Module title: Innovation and Change (International/Singapore)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NMS09701
Module leader: Margaret Conlon
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Centre for Health and Wellbeing


2019/0, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Margaret Conlon
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module is delivered by blended learning using both Moodle presence and three optional tutorials in Singapore. The core text is used with supporting material online, including online lectures, to facilitate student learning in reviewing literature, applying clinical practice to theoretical concepts and in selecting a focus of change activity relevant. (LOs 1-4)

Formative Assessment:
The formative assessment will be on completion of unit one or by week six depending on the pace of student learning. Students will be asked to submit an essay plan using a predetermined template with core subject headings. Submission of the formative assignment will support students to take the feedback forward into the summative submission, primarily ensuring the selected change activity is relevant to the assignment task and that academic writing meets the requirements of Level 9.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment is the submission of an essay which explores and analyses the evidence based change which the student has planned, been involved in or can retrospectively analyse. The 3,000 word essay has an additional 500 words for inclusion of a SMART Action Plan (LOs 1- 5), to be submitted by Week 14 of the module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 27
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 82
Independent Learning Guided independent study 91
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 30 1 7 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Essay 70 1,2,3,4,5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Theory of innovation and change; strategies for change; Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal, Environmental (PESTLE model) environmental scanning; models of change; theories of leadership; leadership versus management; change agent’s role and function; ‘SMART’ action-planning; characteristics of service delivery and specific challenges for leaders; implementing and evaluating change.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine the role of a clinical leader in the context of service delivery
LO2: Critically reflect on the key theories and practice of leadership in contributing to innovation and organisational effectiveness.
LO3: Illustrate and evaluate the theoretical basis of change, when applied in clinical practice.
LO4: Using a systematic approach, apply knowledge of change management theory to practice
LO5: Develop strategies for implementing, monitoring and evaluating change.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS09701 Innovation and Change