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This module is an advanced optional strategy module that focuses on the implementation of strategy. The module will begin by an overview of the history of strategy and the basic analytical techniques that result in the identification of strategic options. The main module content will be structured around a number of themes that reflect the challenges faced by contemporary organisations in implementing strategies.
With ever-increasing organisational complexities and evolving business needs, organisations are adopting a variety of information technology (IT) services in order to fulfil their goals, including customer and business partner expectations. In order to effectively manage various IT services, organisations need to have a clear framework for guiding IT strategy formulation, IT service design, implementation and maintenance. Information Technology Infrastructure Library® (ITIL®) is one of the widely accepted frameworks for IT service management and is founded on the premise of best practices from both the private and public sectors. In order to equip students with the fundamentals of such a widely accepted framework, the module will cover awareness and comprehension of key aspects surrounding the topic of IT Service Management in the context of ITIL®. This will include service management as a practice, the ITIL service lifecycle and the alignment between IT services offered and business needs as they evolve, and key principles, models, processes, functions, roles, technologies and competencies that are essential for effective service management.
This module will explore the range of trends and developments in innovation in the life science sector. Students will be introduced to the strategic and critical approach to developing and translating innovation in life science within the global market place, with reference to healthcare services management, use of informatics, medical manufacturing, medical technology and regenerative medicine.