Leadership of Self and Others

The details
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Autumn & Spring
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 21 March 2025
20 May 2024


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MSC B16024 Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

Module description

This module considers the development of students as future leaders, recognising the evolving contexts in which they will practice. Students learn about the concept of leadership and begin to develop skills to enable them to lead their own develop and that of others.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

  • To allow students to develop as future leaders, recognising the evolving contexts in which they will practice.

  • To develop skills to enable students to lead their own development.

  • To develop skills that enable students to facilitate the development of others through an enhanced understanding about the concept of leadership.

Module learning outcomes

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

  1. Critically evaluate and synthesise the role of physiotherapists as leaders within health and social care.

  2. Identify opportunities to promote physiotherapy leadership in complex and unpredictable situations and propose appropriate solutions.

  3. Construct and present systematic and robust arguments around topics influencing healthcare practice, drawing from a range of sources.

Module information

Indicative Content

  • Identifying ongoing CPD and the benefits to individual and service development.

  • Context of practice and evolving health care systems e.g. FCP, modern matron, etc.

  • Critically exploring and evaluating common policies and practices - proactive vs reactive.

  • Models of leadership.

  • Leadership skills (eg. communication, emotional intelligence, change management, being aware of own beliefs and the potential influence on others).

  • Service Improvement.

  • NHS Leadership strategy.

  • Challenging common misconceptions around health and risk averse populations.

Learning and teaching methods

This module involves a significant amount of independent learning, accompanied by supplementary lecture and tutorial content.


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 Coursework weighting

Additional coursework information

Up to three slides from your planned presentation may be submitted for formative feedback.

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Miss Deborah Miles, email:
Nick Clark, Jackie Clarke, Izzie Easton, Jo Etherton, Jay Matthams, Deborah Miles, Brad Neal, Abi Onuoha, Barry Pryer, James Roberts, external clinicians and service users as appropriate.
SRES School Office (



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information

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