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Leadership in Practice (Distance Learning)

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Introduction

In the continually changing health and social care environment it is imperative that individuals are able to adapt and review how they understand and undertake leadership and management within their roles.  Yet it can be difficult to make sense of the growing evidence base, theories and approaches to effective leadership and management. 

This module is ideal for both aspiring and experienced leaders and managers who want to develop an applied understanding of leadership and management in contemporary health and social care.

Who the module is aimed at

All health and social care professionals, including third sector or private organisations.

Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient

You will be supported to develop:

  • a critical understanding of the overarching concepts of leadership and management 
  • determine how this relates to your work and role within your organisation
  • a clear plan of your on-going leadership development moving forward 

What you learn

We aim to support you to develop an in-depth understanding of the fields of management and leadership in the contemporary health and social care context, whilst considering your role and future development. 

General areas covered

  • Overarching concepts of leadership and management
  • Leadership overview
  • Mapping the field of leadership
  • Leadership and learning diagnostic tools
  • Leadership learning and development

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills

  • Reflective and critical thinking
  • Academic writing

To study this distance learning module you will require access to a planning suite and a computer with:

  • a reliable internet connection
  • Microsoft Windows XP or newer (PCs) / OSX 10.6 or newer (Mac)
  • Internet Explorer version 8 or newer (PC), Safari 4.0 or newer (Mac) or the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 or newer

Fees and Funding for 2019/20

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: £670

International students: £670 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.

Funding

This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:


To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • You must have experience of studying and writing at level 6.
    • You must have access to a reliable internet connection
    • Where English is not your first language you must be able to supply IELTS scores.

    The above must be evidenced in your application form.

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered via distance learning

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    This module has two planned intakes as follows:

    • May 2019 - teaching commences on 15th May 2019.
    • May 2020 - teaching commences on 20th May 2020.

    The module is delivered over a 10 week period.

    For distance learning modules/courses attendance at the University is not required but engagement with online activity is expected. 

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • Written Assignment

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Dr Manya Merodoulaki - m.merodoulaki@shu.ac.uk or contact the student experience team:

0114 225 2372
nursingandmidwifery@shu.ac.uk

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