Module code: NURM202

Module Overview

The module will develop public health nurses knowledge and skills in reviewing and critically analysing research, data and public health policy relating to an area of public health need in their local workplace community. Students will develop and plan an innovative public health project to address a community health need. This module typically focuses on the practical aspects of project development within the context of public health nursing.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

JONES Felicity (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

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

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 12

Independent Learning Hours: 196

Lecture Hours: 56

Seminar Hours: 4

Guided Learning: 8

Captured Content: 20

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Student SCPHN or registered SCPHN

Module content

Exploring the challenges for modern public health interventions for communities that include children and families
Explore how knowledge of research, public health data and audits supports the identification of opportunities to improve public health
Innovation and service redesign in public health and the community
Negotiating, influencing and managing change.
Developing skills in devising and writing project plans including evaluation strategies
Explore strategies to engage and collaborate with community stakeholders, including local organizations, healthcare providers, and community members.
Business acumen: considering costing and budgeting resources when developing community health project plans.
Development of project timelines
Presentation skills: communicating project proposals effectively to practice partners, colleagues and the module team
Undertaking literature reviews and application to project development
Systematically search and critical appraisal of literature
Ethics and governance in relation to service development
Qualitative and quantitative research
Explore and analyse methods used in evaluating project processes and project outcomes
Health Equity
Cultural Competency

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Project Plan 70
Oral exam or presentation Presentation Pass/Fail
Coursework Assignment 30

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to act as proactive and innovative leaders who can develop project plans in a community setting within their field of professional practice. It explores the students' critical thinking and analytical skills. This includes their ability to critically analyse research, data, and public health policy to inform their project proposals. Developing project plans that address resources, implementation timelines and evaluation processes. Students will also need to demonstrate knowledge and skills in engaging with local communities and practice partners.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:  Project Plan (5000 words) (addresses learning outcomes 1 to 9)  Presentation of Project Plan (15 minutes) (addresses learning outcomes 1 to 10) Reflection on one area of professional growth that is supporting you in developing a community project plan (1000 words) (The learning outcomes address will be depend on what the student decides to reflect on) All aspects of the assessment must be passed.

In line with Professional and Regulatory body, Codes of Practice/Standards of Proficiency, if there is evidence of unsafe practice or any breach of confidentiality, the assessment will not meet the criteria to achieve a pass.

Formative assessment: Presentation of outline of project idea at an action learning set.

Feedback: Continuous feedback from lecturers within module, Peer feedback within module (action learning sets and theory), Online feedback, Tutorials.

Module aims

  • This module aims to empower students to be proactive and innovative leaders in addressing the unique public health needs of their local workplace communities. It focuses on practical skills and knowledge of project management that can be applied to make a positive impact on community health.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate the ability to conduct literature reviews; critically analysing public health research and evidence base. CKPT
002 Critically analyse public health data and epidemiological information to identify inequalities to support community project development. CKPT
003 Identify and develop evidence-based public health interventions and strategies to address specific community health needs. CKPT
004 Students will be able to design comprehensive project proposals that outline the objectives, methods, and expected outcomes of community health initiatives. KPT
005 Demonstrate knowledge and critically analyse the methods to engage and collaborate with community stakeholders, including local organizations, healthcare providers, and community members. CKPT
006 Demonstrate awareness of how public health nurses can empower and engage community members in the decision-making process and implementation of public health initiatives. CKPT
007 Critically evaluate and apply the principles of change to the process of innovation including opportunities to overcome resistance and barriers to change. CKPT
008 To apply knowledge of budgeting and resources when developing community health project plans. KPT
009 To demonstrate skill in developing monitoring and evaluation processes to assess the progress and impact of community health project. CKPT
010 Students will be able to communicate the project proposals effectively to practice partners, colleagues and the module team. KPT

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: Apply research skills and methodological approaches to support the development of public health community projects.  Develop skills and knowledge that enable students to lead on community project development that relate to the public health needs of children and families.  To enable students to design comprehensive project proposals, outlining objectives, methods, expected outcomes, and budget considerations.  Facilitate opportunities for students to engage with community stakeholders, including local organizations, healthcare providers, and community members. To facilitate skills in professional presentation of project proposals.

The learning and teaching methods include:  Lectures, Seminars, Presentations, Online  learning materials / discussion boards, Reflective discussions linking theory to practice, Practice based experience, Simulation, Monthly action learning sets to support development of professional identity through facilitated sessions focusing on the development of a community project plan relating to professional area of practice.

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.

Reading list

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Other information

The school/department of Health Sciences is committed to developing graduates with strengths in Employability, Digital Capabilities, Global and Cultural Capabilities, Sustainability, and Resourcefulness and Resilience. This module is designed to allow students to develop knowledge, skills, and capabilities in the following areas: Employability: Students are healthcare professionals and will be developing skills and knowledge that can be applied to their role and will enhance their future employability. Global and cultural capabilities: Module content incorporates perspectives and practices prospective of practice partners and the needs of the people within the community they work in. This will support the development of cultural competence to support the diverse range of communities engaging with services. Students will reflect on cultural practices and the impact of judgements in relation to this when working with children, families and carers. Resourcefulness and Resilience: Students are guided to develop the ability to reflect, evaluate, adapt, and respond flexibly to working with local communities and practice partners throughout the module and in the practice environment. This pillar is fundamental to the development of effective and safe health professionals. Action learning sets will be used to enable students to reflect in a group environment supporting them to develop strategies to respond effectively to situations within their professional field. Digital Capabilities ¿ The student will develop digital capabilities in relation to undertaking searches for research literature. The students will use digital skills to develop a presentation of project and the project plan.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Public Health Practice SCPHN Health Visiting PGDip(YEAR LONG) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module
Public Health Practice SCPHN School Nursing PGDip(YEAR LONG) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module

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.