Leadership in Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 21 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
21 March 2019
Requisites for this module
The aim of the module is to provide students with theoretical and practical concepts of leadership. Students apply these concepts in practice in a case study related to their own context of practice.
Changes within health and social care delivery are impacting upon professional working practice; staff are increasingly required to respond to demands to deliver improved care, to have greater engagement with patients, service users and their local communities, to facilitate and enhance clinical practice development and to lead or manage with a distributed model rather than traditional teams.
The aim of the Module is to provide students with the theoretical and practical concepts of leadership as applied to practice, in order to support the health and social care organisations in meeting the needs of patients and service users.
The Module is designed to develop a reflective self-profile and practical skill set to enable participants to develop in leadership roles in future.
On successful completion of the module, participants will be able to:-
Level 6 (credit at level of Bachelors degree)
• Demonstrate a systematic understanding of key concepts of leadership by discussing how these have been applied to review, consolidate, extend and apply their knowledge and understanding of leadership in their context,
• Prepare a leadership case study appropriate to their setting, providing a theoretical rationale for the approach taken
• Communicate effectively to support the leadership and development of services
Changes within health and social care delivery are impacting upon professional working practice in a variety of ways; staff are increasingly required to respond to deliver improved care, to have greater engagement with patients, service users and their local communities, to facilitate and enhance clinical practice development and to lead or manage with a distributed model rather than traditional teams. Models of leadership and management in health and social care are evolving to address these changes.
Participants undertake three one day workshops plus self-directed learning in order to engage with and explore models of leadership, service change, to develop insights and to create their own profile of skills, strengths and development needs and to undertake a leadership case study.
Participants are encouraged to critically consider current policy drivers around change and leadership with health and social care, research evidence and reflections on personal observations of leadership issues in health and social care to understand opportunities and barriers for demonstrating leadership.
Lectures introducing and examining key concepts
Interdisciplinary group work to explore key concepts and practical application
Additionally supported by;
Self directed study
Group/ individual tutorials
This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||3,000 word case study
||3,000 word case study resubmission
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Ms Penny Hodgkinson, email: email@example.com.
Senior Student Administrator
Mrs Chanel Watson
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Available via Moodle
Of 9 hours, 9 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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