Full Title:Leadership and Innovative Management in Health and Physical Activity
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:TEMPCODE38
 
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This module is to facilitate the student to develop knowledge and skills in leadership and management, in addition to promoting creativity, innovation/entrepreneurship within the area of health and physical activity.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Critically discuss the concept of leadership within the area of health and physical activity.
  2. Analyse the nature of management in relation to working in the area of health and physical activity.
  3. Critically analyse the impact of the business environment on an organisation in the area of health and physical activity.
  4. Discuss creativity, innovation/ entrepreneurship utilising an ethical approach, within the area of health and physical activity.
  5. Develop a concept/idea demonstrating creativity and innovation/entrepreneurship to improve the area of health and physical activity.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The concept of leadership within the area of health and physical activity.
The historical development of leadership theories, the concept of leadership in an organisation, the theories of leadership, different styles of leadership, the different characteristics between leadership and management.
The nature of management in relation to working in the area of health and physical activity.
Different functions of management; motivation; problem solving; decision making and critical thinking; working in teams; delegation; skill mix; change management; communication and conflict resolution; human resource management; organisational culture; financial management; time management.
The impact of the business environment on an organisation in the area of health and physical activity.
The external environment - international, political and legal, economic, technological, social and demographic; the task or micro environment - competitors, suppliers and funding agencies, customers/clients, regulators, trade unions.
Creativity and Innovation/entrepreneurship, utilising an ethical approach, within the area of health and physical activity.
Strategies to be utilised to be creative, and innovative/entrepreneurial within the area of health and physical activity; business ethics and social responsibility; essential characteristics of entrepreneurship; elements that make up an entrepreneurial culture; the dynamic world of entrepreneurship and key issues faced by entrepreneurial businesses.
Developing a concept/idea demonstrating creativity and innovation/entrepreneurship to improve the area of health and physical activity.
Approaches to promote creative and innovative/entrepreneurial concepts/ideas to improve the area of health and physical activity; strategies to develop an entrepreneurial concept/idea.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project Develop a concept/idea demonstrating creativity and innovation/entrepreneurship to improve the area of health and physical activity. 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 0 0 Sem 1 End 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam There will be a 2 hour unseen written exam paper. 1,2,3,4 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
repeat project or poster presentation repeat examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture lecture 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Tutorial Group work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Project work 13.00 Once per semester 0.87
Directed Reading reading on relevant topics 26.00 Once per semester 1.73
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.60
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Brady, A. (Editor) 2010, Leadership and Management in the Irish Health Service, 1st Ed Ed., Gill & Macmillan Ltd Dublin [ISBN: 9780717146130]
  • Daft, R. 2012, Understanding the Theory and Design of Organisations, 11th Ed Ed., South-Western College Publishing Australia [ISBN: 9781111826628]
  • Marquis, B. & Huston, C. 2012, Leadership Roles & Management Functions, 7th Ed. Ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Philadelphia [ISBN: 9781451118216]
  • O’Hara, B. 2011, Entrepeurneurship In Ireland, 1st Ed Ed., Gill and Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717149766]
  • Tiernan, S., Morley, M. & Foley, E. 2006, Modern Management, 1st Ed Ed., Gill and Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717140305]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NHAPA_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Physical Activity 7 Mandatory