in the form of a short conference paper
,000 words that
ems thinking investigation
that you have completed
a problematical situation
of your choice
Your case study should follow an acceptable format for an academic conference paper
that presents work in progress, i.e. not a
full conference paper but one that follows the
same academic conventions such as having an
, referencing appropriate
literature and following clearly explained methods.
begin with a
situation, its scope
boundaries and key emergent properties
. It should also explain the
purpose of your case study and
is interesting and relevant.
a variety of different
Methodology enquiry and the
Thinking Differently techniques
approaches and ideas covered in the course
The techniques you select should
explore the current situation and identify the challenges and
opportunities of taking a more holistic perspective on the situation.
tools and techniques should be presented as the
Based on these, the
of your findings
should include a
reflective evaluation of your o
should summarise the key points
consider whether the work
n fulfilled the stated purpose
and make recommendations for further action
research or investigation.
may present some of the output of your work as diagr
ams or tables within the paper
also be prepared to
and make use of
to show the
Reports marked Confidential will be kept securely and seen only by those involved in
the University assessment process.
y also change the name of the organisation
to a fictional one provided you make this clear in the introduction.
Apply a range of
, attitudes and approaches
and techniques to surface
issues and opportunities
and new ways of thinking.
the techniques that
in terms of their
, evidence base and
onstrate an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of
systems thinking approach
Demonstrate an ability to understand and work within healthcare domains
with a coherent argument
sources to support your discussion
Use good English
with correct spelling and punctuation.
rate and consistent referencing
using the Harvard system
,000 words (exclu
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Significance : exploring the nature of information, systems and technology
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Systems thinking, systems practice
DE BONO, E. 2009.
Lateral Thinking: A Textbook of Creativity
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SENGE, P. 2006.
The fifth discipline: the art and practice of the learning organisation
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SWEENEY, L. 2010.
The systems thinking playbook : exercises to stretch and build learning and systems
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A selection of journal papers will accompany this course.
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