practitioners to advance their own professional practice; contributing to the quality of service provision within contemporary setting.
      • Module code: OTHM023
        Status: Compulsory
        This module will enable students to critically evaluate global demographic and social drivers relevant to contemporary communities of practice. Students will explore the value of co-production as part of Person centred practice and evaluate the contribution of their profession to meet the needs of the groups in diverse settings. It aims to equip the student for engagement in the strategic response of the profession to contemporary health and social needs. With a further aim to become skilled in co-produced analysis and evaluation of community needs.
  • Applicants should have:

    • A first degree in a healthcare profession or equivalent qualification at level 6.
    • Registration with the HCPC or NMC.
  • TBC

  • Will this module help me to become a better teacher?

    This module will examine the role of education in personal and team transformation and explore how this can be made more effective. The module is not aimed at helping students to become teachers, if you are looking for a teaching qualification then Post Graduate Certificate in Practice Education may be more appropriate.

    Is this module focused on leadership?

    Whilst this module will analyse the role of the leader as an educator and influencer in transformative practice, students do not need to be or aspire to be leaders in order to undertake this course or influence change. This module is not specifically aimed at preparing individuals to become leaders. If you are looking for a leadership module than Leading People in Health and Social Care Organisations may be more appropriate.

    Do I need to be working in a patient facing role to complete this module?

    Unless you are completing this module as part of the Advanced Clinical Practice award you do not need to working in a patient facing role, this module is assessed  via completion of a written assignment only.

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Careers and Employability

For information about opportunities to progress credits gained from this module towards the following award and a career in the following area Advanced Clinical Practice, please contact the programme lead for the Advanced Clinical Practice, Julie Holloway: Julie Holloway

This 20 credit module may be taken as part of the following awards: