Please click here to log in with you RCPsych web account details; you will be redirected back to CPD Online.If you have forgotten your College web account details, you will be able to reset them here.
Please click here to log in if your institution has a subscription to CPD Online with Athens access.
Please click here to log in if you are subscribed through Medicom Netherlands.
If you having troubles signing in with the options above, please try this alternative login route.
by Professor David
Crowther and Dr Miriam
Last reviewed: May 2018
Organisations affect our whole lives –
from infancy to retirement – and much of our work in the health
service is governed by organisations, practices and processes.
For the last century theories of
organisational behaviour and management practice have been
developed in what has become a rapidly changing context. This
module opens up different theoretical perspectives from which this
subject has been studied to allow for deeper and more
interesting insights into the way organisational knowledge has been
We have selected theories that should help
health service professionals to understand their organisation
as a first step to working out how to improve it. Topics covered
include some of the earliest theories still relevant to practice
today, such as Taylorism.
Other modules in this
Clinical audit in mental health practice
by Robin Burgess
QI essentials by Dr Genevieve Holt and Dr
in mental health by Rachel Grace Paskell
Forthcoming modules in this
History of quality improvement in
Related Advances articles
Download take-home notes to
print and annotate