Core Module Information
Module title: Leadership & Innovation: From Theory to Practice (Singapore/International)

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

Module code: NUR09720
Module leader: Bruce Harper-McDonald
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

In this blended module you will learn about the theory and application of change management and explore mechanisms of implementing innovative approaches to your nursing practice. You will explore the theory of leadership and consider your role in leading, managing and facilitating change activities in your nursing practice. Module learning will encompass a person centred approach throughout within the context of local and cultural determinants that influence health care organisations.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Examine the relationship between leadership theory and leadership roles in the context of your health care setting.
LO2: Critically reflect on the key theories and practice of leadership that may contribute to innovative nursing practice and organisational effectiveness.
LO3: Illustrate the theory and application of a change activity that is relevant to your role and nursing practice.
LO4: Using a systematic approach, apply knowledge of leadership theory in the context of person centred, inter professional and local health care practice

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Norrie Brown
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The LTA approach for this module is blended - with one episode (2 days) of face-to-face teaching front loaded at the start of the trimester. The module's face-to-face teaching will be focussed around small group-work and facilitated whole class discussions supported by trigger short lectures that form the basis for theoretical perspectives explored and the use of case examples to contextualise the theory (LO1&2). You will also engage with learning tasks that promote self-awareness (LO3) about your ability and skill to promote innovative practice within your peer group and the wider inter-professional team (LO4).
This will be followed by six online lectures and supported by three Units of Learning presented in the Moodle platform. Students will be supported to develop their project proposals through the face-to-face teaching and by the end of completion of Unit One. Through the progression of Unit Two and Three, students will be asked to complete on line activities and produce a project proposal for implementation of a selected nursing practice change activity.

Formative Assessment:
The formative assessment will be on completion of Unit One. Students will be asked to submit a Project Proposal outline on a predetermined template that indicates the change activity with supporting evidence based rationale for the proposal (750 words). This will be reviewed by the Group Facilitator and suggestions will be fed forward to form part of the summative project proposal.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assignment will be the completion of a written Project Proposal. You will construct a project proposal relating to leadership, change and innovation and plan for the implementation and evaluation of a change activity that demonstrates your understanding of leadership and change strategies.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 16
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 4
Online Tutorial 18
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100