Core Module Information
Module title: Leading Innovation in Health and Social Care as Physiotherapists

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

Module code: HSC11142
Module leader: Donnie MacDonald
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; Equality, diversity and inclusion; Behaviour change approaches; Bio-psycho-social approaches, physical approaches and healthcare technologies; Physiotherapy roles within specialist and areas of complex practice within and across different sectors such as community, voluntary and private sectors.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
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 in relation to a service development.
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 and social care service delivery.
LO5: Evaluate methods monitoring quality assurance in relation to a service, 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: 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 (LO1-5). 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 (LO2-5).

Group work will allow you to work around a series of scenarios which require innovative solutions and/or leadership (LO1-5).

Student-led seminars will focus around the sharing and evaluation of ideas between groups of students based on tasks (LO1, LO3-6).

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:
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.

Component 1 of the assessment will be the group written business plan proposal.
Component 2 of the assessment will be the individual 10 minute oral presentation plus 5 minutes of questions in relation to a business plan proposal and a personal development plan.
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 10
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 24
Online Guided independent study 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 126
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 70 2,3,4 & 6 34 HOURS= 00.15
Project - Written 30 1 & 5 34 , WORDS= 500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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