Module code: NUR2109

Module Overview

The module is based upon a philosophy of experiential learning whereby students work as inter-professional teams to develop an idea for innovation and then apply the theory to their idea and team on a weekly basis. Theoretical aspects include leadership, team working, change management, service user involvement, negotiation and influencing strategies, resource management.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

POOLE Karen (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 114

Lecture Hours: 11

Seminar Hours: 12

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

 Completion of Level One Modules

Module content

Indicative content includes:


  • What is innovation

  • Reflection and thinking creatively to solve problems

  • Leadership styles and theories

  • Teams working

  • Service redesign in todays NHS

  • Implementing & Managing Change

  • Influencing and Negotiating skills

  • Role of service users and carers in development of services

  • Managing resources – Time & people

  • Managing resources - finances

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework PORTFOLIO 100

Alternative Assessment

None, as all are core to meet NMC and HCPC standards.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to enable students to  explore some of the challenges associated with service improvement, and present these as 3 guided portfolio entries. In the  reflective analysis students will reflect upon their experiences of leadership and team working, with reference to key theoretical concepts explored during the module. 

Summative assessment for this module consists of:

Portfolio of evidence (100%)

Comprising 3 guided diary entries ( with approximately 330 words per entry) together with a 1000 word reflective essay on the following topic;

"Reflect upon your experiences of working within a team during this module. With reference to relevant team working theories, analyse the factors which contributed to the functioning of your team."


Formative assessment and feedback

  • Students will receive verbal formative feedback as they develop their innovation during weekly seminar sessions.

  • Students will receive verbal and peer feedback following a group presentation related to their innovation. 


Module aims

  • The module aims to enable students to explore the notions and challenges of leadership and team working through the process of experiential learning. The students will explore different approaches to change management whilst devising innovative service improvements in order to enhance the experience of service users and carers.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Understand, research, analyse, and synthesise information to inform an innovative solution to an area of service improvement KCP
002 Demonstrate detailed understanding of team working and leadership styles. KPT
003 Analyse performance and interaction of self and others and reflect upon own contribution and capabilities. CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to utilise innovative and creative approaches to teaching.  The students remain in the same group for the duration of the module identifying an issue from practice, devising a solution and working through the crucial aspects of planning which would be required to present their idea for approval.  Students have the opportunity to present their innovation at the end of the module. Additionally, the module utilises learning technologies such as computer assisted learning on the Surrey Learn platform. This provides the flexibility to maximise the student experience, using face to face teaching and self-directed work. This will encourage the student to gain key transferrable skills, such as information literacy to and support learning relevant to their own field of practice.

The concept of inter-professional learning is integral to the teaching and learning strategy of the module and the students will be taught in multi-professional groups. Staff will be comfortable in facilitating examples and discussion across these groups.


The learning and teaching methods include:


  • Lectures

  • Group work

  • Class discussion

  • Small group tutorials

  • Group presentation

  • Self directed work

  • Online quiz

  • Computer assisted learning


The method of teaching and learning used will vary depending on the content of each week. However a variety of methods will be utilised across the module. Each session is designed to incorporate group work and/or discussion.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2025/6 academic year.