Taught course

Transforming Health Care

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Good Honours Degree or a Diploma with Merit in a health related discipline and evidence of continuing professional development that demonstrates an ability to study at Master’s level. The Course Director will use their discretion to accept applications on the basis of experience

Months of entry


Course content


UK, EU and international students will benefit from being able to explore their health services nationally and globally in a critical and reflective way, and to develop into knowledgeable, capable practitioners. Individuals who will develop an understanding of resourcing and financial austerity want to embrace transformation and change in their own health care practice.


Individuals will enhance their employability by developing the following skills:

  • theoretical knowledge of changes that come from innovation, health care service redesign, integrated care, continuous improvement, improved performance, change transformation sustainability and efficiency;
  • values-based care and care cost efficiency;
  • becoming conversant with policy, politics and how these legislations influence practice.

Students will understand how to implement and sustain transformed health care.


Students will study the following:

  • the concept of reflexivity as a competence in the wider social contexts e.g. personal/professional/social as a process of organizational change;
  • enhanced skills which critically appraises and evaluates skills, strategies and concepts required for transforming practice, for safe and effective care delivery;
  • new ways of working critically which explore the numerous health care strategies influencing practice of current care delivery. This module examines how care delivery could look in the future for a variety of clinical, health and social care services;
  • research methodology, design and methods examines the philosophical basis of research and to critically appraise different methodological approaches, designs and methods used in social work, health and social science research and related fields;
  • politics, policy and practice will engage students in discourse/debate about how politics, policy decisions have shaped the health and social care services we now know and work within;
  • leadership, service improvement and integrated care addresses the current need for radical development of new approaches to the provision of care, to ensure patient-led integrated care solutions through the study of leadership, contemporary thinking on organisations, quality and service improvement, and project management, and contextualize these within policy and professional frameworks.

Transforming Health Care is an independent project module. This module is the culmination of the programme and enables the individual to bring together their learning into one independent self-directed workplace project.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office: Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152 www.coventry.ac.uk/iocontactus

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Health and Social Care Unit
+44 (0) 24 7679 5388 or +44 (0) 24 7679 5958