Study the theory and practice of leadership and gain the skills to become a facilitator and motivator of change in your workplace.
Effective leadership is essential to providing high-quality care delivery. Staff morale and motivation, retention and recruitment, professional development, quality improvements, service efficiency and effectiveness all depend significantly on the style and quality of leadership.
On our short course, you'll be able to examine leadership concepts, models and theories in general terms and evaluate them with respect to their application in health care delivery. You'll also develop your ability to better assimilate the components of the NHS Plan under the umbrella of clinicall governance into your practice.
We expect students to undertake approximately 300 learning hours to complete this module, including tutorials, literature review, professional development, web-based activities using our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), and the development of your assignment.
If you require NHS contract funding for this course, please speak to your manager before applying.
Our course is open to practitioners in the field of health and social care with the necessary qualifications or experience.
Distance learning: Monday 30 January 2017
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
Additional study information
You'll produce an essay to support a claim for 30 credits, which will focus on organisational and leadership issues and an assessment of the effectiveness of leadership principles with recommendations for action to improve performance. You'll be entitled to a minimum of two hours' support for its development.
Short course continuing professional development (3 days)
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