SCU OnlineStudy Period 4Study Period 4

Unit description

An examination of change within health or social care settings. Enables participants to evaluate, examine and critically reflect on leadership knowledge and apply those capabilities to leading innovation within health and social care settings. Participants use a fusion of evidenced based approaches, intra-personal and inter-personal capabilities to evaluate innovative practices within their continually changing workplace.

Unit content

Topic 1:  Contexts and mechanisms influencing innovation

Topic 2:  Strategic policy impacting upon operational implementation of innovation within clinical environments

Topic 3:  Exploration of leading self and others through a range of leadership models

Topic 4:  Psychological constructs influencing implementation of innovation

Topic 5:  Applying principles of evidence and evaluation to support innovative change within clinical settings

Topic 6:  Formulating professional development plans for developing and maintaining capabilities to lead innovative change within clinical environments.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 4

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 weeks)
Discussion board10%
Critical review30%
Action plan and reflective account60%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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