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Postgraduate Course: Managing and leading data-driven innovation (work based) (HEIN11058)

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 build on the core theoretical elements of leadership and organisational management, which were covered in a previous (prerequisite) course. It will cement learning by enabling learners to articulate an implementation strategy, for their change management plan, as it applies to their own work environment and sphere of management. Students will be using the knowledge and skills acquired, to demonstrate capabilities in leading and managing change in the health, social and care services sector.
Course description 1) Academic description
Successful implementation of data-driven innovation is a complex undertaking, which depends on a myriad of factors. This include managing organisational culture and structures through effective use of management models (policies, practices and processes), tools and technologies. Effective managers also need to lead behavioural and attitudinal change, amongst all stakeholders within and across health, social and care services systems.
This course hones the skills of effective leadership, within an organisational contexts, when designing, planning and delivering data-driven health, social and care services.

2) Outline Content
This course enables the students to review the main theories and methods from the management and organisational sciences, relevant to health, social and care services. It also further explores theoretical foundations regarding organisational readiness for innovation in the work environment and signposts to evidence based tools to support effective change management and evaluation of complex interventions.

3) Student Learning Experience
Students will need to identify a suitable and willing mentor, within their work environment, to support them along the learning pathway. They will have an academic supervisor who will offer a dedicated support throughout the 10 weeks course. Access to written materials and video presentations, offered in the prerequisite course, will be maintained and students will also have up to 3 (remote) sessions with their academic supervisor (Formative assessment), where work towards the final submission of the summative assessment is discussed. The initial contact will focus on articulating a learning ┬┐contract┬┐ that stipulates expected commitment and input from the learner, mentor and supervisor. It will also clearly set the proposed Learning Objectives, Learning Resources, Learning Strategies and ways to capture Evidence of Achievement.
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
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate critical understanding of the principal theories and core concepts of leadership by applying knowledge and skills and using a range of techniques, practices and/or materials associated with leadership and organisational change.
  2. Demonstrating originality and/or creativity, through practice based outcomes
  3. Practise in ways which draw on critical reflection on own and others' roles and responsibilities
  4. Exercise substantial autonomy and initiative in professional and equivalent activities
  5. Demonstrate leadership and/or initiative and make an identifiable contribution to change and development and/or new thinking
Reading List
A reading list will be provided on the course virtual learning environment.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1) Mindsets:
Enquiry and lifelong learning
Students on this course will be encouraged to seek out ways to develop their expertise in leadership and change management.
Aspiration and personal development
Students will be encouraged to draw on the quality, depth and breadth of their experiences to expand their potential and identify areas they wish to develop and grow.
Outlook and engagement
Students will be expected to take responsibility for their learning whilst supporting the creation of a work based culture that facilitate inquisitive enquiry.
2) Skills:
Research and enquiry
Students will use self-reflection to articulate and evidence their learning. They will be expected to maintain a blog which will be visible to their peers on the course too.
Personal and intellectual autonomy
Students will be encouraged to use their personal and intellectual autonomy to critically evaluate their own learning and support the learning of others too.
Personal effectiveness
Students will need to be effective and proactive learners that can articulate what they have learned. They will have to have a strong commitment to learning and reflection to complete this course successfully.
Effective leaders in the health and social care sector require excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. The structure of the assessment elements incorporate constant reinforcement and development of these skills.
KeywordsLeadership,Management,change,health and social care systems,data-driven innovation
Course organiserMr Sharon Levy
Tel: (0131 6)50 9236
Course secretaryMrs Laura Miller
Tel: (0131 6)51 5575
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