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Professional Development in Nursing: Leading & Managing Change - HEA00143H

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Russell Yates
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Summer Term 2024-25

Module aims

Develop students’ abilities to be effective change managers and leaders in healthcare settings.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Identify opportunities to engage with stakeholders to improve services and care quality.
  2. Discriminate between change management strategies.
  3. Apply appropriate change management strategies to improve the quality of care.
  4. Lead, manage and coordinate teams based on an understanding of the human factors that impact on services and quality care.
  5. Critically evaluate different types of evidence that inform an understanding of leadership, change management and service improvement.


Task Length % of module mark
Departmental - aural assessment
Professional discussion
N/A 100

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information



Module feedback

Written feedback for the summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.

Indicative reading

Burnes, B. (2014) Managing Change. 6th Edn. Harlow: Pearson

NHS Leadership Academy (2013) Healthcare Leadership Model [online]. Available at: [accessed 28 March 2019]

Gopee, N. & Galloway, J. (2017) Leadership and Management in Healthcare.3rd Edn. Los Angeles: Sage.

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