Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Managing Change

This module is designed to enhance senior clinicians, practitioners and third sector personnel in Leadership roles to develop their insight, critical awareness and understanding of change management and how we can utilise change management theories and perspectives within our practice. There is a focus on examining strategies for achieving organisational results, innovation and change within teams and organisations.

Module Information

Module code



This dynamic student-centred module is designed to develop your insight into and critical understanding of contemporary change management theories/frameworks and strategies, and their applicability to practice and your role within this.

Content will include:

  • analysis of personal, professional and organisational reactions to change
  • planning change and the role of the change agent
  • leadership of planned and unplanned change
  • leading and managing change in complex and uncertain environments
  • project management, organising the change process
  • organisation management theory
  • organisational culture and its inextricable link to leadership
  • strategies for change; the experience of re-structuring, re-engineering and re-location
  • the concept of the learning organisation
  • change theory, chaos theory and postmodernism.

Entry requirements

Applicants at level 7 would normally possess a bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.


The 3,000 words essay assignment will be individually negotiated during the course of the module and will reflect your needs and interests. The assignment provides an opportunity to demonstrate wide reading, in-depth understanding and the ability to synthesise issues/arguments and theories that have been studied in the module.

The assessment may be either a critical analysis of a planned change/innovation or a retrospective analysis of a change that has already taken place in the work or organisational context. If you are to play, or have played, a key role in the change process the role needs to be included and critically analysed.

Module leader

Deborah Miarkowska

Module dates

2023-24 – Semester 2 Falmer Campus, Brighton  – (Dates subject to change)

  • May 28, 29, 31 – on Campus
  • June 11, 12 – via Ms Teams

Assessment submission date: September

2024-25 – Semester 2 Falmer Campus, Brighton  – (Dates subject to change)

  • May 28, 29, 30
  • June 11, 12

Assessment submission date: TBC


If you are choosing this module as part of a postgraduate or community course, please contact for specific information on the fee for this module

If you are taking this as a single module, the fee is:

2023-24 £1,122

2024-25 £1,170

Further Information

Please contact for further information about the module

This module is an core module for MSc Health and Management. It could also be used as an optional module for other courses in discussion with the course leader.

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