This is a bespoke unit for Dorset HealthCare University Trust and is part of the Dorset HealthCare Leadership Development Pathway.
The EPL 2: Managing and Leading Organisational Change unit can enable you to gain academic / professional credit for the learning and practical work associated with the Dorset HealthCare Leadership Development Pathway.
All professionals are required to continuously engage in professional development with a feature of this being not only being able to identify and meet learning needs, but to apply the learning to practice. The professional development can be achieved either through work related courses or activities, attendance at conferences/masterclasses, courses outside the university, sessions within the university or self study. The aim of this unit is to provide a structure through which the learning gained can be acknowledged and the student can critically reflect on the impact of the learning on both themselves and their workplace. Thus, the unit aims:
At Masters level there is an emphasis on the requirement for an informed and critically considered stance to be apparent on both practice development and theory
Students may study this unit at Level 7 if they have been awarded:
If you do not meet the criteria you are still able to apply for this unit but we may ask you for evidence to confirm your employer will support you and/or ask you to complete pre-admission work. Please contact the Course Leader for more information.
Fees and funding
This unit is funded by Dorset HealthCare University Foundation Trust. Please ensure you have secured funding before applying.
Your assignment will be in the form of a reflective essay and action plan. It will need to demonstrate reflective critical analysis and evaluation of relevant acquired knowledge and learning, plus any impact/change this has had on others already via any feedback received, i.e., team members, colleagues. It should include an identified objective in terms of improving your effectiveness and will be accompanied by an action plan to be inserted at the end of the assignment outlining the remaining tasks required to achieve the specified objective. It must also integrate some additional reading (via your organisation’s intranet materials for the programme, plus Bournemouth University library resources).
Having completed this unit the student is expected to: