Core Module Information
Module title: Leading Innovation in Health and Social Care – Occupational Therapy

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

Module code: HSC11135
Module leader: Elizabeth Anne McKay
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

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 communities and consider how appropriate services 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
• Conflict management and resolution
• Organisational aims, strategy, and values
• Audit and quality assurance
• Entrepreneurship
• Social enterprise
• Implementing and managing change within services and communities
• Service-user and stakeholder involvement in service design and implementation
• Project management and resource management
• Global perspectives
• Sustainability of services
• Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
• Healthcare technologies.
• Occupational performance, participation, and occupational science to support communities

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 the complexities involved in leadership, resource management, evidence base, policy implementation and the management of change and/or creation in relation to a development of a service and/or business.

LO3: Critically appraise service-user engagement in the development and evaluation of health and social care services.

LO4: Critically discuss the changing health and social care context nationally and globally and the implications for current and future health sustainably and social care service delivery.

LO5: Evaluate methods for monitoring quality assurance in relation to a service and/business and equality, diversity, and inclusion in relation to staff and service users.

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,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Elizabeth Anne McKay
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, LO5, LO6). 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, LO5, LO6).

Group work will allow you to work around a series of scenarios which require innovative solutions and/or leadership (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO5, LO6).

Student-led seminars will focus around the sharing and evaluation of ideas between groups of students based on tasks (LO1, LO3, LO6).

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

Summative Assessment:
Individual 10 minute oral presentation plus 5 minutes of questions in relation to a business plan proposal and personal development plan.
You will work in groups to develop a business plan proposal and compile a 500 word written executive summary, which will be submitted to support your presentation. You will then present this proposal individually.

Part A of the assessment will be the written business plan proposal 30%

Part B of the assessment will be the oral presentation and will be marked using the Masters Grading framework.
Both parts of the assessment must be passed in order to pass the module overall.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 20
Face To Face Seminar 8
Online Guided independent study 10
Independent Learning Groupwork (Scheduled) 34
Independent Learning Guided independent study 128
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 70 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 00.15
Report 30 1-5 14/15 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

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