Core Module Information
Module title: Leading Innovation in Health and Social care

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HSC11101
Module leader: Donnie MacDonald
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

This module aims to introduce you to key concepts relating to the management and delivery of services as well as allowing you to develop a personal development plan for your transition into professional life. The module addresses the core themes of leadership and entrepreneurship, looking for you to consider innovative solutions to challenges faced within services and consider how these might be implemented. In doing this, the module aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to lead change in the future.

Topics will include:
Leadership and management – theory and practice; Collaborative leadership; Organisational aims, strategy and values; Policy, standard and strategy implementation; Private, public and voluntary sector organisational objectives; Transforming roles; Entrepreneurship; Social enterprise; Reflexivity and flexibility in services; Implementing and managing change within services and organisations; Service-user and stakeholder involvement in service design and implementation; Creating a business plan; Project management and resource management; Workforce development; Conflict management and resolution; Challenging others to produce positive outcomes; Anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice; Whistleblowing; Transitioning service-users and staff between different of changing services; Reflective practice; Personal, professional and academic development planning; Global/international perspectives.

This module is designed to address three main SiSWE learning foci: Units 4, 5, 6

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Investigate the potential for, and evaluate the implications of, innovative practice and entrepreneurship in health and social care settings.
LO2: Critically discuss service and staff development within the context of an area of health and social care.
LO3: Critically discuss the complexities involved in collaborative leadership, resource management, evidence base, policy implementation and the management of change.
LO4: Critically appraise service-user engagement in the development and evaluation of health and social care services.
LO5: Evaluate the issues for service-users and carers which may occur when transitioning between services.
LO6: Evaluate own knowledge and skill level in order to formulate a personal development plan.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Donnie MacDonald
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Online self-study will provide the theoretical background to the topics being covered, allowing for on-campus learning to focus on more interactive methods of learning (LO1, LO2, LO3). Self-study will also incorporate self-reflection to aid the creation of a personal development plan (LO6).

Tutorials will allow for critical discussion, analysis and evaluation of theoretical information. Scenarios and problems will be posed to groups, requiring you to work together to identify innovative solutions (LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5). Service users and carers will be involved in sharing their experiences and participating in discussion (LO4, LO5).

Group work will be set which requires you to work interprofessionally around a series of scenarios or problems which require innovative solutions and/or collaborative leadership (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4).

Student-led seminars will focus around the sharing and evaluation of ideas between groups of students based on tasks you have been set (LO3, LO6).

Academic Regulation F5 applies to this module, stipulating that a minimum of 80% attendance is required in order to be eligible to undertake the assessment. See the myProgramme student handbook for further guidance.

Formative Assessment:
Group presentation of a draft business plan, which will form the basis of the summative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
4000 word coursework comprising of two elements:
- 3000 word justified business plan/service redesign proposal
- 1000 personal development plan relating to the business plan

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 20
Face To Face Seminar 10
Online Guided independent study 30
Independent Learning Groupwork (Scheduled) 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 120
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 80 1,2,3,4 & 5 45 , WORDS= 3000
Portfolio 20 6 45 , WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HSC11101 Leading Innovation in health and Social Care