PHPS41070 Info Systems Implementation

Academic Year 2022/2023

Healthcare is one of the most complex environments in which to implement new IT systems and deliver on the return-on-investment measures often quoted by the literature, business cases and vendor case studies. This module will give an overview of the methodologies used to specify, procure, implement, and realise the benefits of IT solutions in healthcare. It will also address the main factors responsible for the failure of projects.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module the student should have a good understanding of the various aspects and factors related to good and poor project management as it relates to IT system implementation.

Indicative Module Content:

The module will cover a range of topics related to IT system implementation in Health including:
- Business Case Development
- Project Management Basics
- Risk Management
- Project Resourcing and Planning
- Public Procurement Processes
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Project Communications
- Benefits Identification and Realisation

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Field Trip/External Visits


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
There will be between 15-20 direct contact hours, some specific workshops, sit visits, and self-directed learning.
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Group Project: The students will work in groups to develop and present a Project Plan for the implementation of a selected IT system in Health. Unspecified n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Individual feedback will provided alongside provisional grades within 30 working days of submission on Brightspace.

Name Role
Dr Carmel Davies Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Thilo Kroll Lecturer / Co-Lecturer