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B74LHS Leadership in Health and Social Care
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  14/15

Total Credits: 30

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Professionals working in health and social care settings

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: Applicants will hold a first degree (usually 2:2 or above) or equivalent

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module considers:

Method and Frequency of Class:
Specific Activities are not listed
Further Activity Details:
Total Student Activity 300 hours, Direct Student/Teacher Contact 49 hours, Guided on-line learning 35 hours, Tutorials (group and individual) 6 hours, Independent study 210 hours.

Method of Assessment: 

Assignment 50 3,000 word supporting paper including a leadership strategy for the organisation in which they work 
Presentation 1 50 Seminar presentation of a business case 

Dr J Marshall
Mr D Pinnock

Education Aims:  Completion of this module will enable participants to reflect upon and develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be effective leaders in health and social care.

It will equip participants to think strategically and to develop a vision that will inspire and motivate others and to create an environment in which innovation flourishes.

Learning Outcomes:  1. Knowledge and understanding
By the end of this module, the student will be able to:

A1 appraise contemporary policy developments and initiatives within their own organisation and the wider national and international health and social care community and society;
A2 compare theoretical frameworks for leadership development and change management in health care practice to identify strategies for improving care to recipients of health and social care;
A3 critically assess the socio-economic, political, legal, ethical, cultural and organisational influences on their role in the leadership and delivery of health and social care;

2. Intellectual Skills

By the end of this module, the student will be able to:

B1 critically discuss, evaluate and apply theories of leadership and management to their role and scope of practice in order to support change and advancing clinical practice;
B2 reflect on and synthesise on knowledge gained through experiential learning and scholarly activities to evaluate own and others’ practice and service delivery;
B3 systematically identify, critically appraise and evaluate information including research and other forms of evidence to inform their clinical leadership;

Professional / practical skills

By the end of this module, the student will be able to:

C1 critically reflect on and evaluate the role of the professional as a leader / manager in innovative health and social care;
C2 formulate a realistic and well-justified business case for the organisation in which the student works;
C3 promote the organisational vision and strategic plan through contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of policy within their organisation.

Transferable / key skills

By the end of this module, the student will be able to:

D1 critically analyse and evaluate their personal and professional development as a leader through self awareness and critical reflection;
D2 communicate effectively on complex matters through a variety of media and audiences as appropriate;
D3 effectively manage their time and work to deadlines.
D4 demonstrate good interpersonal skills and team leadership.

Offering School:  Health Sciences

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