This module aims to enable you to advance management skills and knowledge by providing the opportunity to synthesise management and leadership concepts, principles, skills, attitudes and behaviours and critically apply these to managing and leading at an organisational/strategic level.
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.
This module can be taken on a stand-alone basis or as part of the MSc/PgD/C Management and Leadership in Health and Social Care award. It can also be incorporated into the MSc/PgD/C Practice Development programme.
The indicative module content includes negotiation; motivating and influencing others; self motivation and resilience; assertive communication; conflict resolution; self awareness; emotional intelligence; working within your sphere of influence; team development - empowerment; monitoring of standards, quality and risk; performance management; staff development and the appraisal/PDR process; partnership working; organisational development and the manager's role and responsibilities.
On successful completion, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a coherent, comprehensive understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to enable effective leadership and management of a contemporary health care workforce.
- Conceptualise and synthesise strategies involved in empowering and motivating individuals and teams in health care settings and the barriers - both perceived and real - that may prevent this.
- Demonstrate conceptual knowledge and critical application of techniques to manage, promote and enhance individual and team performance and development in order to ensure a quality service.
- Critically reflect on the manager's role in relation to monitoring of quality, standards and risk and apply this in the context of your own role and field of practice.
- Undertake an in depth critical reflection of your own management knowledge, skills and behaviours in relation to managing at a strategic and organisational level - and engage in critical self appraisal and reflection in order to demonstrate how you intend to address individual development needs and enhance your
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
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Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
1st or 2nd class honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course at the discretion of the programme leader. Contact the Enquiry Centre for further details.
Applicants must be a health or social care professional. All applicants must complete a pre-entry study skills package such as “preparing for postgraduate study” if they are new to this level of study or have had a break from study for a period of 4 years.
To be eligible to study this module, you must demonstrate the ability to study at this level and commit to attempting the assessment.
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.
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We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, grants and funds available to support you throughout your studies with us. This includes the Cumbria Bursary - a non-repayable bursary designed to support first year students with a household income of less than £25,000.Student Finance
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