Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Innovating Practice
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio  ​​​e-Portfolio style presentation using suitable media which uses a defined strategy to innovate and improve an aspect of health and wellbeing within the student’s field of practice using best available evidence ​ 2500 Words  60%
Semester Assessment Presentation  ​​Individual ‘Dragon’s Den’ type pitch, verbal presentation ​ 20 Minutes  40%
Supplementary Assessment Assessment elements  ​​​​Students must pass each element at 40% and retake failed elements of the module assessment.​ ​As for term time assessment elements. 2500 Words  60%
Supplementary Assessment Assessment elements  Students must pass each element at 40% and retake failed elements of the module assessment.​​ As for term time assessment elements.​ 20 Minutes  40%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Identify an aspect of health and wellbeing of personal interest and propose a strategy for innovation and improvement

Appraise the efficacy of an appropriate change management strategy to support innovation

Evaluate the evidence base underpinning an aspect of healthcare

Propose an evidence-based strategy for delivering sustained improvement

Justify an appropriate methodology to monitor effectiveness of an innovation

Utilise enhanced communication skills demonstrating advanced appreciation and consistent application

Brief description

​​Registered nurses make a key contribution to the continuous monitoring and quality improvement of care and treatment in order to enhance health outcomes and people’s experience of nursing and related care.

​They assess risks to safety or experience and take appropriate action to manage those, putting the best interests, needs and preferences of people first. This cross-field module explores strategies used for monitoring and quality improvement of care and introduces the fundamental principles underpinning creativity, innovation and change in practice to enhance compassionate holistic person centred care.


The module gives students the opportunity to explore approaches to monitoring, quality improvement, innovation and encourages confidence in using essential change management skills.

​To include:
​Strategies used for monitoring and quality improvement in care
​The key principles and approaches underpinning successful innovation
​How to create the right conditions for innovation in Health and Social Care
​Reviewing the evidence base
​Scoping solutions and identifying costs
​Planning innovation and change e.g. IQT Bronze
​Understanding the principles fundamental for successful project planning; ​Collaborating with others and managing expectations; ​Analysing, reporting and communicating results; ​Sustaining improvement in healthcare settings.

​​In addition, the module will also focus on nurturing competence and confidence in students’ clinical abilities when demonstrating nursing skills within clinical practice placements, focusing on:
​clinical skill development/maintenance
​maintenance of All Wales passports (e.g. Manual Handling/Violence and Aggression) – updating when required
​clinical learning requirements
​practice supervision/assessment
​clinical assessments
​PAD use/evidencing work-based achievements
​leading care delivery

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience ​​Managing change has never been as easy process, especially as such healthcare transformational projects may include unpopular decisions being made which may result in public/patient discontent. Within this module, students will be supported to understand that change is sometimes necessary, and that securing future healthcare progression involves embracing change and thinking differently. Therefore, students will be required to further advance their skills of being flexible and adaptable.
Co-ordinating with others ​​In this module, students will continue to enhance their abilities in professional coordination and facilitation, demonstrating leadership and management skills when negotiating change in order to innovate and enhance care delivery. Coordination and communication will be required to ensure success of future transformational healthcare projects, and within this module, students will explore the processes and challenges involved of progressing change against a backdrop of possible resistance.
Creative Problem Solving ​​NHS Wales is undergoing significant transformational changes in order to keep pace with 21st century healthcare requirements. In this module, students will be introduced to policies outlining the concept of NHS changes, and they will be challenged to consider the changes required to deliver up to date and evidence-based person-centred care. Being innovative and transformational is a key theme within the change policy fields, and students will be required to advance their problem-solving.
Critical and analytical thinking Thinking differently is a key theme within the transformational change agenda, and students will be required to further advance their critical and analytical thinking skills to reflect current policy decisions within innovative practice. Developing a healthcare service fit for 21st century requirements will challenge current norms, and students will be expected to review standard practices in order to consider future service delivery provisions, which will be different, innovative and transform
Digital capability This module will require the students to continue to use/and learn how to: ​use blackboard/Epad; ​access lectures remotely and participate accordingly; ​know how to search electronic databases; ​use the library’s electronic catalogue; ​submit work electronically; ​complete an e-portfolio utilising an appropriate media platform; utilise technology in order to deliver a ‘Dragon’s Den’ type pitch on an innovative practice-based proposal
Professional communication ​​Professional communication will vitally important when proposing and implementing change programmes, which will require practitioners to be comfortable and confident communicators. Therefore, students will advance their communication skills within this module, and will be expected to continue to actively participate in discussions, debates and other learning activities. This module will expect students to complete an e-portfolio utilising an appropriate media platform, outlining an innovative
Real world sense ​​Both theory and practice are equally weighted within nursing curricula, meaning that it is important that classroom subjects are applicable within the practicable nature of the clinical environment, thus giving the taught component a real-world sense. All taught subjects will therefore relate back to clinical practice. Such a requirement will be reflected in this module by active participation of students in mock clinical scenarios, discussions, completing an e-portfolio and presenting .
Reflection ​​Reflection will continue to be promoted within this module. During the third year, the clinical supervision groups are expected to be self-managed, with groups’ participants being autonomous and leading their reflective discussions. Within this module, students will be encouraged to reflect on past NHS/healthcare practices, and consider their relevance in 21st century care environments, proposing change and adaptations as appropriate.
Subject Specific Skills ​​Students will further develop their knowledge and skills in: ​professional nursing practice ​creativity ​transforming care initiatives ​management of change ​quality improvement ​project planning principles ​sustaining quality and improvement ​strategy writing ​presentation and facilitation ​team working ​the delivery of person-centred holistic care ​safe practice


This module is at CQFW Level 6