Assignment 2

Submit by end of unit 12. Word count 2,500 words.

The assignment carries a possible 60% of the overall module weighting (available marks).

Assignment Topic

Develop a business case for applying a successful small scale (local) healthcare improvement to a wider large scale context (across your organisation, for example) within a setting of your choice. The business case must address the following areas, with reference to theory and frameworks/models applicable to healthcare:

  • Current understanding of system/process: Approx. 300 words 
  • Rational and drivers for the improvement: Approx. 300 words 
  • Stakeholder analysis and engagement plan: Approx. 300 words 
  • Risk analysis (including potential for project failure): Approx. 300 words 
  • Expected benefits/impact/outcome: Approx. 300 words 
  • Approach/methods to be utilised: Approx. 500 words 
  • Evaluation plan: Approx. 500 words

Learning objectives to be assessed:

  1. Demonstrate a deep understanding of the requirement for service redesign and improvement and explore the associated evidence base for the application of industrial methods of service improvement.
  2. Critically appraise reasons for successful project delivery versus failure.
  3. Demonstrate a deep understanding of the drivers for service improvement and why some drivers are more important to some stakeholders than others.
  4. Critically evaluate the role of service redesign in largescale and local context.

Departmental guidelines on preparation and submission of coursework

  • Assignments should be submitted in either MS Word or Open Office format unless stated otherwise on the assignment submission page
  • Use standard margins: 1″ (2.5cm) on all sides.
  • Use standard Arial 12-point font size.
  • Use double-line spacing
  • Pages should be numbered consecutively

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Please note, a word count penalty applies to this assessment.

If your assessment exceeds the word count limit or range by more than 10% then your awarded grade will be reduced by 10% grade points. For more information please see your student handbook.

Not meeting the word count

There is no grade reduction applied if your assignment does not meet the word count range or limit, but to maximise your opportunity to achieve the highest grade possible, you should aim to meet the word count or range as closely as possible.

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Type of service: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Essay
Subject: Finance
Pages /words: 10/2500
Number of sources: 17
Academic level: Master’s
Paper format: Harvard
Line spacing: Double
Language style: UK English

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