For some disciplines, especially those associated with the achievement of professional status (e.g. Nursing, Physiotherapy, Veterinary Science, Social Work) the ability to learn to adapt and change in response to social, political and economic challenges of practice and legislation is an important skill. Indeed in all disciplines learning how to adapt to and manage change is an important skill for future employment prospects. It therefore follows that students should develop skills to:
- understand, and work within, the context of social, political and economic change;
- analyse, adapt to, manage and eventually lead the processes of change.