Professional course Leadership and Innovation

Entry year
2021/22
Course code
UZTSVU203
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus
Glenside

20 credit level 3 and Masters level module

Page last updated 12 October 2020

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

The Level 3 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The Masters level module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

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

This assessment supports the ethos of the module which is encouraging the development of leadership skills and implementing change to improve practice. Presenting a poster and adapting to questioning is reflective of current practice and how to 'sell' a change idea. 

  • An evidence-based poster relating to a change proposal for service improvement that will include rationale and drivers; evidence base; change management approach using a change model of choice, inclusive of the anticipated leadership approach.  
  • Supported by a 5-minute presentation in which to demonstrate leadership and influencing ability. 
  • Accompanied by 10 minutes of critical questioning to ascertain wide reading and knowledge of leadership models and approaches and change management theory.

Level M

This assessment supports the ethos of the module which is encouraging the development of leadership skills and implementing change to improve practice. Presenting a poster and adapting to questioning is reflective of current practice and how to 'sell' a change idea. 

  • An evidence-based poster relating to a change proposal for service improvement that will include rationale and drivers; evidence base; change management approach using a change model of choice, inclusive of the anticipated leadership approach and critical debate. 
  • Supported by a 5-minute presentation in which to demonstrate leadership and influencing ability. 
  • Accompanied by 10 minutes of critical questioning to ascertain wide reading and knowledge of leadership models and approaches in relation to change management theory.

Features

Study facilities

You'll have access to a range of on-campus and online facilities to support your learning, including the University Library which is open 24 hours a day.

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

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

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How to apply

How to apply

You are required to 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.

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