PT6005: Leadership and Innovation in Practice

PT6005: Leadership and Innovation in Practice

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Leadership and Innovation in Practice
Module Code PT6005
Module Tutor Eve Scarle
School School of Health and Social Care
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module provides students with an insight into managing and leading change in healthcare. Students are encouraged to engage in critical review of current healthcare services and consider how change in care at an individual, local and National level can be implemented. Students will gain an insight into new developments and innovations in healthcare with the consideration of how technology can enhance services.


Expertise from within the University’s computing, business l and media school’s will be drawn up get students thinking how they can be drivers of change in their practice.


Indicative Syllabus

This module will include the following:


Political drivers for healthcare reform

Contemporary healthcare issues

Care Quality Commission

Local commissioning of services

Service evaluation, improvement and innovation

Driving change in healthcare- how to influence your environment

Technology and healthcare

Web resources, App development and healthcare

Remote healthcare growth

Reflection and problem solving in professional practice

Engaging service user/ carer participation in evaluating and improving healthcare

Business planning- setting up and promoting and managing   business

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:


  1. Verbalise the political, social, and economic factors that shape healthcare in the UK and understand how this informs the delivery of physiotherapy
  2. Critically discuss the importance of systematically evaluating care to help improve people’s experience and outcomes
  3. Exercise autonomy and initiative in clinical practice within the scope of professional boundaries
  4. Critically evaluate a clinical setting in order to bring about change, with the development of new ideas, technologies or new ways of working.


Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 50
Independent Learning Hours: 150
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 40% Presentation: Group: 30 mins
002: 60% Assignment: Individual: 2000 words
Special Assessment Requirements

All elements of assessment must be passed in order to pass the module.

Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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