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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explore in depth the contexts of organisational environments to identify and respond to drivers supporting and negating opportunities for innovative change Creativity Lifelong learning
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 Creativity Lifelong learning Communication and social skills
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 Creativity Communication and social skills
4 critically apply relevant policy, both operational and strategic, to the identified need for innovative change within their work-based contexts Creativity Lifelong learning Communication and social skills

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
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  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
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  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
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. critically apply relevant policy, both operational and strategic, to the identified need for innovative change within their work-based contexts
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.