Core Module Information
Module title: Leadership and Collaborative Working in Public Health MPH Global Online

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HSC11168
Module leader: Mary Abboah-Offei
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

This module aims to enhance student knowledge and understanding in relation to the theories and models of leadership and management relevant to public health. Students will explore theories of leadership, collaboration and partnership and their implications for health improvement in public health settings. Different public health contexts including community development, health promoting projects, health services and emergency planning will be explored. Students will reflect on their learning needs in relation to skills for collaborative leadership for service improvement. Students will also critically consider other models for planning, implementing, leading and evaluating public health projects in a range of contexts.
The module will include the following content:
• Theories and models of leadership, management, and collaborative working
• Differing contexts within public health leadership such as community development, health promotion projects, working with health services and other agencies and emergency planning
• The challenges and benefits of working with stakeholders such as service users, community groups and policy makers when leading public health initiatives
• Models and frameworks for public health implementation
• Negotiation and influencing skills
• Professional boundaries and identities and implications for inter-professional and inter agency working in public health.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
LO1: Critically analyse and evaluate leadership and management theories which work to improve health
LO2: Demonstrate critical understanding of public health leadership and collaborative working in different contexts i.e. community development, health promotion projects, health services and emergency planning
LO3: Distinguish and explore between different models for planning, implementing, leading and evaluating public health projects and justify their application to public health practice at the individual and population level
LO4:Evaluate strategies that enhance critical skills in facilitating, negotiating and influencing public health approaches and the contribution made by a range of disciplines and professionals to the development and provision of public health services for health improvement.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Janette Pow
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Tutorial 10
Online Seminar 10
Online Guided independent study 170
Online Practical classes and workshops 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Poster 50 1-4 12 HOURS= 05.00, WORDS= 1000
Essay 50 1-4 12 HOURS= 05.00, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HSC 11168 Leadership and Collaborative Working in Public Health for MPH