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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 and the implementation of innovation

Topic 3:  Leading change and leadership models

Topic 4:  Leadership theories and capabilities in leading innovative healthcare change 

Topic 5:  Psychological constructs influencing implementation of innovation

Topic 6: Applying principles of evidence and evaluation to support innovative change within clinical settings

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1explore in depth the contexts of organisational environments to identify and respond to drivers supporting and negating opportunities for innovative change
2apply a range of leadership theories to health and social care organisational contexts to critically explore the efficacy of each theory in achieving innovative change
3critically apply inter- and intra-personal leadership capabilities to the processes of leading, implementing, evaluating and embedding innovative clinical practices within health and social care organisational contexts
4critically apply relevant policy, both operational and strategic, to the identified need for innovative change within their work-based contexts

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explore in depth the contexts of organisational environments to identify and respond to drivers supporting and negating opportunities for innovative change
  2. apply a range of leadership theories to health and social care organisational contexts to critically explore the efficacy of each theory in achieving innovative change
  3. critically apply inter- and intra-personal leadership capabilities to the processes of leading, implementing, evaluating and embedding innovative clinical practices within health and social care organisational contexts
  4. critically apply relevant policy, both operational and strategic, to the identified need for innovative change within their work-based contexts

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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

Teaching and assessment

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

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

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Fee information

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