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Professional course

Leadership and Innovation

20 credit, level 3 and Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZTSVU203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Kirsty Davis/Ben Whistance

Page last updated 19 September 2017

Introduction

The Leadership and Innovation module (UZTSVU-20-3/UZTSVV-20-M) will allow you to critically reflect on the development of your own leadership skills to consider how best to deliver and enhance collaborative working across organisational boundaries and systems.

You will be able to appraise theories of organisational culture, leadership and change and your influence as 'enablers' to service improvement, quality, governance and the service user experience.

During the course we will explore coaching and mentoring tools that focus on developing leadership skills, knowledge and professional practices that enhance you and your team's performance. Alongside this you will learn to utilise professional influencing and negotiating skills as part of your leadership repertoire

Whilst being able to demonstrate an understanding of the broad economic structure of the NHS and how this impacts on local finance and organisation at unit level you will reflect on this structure and the policy drivers that impact on service users, individuals and teams in a system in perpetual change.

Careers / Further study

This module can contribute towards:

Level 3
BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice, BSc(Hons) Professional Development, BSc (Hons) Professional Studies

Masters Level
MSc Advanced Practice, MSc Specialist Practice

Advanced Practice Diagram

Structure

Content

Areas covered will include:

  • Theories of clinical and managerial leadership
  • Understanding change, innovation and transformation in NHS and wider health care systems
  • Understanding self, in relation to the leadership role- resilience, mindfulness and emotional intelligence
  • Inter collegial/professional/cross boundary-sector working
  • Authentic and distributive leadership models and modes of practice
  • Coaching: principles and practice
  • Autocracy, authority, autonomy - Scope of practice
  • Political, regulatory and cultural enablers and barriers to successful change
  • Negotiation skills
  • Policies related to contemporary Health & Social care services
  • Economic structure of healthcare provision  and local and organisation finance models
  • Service improvement and enhancement
  • The capabilities, practices and norms that promote and contribute to the formation of and effective working relationships of teams

Learning and Teaching

Current approaches which comprise of:

Seminars, action learning sets, group work, problem solving exercises, critical review of research and policy, utilisation of prior knowledge, reflection and challenge from peers.

Study time

48 contact hours. These will take the form of group activities, case study, work-based learning or project supervision, workshops and online activities.

Contact hours may be in virtual form rather than face-to-face, through the use of email and Blackboard discussion groups, virtual learning environments (VLEs) and other technology-aided means. It can also take place in a work-based setting.

Assessment

Level 3

3000 word summative assignment aligned to the learning outcomes which asks the student to:

Critically analyse an area of your professional practice related to a service improvement or innovation using current approaches to leadership and change. Evaluate the potential impact of these approaches on successful implementation.

Masters level

3000 word thematic analysis

3000 word summative assignment aligned to the learning outcomes which asks you to:

Critically analyse a leadership challenge in the area of service improvement or clinical innovation of relevance in your organisation. Utilise relevant conceptual frameworks and theories to undertake the analysis, supported by practical examples from your own experience.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application.

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