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Postgraduate Course: Managing Change (GLHE11043)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe course will be divided into 5 sessions, each lasting a week. Most sessions will contain written materials and presentations, accompanied by guided reading in the form of links to journal articles with problem-based learning questions.
Discussion of the content and reading materials will be posted to an online forum, along with students┐ answers to the PBL questions.
Students will be expected to produce a 2500 word essay by the end of the course.
Course description Successfully implementing eHealth projects depends on managing behavioural and attitudinal change in the intended users and the organisations in which they work. This course highlights the importance of understanding organisational contexts, workflows and routines, as well as user cultures and preferences, when designing and planning eHealth projects. It introduces key theories and methods from the social and management sciences relevant to process redesign, change management and effective project leadership, drawing on examples from the eHealth sector. Later weeks focus on real projects involving the of eHealth technologies in high and how income settings and what these tell us about the need to actively manage and evaluate change.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students will be responsible for their computer equipment and internet access.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 1 (Sem 1)
Course Start Date 17/09/2018
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 5, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1, Online Activities 35, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 46 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Collated forum postings: 30%
Essay: 70%
Feedback Formative feedback will be given throughout the course through the discussion boards. Summative assessment feedback is also provided via LEARN at the end of the course.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Discuss and evaluate the key management theories and models pertinent to organisational change management
  2. Apply these to support the adoption of new eHealth technologies
  3. Communicate the core principles of leadership, management and change to others.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Understands the core concepts, theories and principles of leadership and change management and is able to apply these to eHealth.
Understands what is needed to develop a strong project plan which takes account of sociotechnical complexity and the need for active change management.
Shows potential to deliver a robust implementation plan for a new eHealth project or programme.
Special Arrangements Delivered via online distance learning
Study Abroad No study abroad option
KeywordsGlobal eHealth
Course organiserDr Claudia Pagliari
Tel: (0131 6)50 9464
Course secretaryMs Gayle Fitzpatrick
Tel: (0131 6)50 2679
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