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Description

Leadership and Sustainable Development in Health Care Settings

Module titleLeadership and Sustainable Development in Health Care Settings
Module codePYCM024
Academic year2020/1
Credits15
Module staff

Ms Nicola Buckingham (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

6

6

8

Number students taking module (anticipated)

10

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

The requirement to deliver evidence-based, quality-driven, outcomes informed services ensures that health care settings are at the vanguard of ongoing transformational change and sustainable development. In turn this requires leaders to plan and implement such change at a professional level. In this module you will gain a critical understanding of topics such as leadership, health service complexity, values-based service change, supervision and appraisal, and management of change to help you work effectively as a leader.

Module aims - intentions of the module

The aim of this module is to provide you with a critical understanding of the theoretical, research and implementation literature that underpins transformational service change and sustainable development, and appreciate the skills required to work effectively through service level change processes.

The further aim of this module is to enable you to:

  • Develop and update your knowledge of the fundamental principles of ¬†leadership and service transformation theory, research and practice
  • Develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of how implementation science informs service transformation. Develop an advanced knowledge of the skills necessary for leading service transformation.
  • Develop the capacity to reflect critically on ¬†leadership and service transformation theory, research and practice

Through attending the workshops and tutorials you will develop the following academic and professional skills:

  • Critical analysis (the ability to critically appraise research, literature and opinions of others, and your own work in the light of data tracking and analysis)
  • Problem formulation and problem solving (the ability to synthesise information from theory/literature with complex data from practical experience to make sense of experience and formulate solutions)
  • Reflective practice (the ability to reflect on theoretical knowledge and procedural experience and to learn from this and apply learning to practice)

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Explain health care settings as complex organisational settings
  • 2. Describe key features associated with leadership in health service transformational change and sustainable development
  • 3. Outline a range of key practice issues associated with sustainable development

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 4. Synthesise new approaches to contribute to the development of methodology and understanding in transformational service change and sustainable development
  • 5. Address systematically complex leadership dilemmas which may be framed within unpredictable contexts, think critically, creatively, and independently, and fully appreciate the complexities of the issues

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 6. Analyse and manage the implications of ethical dilemmas and work proactively to formulate solutions
  • 7. Manage complexity, incompleteness and contradiction through leadership and effective team working
  • 8. Appraise your personal limitations in training and experience, and reflect upon the impact of these during personal development and the implications of these for further training

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

Individual coaching, locality tasks, workshops, and small group work will explore a range of issues in leadership, transformation change and sustainable development.

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
301200

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching20Lectures and workshops
Scheduled learning and teaching10Small group working
Guided independent study60Reading and independent research
Guided independent study30Reading and preparation of assessments
Guided independent study30Project preparation and locality tasks

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Leadership portfolioNot applicable 5-8Oral and written

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
10000

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Leadership portfolio report (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)501500 words1-3, 5-8Written
Project overview (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)502500 words1-5, 7Written

Re-assessment

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Leadership portfolio reportLeadership portfolio report1-3, 5-8Four weeks from the date that feedback was provided
Project overview Project overview 1-5, 7Four weeks from the date that feedback was provided

Re-assessment notes

Two assessments are required for this module. In all cases re-assessment will be the same as the original assessment. Where you have been referred/deferred for any form of assessment detailed above you will have the opportunity to retake within four weeks from the date that feedback was provided.

If you pass re-assessments taken as a result of deferral, your re-assessment will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment and the overall module mark will not be capped.

If you pass re-assessments taken as a result of referral (i.e. following initial failure in the assessment), the overall module mark will be capped at 50%.

If you fail re-assessments taken as a result of referral (i.e. following initial failure in the assessment), you will be failed in the module and as a consequence you will be failed in the programme and your registration as a student of the University will be terminated.

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

  • Haslam, S.A.; Reicher, S.D. and Platow, M.J. (2010). The New Psychology of Leadership: Identity, Influence and Power. Hove: Psychology Press.
  • Schein, E.H. (2004). Organisational Culture and Leadership. San Francisco: Wiley.
  • Onyett, S. (2003). Team Working in Mental Health. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Module has an active ELE page

Key words search

Leadership, health service, transformation change

Credit value15
Module ECTS

7.5

Module pre-requisites

None

Module co-requisites

PYCM025 Reflective and Evidence-based Practice in Health Care Settings and PYCM026 Health Care Service Transformation Project

NQF level (module)

7

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

24/02/2012

Last revision date

01/08/2017