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Leadership and Management: Principles and Practice

This module explores the context for leadership and management in contemporary health care. It introduces students to the theories and practice of leadership and considers the meaning and relevance of leadership and management in service settings today.

Students will share their understanding and experiences of the knowledge, skills and qualities needed by leaders in healthcare organisations and discuss some of the internal and external challenges confronting leadership in practice. The module aims to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to apply leadership and management theory and practice in a professional capacity. 

Entry Criteria

  • Effective registration with the NMC / HPC or other relevant professional body. ESSENTIAL
  • Undertaken successful level 4/5 academic study. ESSENTIAL
  • Currently be employed in practice and have the support of their manager in undertaking the module. ESSENTIAL
  • Have a named mentor in clinical practice throughout the duration of the module. ESSENTIAL

How to apply

Online Application Forms and Guidance Information

Key information

Module Category: NMAH
Module Code: 3344
Module Credits: 15
Module Level: 5

Module leader

Jane Parker
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Semester 1 2016

Module runs twice per academic year

  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 3 October
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 10 October
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 17 October
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 24 October
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 31 October
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 7 November
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 14 November
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 21 November
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 28 November
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 5 December

Semester 2 2017:

  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 30 January
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 6 February
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 13 February
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 22 February
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 27 February
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 6 March
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 13 March
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 20 March
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 27 March
  • 09.00 - 11.00 Monday 3 April

Return to study

This is a degree-level module in which you will be expected to produce assessed work at degree-level standard.

If it is sometime since you undertook other kinds of academically assessed work, you will be well advised to consider undertaking some self-directed academic updating around returning to study.

More information can be found here


Assessment of learning in practice is through the completion of a Module Practice Assessment Portfolio (PAMP). Each of the module outcomes requires you to submit evidence of achievement. You need to identify a registered mentor to support you to achieve this. You are advised to identify your mentor before the start of the module . This will ensure you are ready to start working on your practice outcomes as soon as possible.

The PAMP is an essential component with a pass/fail award.

Assessment of academic learning is through a marked, report style, written assignment of 2,000 words. The focus of the report is a critical account of a change you wish to introduce, or have introduced within your clinical area. You are strongly advised to identify your change project before you commence the module. This will enable you to apply the session content to your project and will help focus your thinking throughout.


The module blackboard shell will be accessible at least 2 weeks before the start of the module. Please check blackboard regularly for this to find further information including the module guide and background reading.


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