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Managing People: Organisational Approaches

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This module critically explores the relationship between leadership, formalised approaches to managing people and the organisation; it develops a theoretical and applied understanding of the human and interpersonal dimensions of leadership and management within complex, changing, health and social care organisations and environments.

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

Undertaking this module will help you understand and explore contemporary approaches towards organisational staff leadership and management. This will help you develop reasoning and understanding of the key HR and OD agendas relevant to your role as a manager or team member within complex and challenging health and social care environments.

What you learn

This module will explore concepts related to performance management, appraisals and reward systems. You will be able to appreciate the interplay between the role of organisational design, structure, organisational culture, and climate and value systems. Resilience and the role of the manager, personal development and current appraisal systems used within organisations will also be touched upon, with an acknowledgement of how this inform organisational governance and structure.

General areas covered

  • Performance management, appraisals and reward systems.
  • Inculcating creativity, entrepreneurialism and innovation.
  • Organisational design and structure.
  • Organisational culture, climate and values systems. 
  • Resilience and the role of the manager.
  • Personal development and appraisal systems.
  • Diagnostics of personal leadership and management styles.

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills

Reflective, presentation / creativity and critical thinking

Fees and Funding for 2019/20

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home / EU student: £670

International students: £1,125 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.


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:

    Blended Learning this module will involve a limited number of face-to-face study days supported by online distance learning activities

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    This module is planned to begin delivery in May 2020.  There are 3 mandatory taught days on 13th May, 3rd June and 17th June 2020 supported by online distance learning.  The module is delivered over a 12 week period with assessment taking place at the University during w/c 9th July 2020.

    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 Mark Gallagher-Read - or contact the student experience team:

0114 225 2372

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