The aim of this module is to examine the nature of leadership and in particular its role in health and social care organisations.
You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the University and your programme of study. Alternatively classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.
The running of this module is dependent on there being sufficient numbers of interest.
This module can be undertaken as part of the postgraduate Practice Development programme or Management and Leadership programme.
Module content includes the purpose, vision, priorities and strategy of leadership; power and influence; professional relationships; self and social awareness; change approaches and their impact on performance and productivity.
In a health context, the module includes international, national and local perspectives on health/ social policy and practice; ethical and sustainable health and social services design leadership: goods, practices, virtues and institutions; leadership of place: integrated care, interagency settings and local health economies (private, public and community); service improvement: balancing affordability, equity and excellence, handling tensions and transitions whilst building resilience and wellbeing.
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of theories of management and leadership
- Critically evaluate different approaches to understanding self and organisations
- Make sense of 'what's going on' and how this informs your choices for intervening; and
- Reflect and develop your own practice in the light of learning on this module
- Conroy, M. (2010) 'An Ethical Approach to Leading Change: An Alternative and Sustainable Application' Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Grint, K. (2005) Leadership: limits and possibilities, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
- Morgan, G. (2006). Images of Organisations: London: Sage.
- Northouse P.G. (2009). Leadership: Concepts and Practice, London: Sage Publications.
- Western S. (2008) Leadership: a critical text. Sage Publications Ltd., London.
- Yukl, G. (2005) Leadership in organizations. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
Entry requirements include a demonstrable ability to benefit from the module - for example ambition to lead sustainable change backed up by evidence of ability such as academic achievement to level 6 and/or significant business/leadership experience).
You should be able to commit to attempting the assessment. Summative assessment is supported by a series of formatively assessed tasks undertaken in seminars and workshops. When taken as part of a specific named award, the module content and assessment must be focussed towards the subject of that award. Participation in the formative components of the module is required in order to pass the module.
The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.
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