HS640-6-SP-CO:
Leadership in Health and Social Care

The details
2020/21
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 21 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
15
21 March 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

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Module description

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.

Module aims

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.

Module learning outcomes

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

Module information

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.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures introducing and examining key concepts Interdisciplinary group work to explore key concepts and practical application Additionally supported by; E Learning Self directed study Group/ individual tutorials

Bibliography*

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 Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Formative assignment     
Coursework   3,000 word case study    100% 
Coursework   3,000 word case study resubmission     

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Ms Penny Hodgkinson, email: pahodg@essex.ac.uk.
Penny Hodgkinson
Penny Hodgkinson E: pahodg@essex.ac.uk Jade D'Mello Senior Student Administrator E: jedmel@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
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External examiner

Mrs Chanel Watson
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Lecturer/Programme Director
Resources
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).

 

Further information

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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