Change in Heath Care


NURS 317 – Change in Health Care

C O U R S E   I N F O R M A T I O N
Course Title:    Change in Health Care
Code:    NURS 317
Hours:    Lec – 2 Hrs.    Lab – 0 Hrs.    Cln – 0 Hr.    Cr. Hr. – 2. Prerequisite:    None
Level/Semester: Variable
Department offering the course: Nursing department-Faculty of Health Sciences.

C O U R S E   D E S C R I P T I O N
This course offers learning opportunities assisting students to develop key skills required for leading or responding effectively to change in health care settings. It allows understanding the concept of change, leadership of change, power and resistance to change and methods of measuring and evaluating change. This course is delivered online and gives students the opportunity to participate in different self-directed learning activities; individually and in groups. A number of tutorials are conducted to facilitate course orientation, team work, and responding to students' queries.

C O U R S E   A I M
To orient the candidates to the tools of implementing change smoothly into health care organizations. It enables them also to manage reactions to change as a leader and respond effectively to change as a member of their organizations.

T E A C H I N G   A N D   L E A R N I N G   M E T H O D S
1.   Internet group discussion
2.   Individual and group work
3.   Independent learning tasks

L I S T   O F   R E F E R E N C E S

- Martin, L., Haskard-Zolnierek, K.., DiMatteo, R.Health Behavior. (2010). Change and Treatment Adherence: Evidence-based Guidelines for Improving HealthCare. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Robbins, S., Judge, T. (2013). Organizational Behavior. 15 th edition. New Jersey: Pearson.
• www.healthmanagementonline.co.uk
• http://www.health.qld.gov.au/publications/change_management/default.asp