Leadership and Change module (PN50169)

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Module aims

This module aims to develop your leadership skills within your practice context, including developing understanding of a range of leadership models and theories. It also explores change management, as a key component of leadership in health and social care.

Module overview

On completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Analyse critically the concept of leadership and a range of leadership theories
  • Explore and analyse in depth the personal and organisational factors that influence leadership practices of self and others
  • Critically appraise a range of change management theories
  • Apply a range of theory and research evidence relating to leadership and change management to address practice issues


The summative module assessment takes the form of a 3000-word essay. Using a patchwork text approach, the student prepares a proposal for leading a change within a healthcare setting that is familiar to them. In the proposal, the student must identify, justify and explore the change. The student will also explore and analyse the range of organisational and leadership factors which would need to be taken into account when planning the change. The assessment is written in three patches, which are then submitted for grading as one piece of work. These four patches comprise:

  1. Identify and discuss the proposed change, providing a rationale for why it is needed (500 words)
  2. Explore and evaluate the leadership styles and models within the organisation concerned. This may include the student’s own approach

Eligibility requirements

Students must be educated to degree level or equivalent


For further information, please contact the School of Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534
Email: healthsciences-postqualifying@dundee.ac.uk


This module is available on following courses: