Module title: Leadership and Finance for Effective Service Delivery [Hong Kong]

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

Module code: NMS11619
Module leader: Mandy Gentleman
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Transforming Education and Practice


2019/0, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
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). 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:
The formative component: students are asked to submit an informative scientific abstract (500 words maximum) to Moodle workshop to enable the abstract to receive self/peer/tutor feedback using a structured feedback sheet (weeks 7-9). This formative component will feed-forward to help build and develop the final abstract and outline research proposal. The students will have an opportunity to update and publish their final abstract in the conference proceedings book in Moodle based on feedback in weeks 10-11. This process will enable students to interact with each other and will provide an overview of different research questions, approaches and fields of practice.

Summative Assessment:
The summative component: students will use feedback from tutors and peers to develop their final abstract (500 words) and outline research protocol (3500 words maximum) suitable for submission to a funding body committee. Students will also be assessed on the feedback they gave to peers in Moodle-workshop (3 hours allocated to peer review). The final assessment (4000 words) is to be submitted in week 14 (Summative Assessment, LOs 1-5). The total summative components are worth 100% of the overall mark.

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 40 1,2 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 60 2,3,4,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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: Prepare and understand basic financial accounting
LO4: Analyse and interpret accounting information from a management perspective
LO5: Evaluate financial techniques for short and long-term decision-making

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