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
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 Price for Sept 2019 to Jul 2020

Who is this module for?

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

What are the key aims of the programme?

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.

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

September 2019

Venue: Ormskirk Campus

Starts: Thu 12th Sep 2019

Session Times:
  • Session 1: Thur, 12th September 2019, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • Session 2: Thur, 19th September 2019, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • Session 3: Thur, 26th September 2019, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • Session 4: Thur, 3rd October 2019, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • Session 5: Thur, 10th October 2019, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • Session 6: Thur, 17th October 2019, Reading Week
  • Session 7: Thur, 24th October 2019, 1.00 pm -5.00 pm, Attendance
  • Session 8: Thur, 31st October 2019, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • Session 9: Thur, 7th November 2019, Reading Week
  • Session 10: Thur, 14th November 2019, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • Session 11: Thur, 21st November 2019, 1.00pm- 4.00pm, Attendance
  • Session 12: Thur, 28th November 2019, 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm, Attendance
  • Assignment deadline: Monday 16th December 2019, 4.00 pm.

Study dates and times are subject to change.

Further Information

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.

For details of how to apply, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/apply.

If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/faqs.

For further module information, please contact Module Coordinator Charlotte Moen on 01695 657028 or email moenc@edgehill.ac.uk.


This module can be studied on a standalone basis, however, students must have completed module HEA 4037 before commencing this module.
It is a core module for:

  • MSc Leadership Development