Module details for Contemporary approaches to organisational change




The aim of this module is to help students understand a range of theoretical approaches to organisational change

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Examine a range of theoretical perspectives on change

Indicative Content

1 Understanding change

Change management in contemporary theory

2 Analysing change 1

Evaluating the need for change, analysing different types of change

3 Analysing change 2

Starting the change process

4 Resistance and change

Understanding resistance to change, its advantages and disadvantages

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 2
Tutorial/Seminar 4
Practical Activity 3
Assessment 12
Independent 29
Total 50

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


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