Core Module Information
Module title: Leadership and Finance for Effective Service Delivery

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

Module code: NMS11189
Module leader: Mandy Gentleman
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

The module introduces you to concepts of financial accounting and tools to analyses the health of a company. It also leads you through theories and practices of leadership and then merges the two to look at the ways in which leaders work with financial information dependent upon their styles of leadership. The module looks at budgeting within both a profit making environment and in a not for profit context.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically reflect on the key theories of leadership in the context of effective delivery of a service
LO2: Appraise personal leadership style and its impact within the work environment
LO3: Interpret financial accounts
LO4: Prepare internal accounting information and use it in management decision-making
LO5: Evaluate financial techniques for short and long-term decision-making

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mandy Gentleman
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will use a learner-centred, blended approach, to learning, teaching and assessment. The LTA approach uses a variety of methods: Powerpoint presentations, case studies to explore leadership theories in contextualised scenarios, mini case study activities and exercises in preparing financial information, group discussion to foster engagement and understanding and to promote further analysis and independent investigation into the topics covered. Support materials and on-line support will be provided through Moodle. Tutorials will be provided in a variety of ways such as part of the initial workshop and through on-line discussion facilitated through Moodle (LO 1-5). The teaching and learning activities are designed to support and equip you to understand the theories of leadership as they are applied in different contexts and to explore the effectiveness of specific models in the context of the public sector (LO 1, 2 & 4). Additionally, case studies and exemplars will be used to help you to be able to analyse and produce a financial report/proposal, for your organisation, which draws on a number of financial and management accounting tools, techniques and reports (LO 3, 4 & 5).

Formative Assessment:
An important element of the module is for you to reflect on your learning and relate it to prior or current work experience. You are encouraged to identify key skills and knowledge gained and to relate these to your personal and professional development throughout the module and in week 7 you will have the opportunity to submit a 500 word draft essay which considers the theories of leadership and how these apply these to you and your organisation. Feedback will be provided on your draft and this work will contribute your summative critical reflective essay to be submitted in week 14. You will also prepare basic financial accounting statements and interpret these in the initial workshop and will be given feedback on these to inform your summative assessment which will be submitted in week 14.

Summative Assessment:
Assignment 1 (50%): 2000 word reflective essay that identifies your current leadership qualities, articulates areas for development of leadership skills and presents arguments about the impact of your leadership on your service. The reflective account require to be presented in a way that identifies reflections of personal leadership with critical analysis of leadership theories.

Assignment 2 (50%): Financial report which details the integration of knowledge gained throughout the module and will require you to compute and interpret financial data and present your analysis in the form of a structured business report or proposal. Whilst essentially based on the topic of investment appraisal you will be expected to comment also on the effect of styles of leadership as influences on the final choice.

P1 needs to be achieved in both components of the assessment to achieve an overall pass for the module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 15
Online Guided independent study 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 145
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2 & 4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 50 3, 4 & 5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS11189 Leadership & Finance