BU7043:Critically interpret and evaluate challenges to and opportunities for leadership that will stimulate and facilitate effective service change and sustainability within the context of national policy directives and social inclusion agendas.

A: Assessment Details
Module Title Leadership, Development and Change
Module Code BU7043
Module Leader
Component Number 2 of 2 (Resubmission/deferral)
Assessment Type, Word Count & Weighting 2,400 words Report (60%)
Submission Deadline
Submission Instructions Submission via Turnitin – please follow the instructions on Moodle


B: Learning Outcomes
3. Critically interpret and evaluate challenges to and opportunities for leadership that will stimulate and facilitate effective service change and sustainability within the context of national policy directives and social inclusion agendas.

4. Lead and create practices and partnerships that empower and enable clients and carers to make decisions and participate in their own management of care.


C: Assessment Task

Report. Critical appraisal of a change scenario.


D: Specific Criteria/Guidance

Students will critically appraise the leadership and management structure and style of their own organisation and identify a scenario where an organisational change or a change in clinical practice was either implemented or proposed. Discuss the underpinning theory, processes and the leadership skills required to achieve successful change implementation. Students may take a retrospective evaluation or anticipatory approach.


Students should ensure that they maintain confidentiality within the assignment.



E: Key Resources

Kings Fund (2020) How to Build Effective Teams in General Practice https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/effective-teams-general-practice


Kings Fund (2020) Leading for Integrated Care: ‘If you think competition is hard, you should try collaboration’ https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/leading-integrated-care


Kouzes, J. & Posner, B. (2017). The Leadership Challenge (6th Ed.). New Jersey: Wiley (Electronic book)

NHS Improvement Change Model https://www.england.nhs.uk/sustainableimprovement/change-model/  Accessed 29/9/2020

NHS Leadership Academy Healthcare Leadership Model https://www.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk/resources/healthcare-leadership-model/ Accessed 29/9/2020

Turner, P. (2019) Leadership in Healthcare: Delivering Organisational Transformation and Operational Excellence.  Springer International Publishing (Electronic book)

World Health Organisation Important Leadership and Management Topics https://www.who.int/management/general/en/  Accessed 29/9/2020

Yukl, G. (2019) Leadership in Organizations, Global Edition (9th Ed.) London: Pearson Education

Online Journals

Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies: Sage Journals.

Journal of Nursing Management: Wiley Online.

Leadership: Sage Journals.


F: Submission Guidance
·         Students should submit work before 12 noon on the deadline date via the appropriate ‘Turnitin submission’ link on the Moodle module page. Please check your email confirmation to ensure you have submitted to the correct place.

·         Assessments should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx. .pps and .ppsx), Excel (.xls and .xlsx) or PDF format (generated from the word-processing or presentation software you are using, not a scanned document. Do not upload Open Office documents (.odt, .odp).

·         Do not upload documents directly from Google Drive and One Drive.

·         The file must be no larger than 40MB.

Please refer to Help with Assignment Submission section on Moodle for further guidance on online submissions.

G: Document Format
·         The font size must be a minimum of point 12 Calibri (or equivalent).

·         Line spacing in the body of the assessment must be 1.5 lines.

·         Include the following details written on the first page:

·         Title of your work

o   Module title and code

o   Your student assessment number (J Number). Do not write your name or your student number.

o   Word count (Please note penalties for excess word count)

o   Module Leader and Seminar Tutor (if relevant)

·         Number the pages consecutively.


H: Academic Integrity and Penalties

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are familiar with all of the information contained in this brief as failure to do this may impact on your achievement.

Please refer to the various Assessment Guidance below for detailed information on:



I: Marking Criteria

Please see attached rubric for marking criteria.





Generic Marking Criteria for Level 7 – for modules registered from 2019/20

Explanatory Notes

The University classifies Level 7 Postgraduate Degrees with Distinction, Merit and Pass. Classifications are made at the point of award, using a formula set out in the Principles and Regulations. Further details and examples may be found on the Registry Services Portal pages.


The criteria offer descriptions of standards of achievement relating to six types of learning outcomes:

  1. Knowledge and Understanding of the academic discipline, field of study, or area of professional practice
  2. Research 1. Reading and Use of Appropriate Sources
  3. Research 2. Methodology
  4. Critical Analysis & Interpretation
  5. Communication Skills: Creative, Written & Presented
  6. Reflection: Critical Reflection and/or Personal and Professional Application


There are various descriptors under these headings, describing different aspects of understanding or skill and in marking bands of 0-100%. Assessors use the ones that apply to the particular outcomes you should demonstrate: if the learning outcomes of your module do not require (for example) critical self-reflection and professional skills, then those criteria do not apply.

(2500 no. of WORDS)




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Answer Excerpt

Organisational change scenario

Change has become xxxxxxxx  common xxxxxxx in health care systems xxxxxx (Pomare et al., 2019). Healthcare systems xxxxxxxx are continuously changing their leadership, xxxxxxxxxxx methods xxxxxxx of care, xxxxxxxxx and xxxxxxxx  infrastructure, xxxxxxx among others, xxxxxxx  in response to the legislative changes andxxxxxxxx policies and to xxxxxxxxx match the new technology (Pomare et al., 2019). xxxxxxx Hospitals are also xxxxxxx implementing xxxxxxx redevelopmentxxxxxxxx  projects to xxxxxxx upgrade to modern infrastructure.

Evidence of the organisational change xxxxxxxines.

xxxxxx(2000 no. of word count)



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