Single Module Level 7

Leading and Managing in Health Care Organisations (Level 7, 30 credits)

School of Health and Society




One semester

Next enrolment

September 2020


In a nutshell

This module will contribute towards your continuing professional development portfolio, allowing you to explore your leadership style, your organisation and the context in which you work. 



You will:
  • explore inter-professional education and learning in a practice setting
  • understand the need for the leader to work innovatively
  • enhance your career development
Course details

All about the course

This module will explore:

  • Theories of leadership and management
  • Inter-professional education and learning in a practice context
  • Historical, political and social factors affecting health care organisations
  • Role and expectations of leader in contemporary health care
  • Leadership in relation to improved patient and service outcomes
  • Current health care policy
  • Organisation structure, culture and strategic direction
  • Organisations governance strategy and quality initiatives
  • Strategic management concepts and tools

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

This module is delivered using blended learning and assessment is via written assignment (5,000 words). 

School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. On completion of this module you will be able to apply what you have learnt, and reflect upon your own leadership style in order to deliver measurable health improvements in complex and changing health and social care environments.

Career Links

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.


What you need to know

This module starts in September or January and lasts for one semester. 

It is suitable for health care professionals who want to develop their leadership or management role.



    Standard entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    You should be: 

    • A registered nurse.
    • A graduate or graduate equivalent.
    Alternative entry requirements

    Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

    We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

    The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

    Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2020/21 £1,320 per 30 credit module
    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    September 2020

    January 2021

    September 2021