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Leadership and Change Management

Take a client-centred and service-based approach to improvements in the patient/client experience. A number of leadership theories/approaches are explored and evaluated. A blend of learning approaches is employed to promote and enhance the student's learning experience.

Students will be encouraged to network with key influencers and opinion leaders within the organisation to help them gain practical insights into leadership and change.

Learning outcomes:  

  • Discuss critically theories of leadership including sociological and psychological perspectives.
  • Analyse and appraise the dynamics and competencies of leading change at any level in the organisation.
  • Evaluate critically strategies to identify service components which can potentially benefit from change/innovation, considering the role of organisational culture.
  • Develop in depth knowledge and understand models of change which can facilitate the planning and successful implementation of change e.g. Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycle, taking into account the diversity of the workforce, social and economic factors.
  • Evaluate the process of change, and appraise their own performance in leading change and make recommendations for [self] developing higher leadership or managerial skills.
  • Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and skills of synthesis relevant to cost benefit analysis of the organisation, service or practice development in relation to the proposed or implemented change.

Who is the module for:  

This module is for professionals involved in leading others, teams or organisations or involved in identifying and leading change in practice aimed at service improvement.

Module code:   HC7002

Entry criteria:  

- A good honours degree and/or work experience in a healthcare setting
- International students must have IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent

Number of credits and level of study:   30 credits at level 7.

Assessment:   Formal presentation and written essay

Location:   Kingston University

Pattern of Delivery:   Fortnightly on Wednesdays

Module dates*

  • 6 sessions
  • Wednesday 15 January 2020
  • Wednesday 29 January 2020
  • Wednesday 12 February 2020
  • Wednesday 26 February 2020
  • Wednesday 11 March 2020
  • Wednesday 25 March 2020Formative presentations

*Dates may change

Fee:   £1890

Module leader:   Ms Judith Francois (primary),Mr John King


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