Short Title: Strategy and Governance in Social Care Organisations
Full Title: Strategy and Governance in Social Care Organisations
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:STRA H4005
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Gillian Larkin
Module Description:This module will allow the learner build a comprehensive understanding of the methods of strategic planning and analysis and to produce suitable strategic options for organisations. The module will develop a learner’s understanding of leading and implementing strategic plans and undergoing appropriate change in an organisation whether in the private, public or NGO sectors.The module will also introduce the learner into the key principles of effective governance. As strategy and governance in social care organisations is an ongoing and dynamic subject the syllabus content will be expanded or modified, as the case may be, to reflect developments as set out in this module. In order to progress, all components of module assessment must be passed by students – failure to successfully to complete any component will require repeat assessment/exam.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Analyse the concepts of strategy and strategic management theories, and their application in social care organisations
LO2 Critically analyse the internal and external environment and apply the analysis to the strategic development of a social care organisation
LO3 Critically evaluate the impact of organisational culture on the strategic planning process, strategy formulation and implementation
LO4 Appraise the principles of corporate governance and how they apply to social care organisations in the public, private and NGO sectors.
LO5 Evaluate the importance of strategic leadership to the creation of the organisations strategy and its implementation, in light of the changing and challenging social care environments.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Individual project, including a written research-based report and presentation. Project ideas will be agreed. 1,2,3 50.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Students will be examined in a range of areas 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Lynch, R. L. 2012, Strategic Management, 6 Ed., Financial Times/Prentice Hall [ISBN: 9780273750925]
  • Northouse, P. G. 2015, Leadership Theory and Practice, 7 Ed., Gill & McMillan Dublin [ISBN: 978148331753]
  • Solomon, J. 2010, Corporate Governance and Accountability, 3 Ed., Wiley UK [ISBN: 9780470695098]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Cnaan, R. A. & Vinokur-Kaplan, D. 2014, Cases in Innovative Nonprofits, SAGE Publications, Incorporated [ISBN: 9781452277707]
  • Goldsmith,M. & Lyons, L. S. 2005, Coaching for Leadership, Pfeiffer [ISBN: 0787977632]
  • McKimm, J. & Phillips, K. 2009, Leadership and Management in Integrated Services, Learning Matters UK [ISBN: 9781844452040]
  • Thompson,J. L. & Martin, F. 2005, Strategic Management, Cengage Learning EMEA London [ISBN: 9781844800834]
  • Williams, K. 2009, Strategic Management, New York [ISBN: 9780756655686]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 8 Elective