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Leading People through Change HEA4038


This module focuses on the theory of change, the frameworks/models to facilitate change and the reality of leading change within the context of health and social care. The module also facilitates reflection to determine: the type of change agent the student is, the type of change agent they aspire to be and why, and the action that will be taken to further their development. This will be supported by group work, debate, case studies and student led seminars to create a learning community.

Module code:HEA4038
Module credits:20
Cost for new students:£1000 for 2024/25 academic year

If you are an existing student who is undertaking this module as part of a programme, your fee will have been advised to you by email. You can also check your fees online. For any queries, please contact [email protected]

If your tuition fee is being paid by a sponsor or you are a sponsor paying a student’s fee, you are required to send a copy of a purchase order to [email protected].

For further guidance please visit: Sponsored students – Edge Hill University

Who is this module for?

The module is targeted at healthcare professionals working in a clinical role (such as allied health professionals, clinical scientists, nurses, doctors and paramedics) and those working in a non-clinical role (including managers, social workers, patient advocates and the voluntary sector).

What are the key aims of the module?

The aim of the module is to provide an understanding of change theories, styles and tools in order to implement change within the context of health and social care. The module will also facilitate reflection on students change agent skills so they learn from their actions and the actions of others.

How will I study?

Mode of delivery: Blended learning based on a hybrid Model.
This module will be delivered through blended learning based on a hybrid model. A hybrid model is ‘an educational approach where some individuals participate in-person and some participate online synchronously (at the same time).’ The tutor(s) deliver sessions and teach remote and in-person learners synchronously using appropriate technology, meaning that the students are taught together in ‘real time’. This means some of your teaching sessions will be delivered in-person and some are online synchronous delivery. If you are unable to attend in-person, with your Module Leader’s permission, you can attend the in-person teaching session, online synchronously.

What will I study?

  • Theoretical frameworks and models/tools for change
  • The human dimension of change
  • Drivers and resistors to change
  • Multi-factorial influences on change management
  • The qualities of an effective change champion
  • Strategies to lead people through change
  • Appreciative Enquiry Tool
  • Appreciative leadership
  • Case studies delivered by practising strategic leaders
  • i-resilience Tool
  • Master classes.

How will I be assessed?

A critique of the change management frameworks and the impact of the human dimension of change. A personal development plan.

On successful completion you will:

Critique change frameworks and apply theory to practice taking into account the human dimension of change. You will also be aware of your change agent skills and qualities and be able to formulate an action plan to facilitate your future development.

Study dates and venues

Venue: Ormskirk Campus, Edge Hill University

Starts: Thursday 5 September 2024

Session times:

  • Thursday 5 September 2024, 9am-4pm
  • Thursday 19 September 2024, 9am-4pm
  • Thursday 10 October 2024, 9am-4pm
  • Thursday 24 October 2024, online, 9am-4pm
  • Thursday 7 November 2024, online, 9am-5pm
  • Thursday 21 November 2024, 9am-4pm
  • Thursday 28 November 2024, optional session
  • Final submission date: Friday 20 December 2024

How to apply

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules, it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

We encourage you to apply as early as possible to give you the best chance to obtain a place on your preferred cohort, module applications will close as soon as the module is full. Applications received within two weeks of the start date may have to be considered for a later cohort.

For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.

Contact us

For further module information, please contact the Module Coordinator Charlotte Moen on 01695 657028 or email [email protected].

Or you can contact the Medical School email on [email protected].


HEA4037 and HEA4038 cannot be undertaken as a stand-alone module. Students must be registered for the MSc Leadership Development or PGC Medical Leadership modules. Students must have completed module HEA4037 or HEA4117 before commencing HEA4038.

It is a core module for: