Module title: Leadership for Innovation and Practice

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

Module code: NMS11182
Module leader: Sandra Sharp
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing in Acute interventions
Prerequisites

n/a

2019/0, Trimester 1, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sandra Sharp
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The learning and teaching approach has been designed and built around your engagement with core aspects of leadership and innovation. The teaching approach will combine tutorial format as well as critically evaluating work based case studies, experiential activities and practical examples LO1, 2). The learning outcomes require you to develop a detailed knowledge of the theory of leadership and to understand how leadership operates in practice through organisational examples (L03,4). You will be encouraged to use the online learning environment to engage with other students enrolled on the module. Synchronous and asynchronous discussion boards will encourage critical exploration of the literature and the application of findings to the work environment (LO1-4). These online discussion forums will be used to assist you in moving through the module materials and provide access to academic tutors and opportunities for peer review.







Formative Assessment:
The assessment strategy on the module requires you to critically analyse key strategic, leadership and innovation theories and examine the relevance of such theories in health and social care environments. You will be provided with opportunities for formative feedback and the module embeds both individual and online components. Formative feedback will be provided using a variety of methods including Skype, telephone tutorials and WebEx. You will also be encouraged to submit a 1,000 word case study plan in week 6; this formative work will build toward your final case study in week 14.


Summative Assessment:
A 5000 word critical case study is based upon your observations of leadership and innovation practice within your workplace. With an embedded critique of national and international policy and research the case study offers you the opportunity to:
1. Examine an example of leadership and innovation in your area of practice in depth and
2. How the approaches styles, and values are related to the theories underpinning leadership styles and
3. What impact approaches, styles and values have on innovative practice? (LOs 1-4)


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Tutorial 16
Independent Learning Guided independent study 124
Other Work based learning 60
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3,4 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 1, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sandra Sharp
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The learning and teaching approach has been designed and built around your engagement with core aspects of leadership and innovation. The teaching approach will combine tutorial format as well as critically evaluating work based case studies, experiential activities and practical examples LO1, 2). The learning outcomes require you to develop a detailed knowledge of the theory of leadership and to understand how leadership operates in practice through organisational examples (L03, 4). You will be encouraged to use the online learning environment to engage with other students enrolled on the module. Synchronous and asynchronous discussion boards will encourage critical exploration of the literature and the application of findings to the work environment (LO1-4). These online discussion forums will be used to assist you in moving through the module materials and provide access to academic tutors and opportunities for peer review.


Formative Assessment:
The assessment strategy on the module requires you to critically analyse key strategic, leadership and innovation theories and examine the relevance of such theories in health and social care environments. You will be provided with opportunities for formative feedback and the module embeds both individual and online components. Formative feedback will be provided using a variety of methods including Skype, telephone tutorials and WebEx. You will also be encouraged to submit a 1,000 word case study plan in week 6; this formative work will build toward your final case study in week 14.


Summative Assessment:
A 5000 word critical case study is based upon your observations of leadership and innovation practice within your workplace. With an embedded critique of national and international policy and research the case study offers you the opportunity to:
1. Examine an example of leadership and innovation in your area of health and social care practice in depth and
2. How the approaches styles, and values are related to the theories underpinning leadership styles and
3. What impact approaches, styles and values have on innovative practice? (LOs 1-4)


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Seminar 16
Independent Learning Guided independent study 124
Other Work based learning 60
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3,4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module will explore the following:
1. Historical and contemporary leadership theories
2. Leadership approaches, styles and values
3. Emotional Intelligence and personal leadership
4.The role of leadership in the advancement of policy, profession and practice.
5. Developing an innovation culture through leadership
6. National and international policies and research

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Appraise personal leadership approaches, styles and values and its impact within the work environment
LO2: Critically reflect on the key theories and practice of leadership in contributing to organisational effectiveness and innovation.
LO3: Critically review how effective leaders foster an innovative culture in organisations
LO4: Critique relevant literature to explore the impact of leadership approaches, styles and values and their effects on innovative practice

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS11182 Leadership for Innovation and Practice