Leadership and Preparation

The details
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Saturday 18 January 2020
Tuesday 26 May 2020
28 January 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC B740 Nursing (Adult),
BSC B740CO Nursing (Adult),
BSC B742 Nursing (Adult) (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B742CO Nursing (Adult) (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B760 Nursing (Mental Health),
BSC B760CO Nursing (Mental Health),
BSC B762 Nursing (Mental Health) (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B762CO Nursing (Mental Health) (Including Year Abroad)

Module description

The registered nurse, in whatever work setting, has a significant role in managing resources, including people, time and physical resources. This module prepares students for their role as a leader and manager of nursing care in the clinical setting. It encourages students to see the wider sphere of health care policy in relation to clinical practice as a registered practitioner.

This module is delivered at both level 6 (BSc) and level 7 (MSc).

Module aims

To advance students’ ability to lead and manage the care of a group of patients/clients

To advance students’ knowledge of health care policy through a review of current best evidence

To advance students’ ability to work within a team

Module learning outcomes

No information available.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Students studying for the undergraduate and postgraduate pathways will study this module together. Teaching – catalyst lectures will be delivered on key themes for the module to a mixed group of students Learning – academic level specific tutorial groups will explore teaching content On-Line Discussion – tutorial discussion will be followed by academic level differentiated on-line discussion groups. There will be asynchronous discussion between the level 6 student groups at Colchester and Southend campuses with a similar provision for the level 7 students Moodle – the VLE will contain entry level content which will direct students to either Level 6 or Level 7 directed reading and support activities. There will be open access so Level 7 students primary reading can access the level 6 sections of Moodle and vice versa. Outcomes – module outcomes are academic level specific Assessment – the assessment strategy involves the same tasks but the level of critical ability required for successful completion will vary dependent on academic level.


  • Marquis, Bessie L.; Huston, Carol J. (2012) Leadership and management tools for the new nurse : a case study approach, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Sullivan, Eleanor J.; Garland, Gayle. (2013) Practical leadership and management in healthcare: for nurses and allied health professionals, Harlow: Pearson.
  • (no date) Nursing Leadership.
  • (no date) Journal of Nursing Management.
  • Grohar-Murray, Mary Ellen; Langan, Joanne C. (c2011) Leadership and management in nursing, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
  • Handy, Charles B. (1993) Understanding organizations, New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Loughlin, Michael. (2002) Ethics, management and mythology: rational decision making for health service professionals, Abingdon: Radcliffe Medical Press.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Colchester - Essay    100% 
Coursework   SOUTHEND - Leadership and Prep for Practice ESSAY    100% 
Coursework   Southend - extended essay deadline     
Coursework   Colchester - Resubmission Essay      
Coursework   Colchester Resubmission Extended Deadline - Essay     
Coursework   HS516 Leadership Re-submission     

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Sherrie Green, email: sherrieg@essex.ac.uk.
Cerys Somers (Administrator) T: 01206 874496 E: cnursing@essex.ac.uk



External examiner

Mrs Juliet Amanda Drummond
The University of Wolverhampton
Senior Adult Lecturer
Mrs Julia Mary Terry
Swansea University
Associate Professor
Available via Moodle
Of 58 hours, 57 (98.3%) hours available to students:
1 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information

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