Practice Based Portfolio Development (SNM2129) & Developing Clinical Practice (SNM3016)

Who is it for?

This unit is suitable for practitioners interested in developing a clinical practice/protocol for their own clinical environment and providing the evidence base to support the practice.

Overview of content:

  • Literature searching
  • Evidence based practice
  • Introduction to research
  • Literature reviewing/critiquing
  • Change theory
  • Change models
  • Change agent

What is it about?

The course enables students to explore the evidence of a particular practice issue/development within their own specialist field and then examine change theory and apply this to the introduction of this practice change within their own clinical culture.

How does it enhance practice?

The course enables practice development and the production of an evidence based practice protocol/procedure pertinent to the practitioner’s work place.

Mode of Assessment:

6-8000 word practice based portfolio in which the student examines a range of evidence pertinent to a practice in their specialist area that they feel needs developing or updating using an evidence base. The student will explore the principles of evidence based practice and it's role in health and social care practice. This is followed by a discussion of managing change theory and applies the prinicples of change management to the introduction of the change to practice.

Links to Professional/Academic Award:

BMedSci (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies (Ongoing and Supportive Care)
BMedSci (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies (Sexual Health)
BMedSci (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies (Primary Care and Public Health)
BMedSci (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies (Intensive Care of the Child)
BMedSci (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies (Neonatal Intensive Care)
BMedSci (Hons) Health and Social Care Studies (Acute, High Dependency and Critical Care)
Diploma in Clinical Practice


40 credits at level 5 and 6 (diploma/degree)

Course Structure:

1 x study day then independent study

Start Dates: 

15 January 2018

1 May 2018

10 September 2018

14 January 2019

Application and Funding

To apply for this course you need to complete an online application form and you can do this by selecting the "apply" link at the top right of this page. A fees and funding form will automatically be sent on submission of your application form. Details of funding options can be found on our Funding Page.

If successful in your application for the course you will receive a confirmation email with the exact details of the location of teaching, closer to the start date.

Programme Leader/Contact Name:

Tracey Moore

Tel: 0114 222 2056 Email: