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An Introduction to Complexity, Collaborative Care and Organisational Culture

Explore examples and critical models of larger scale systems of care.

An Introduction to Complexity, Collaborative Care and Organisational Culture
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study10 hours

Progress your skills from understanding the models, to how to actually use them.

This course looks at some of the types of situations in which service developments of varying simplicity or complexity take place, requiring the judgement of what approaches and tools to use to carry out service improvement.

That will include:

  • Why and how to select the tools to be used.
  • Modifying tools as required to best fit the service improvement situation and tasks.
  • Synthesising tools such as combining force filed analysis with SWOT analyses, or financial transactions with critical path analyses.

What topics will you cover?

  • The parts and functions that make up a system of care (whether that is a team, organisation or multi-organisational service like the UK NHS).
  • The politics of people’s perspectives, powers and relationships.
  • Complexity management: being able to see how management processes can be applied.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Reflect critically on professional-patient relationships with a particular emphasis on ensuring integrated care.
  • Assess critically the shifting relationships between professional identity and managerial imperatives.

Who is the course for?

Coventry University MSc Nursing students.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

A senior nurse specialising in the care of patients with renal and urological disorders. 20 years experience in education, including in South Africa. MSc Nursing Course Director online and on campus.

I am a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Swansea University. My main background is acute surgery and critical care nursing.
I am an associate lecturer for the MSc at Coventry University.

My professional background is in children's critical care nursing and leadership in the NHS. As an assistant professor at Coventry University I teach on both under graduate and post graduate programs.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry