Module title: Effective Leadership in Healthcare - Theory 6 Stem

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: NUR09120
Module leader: Fiona Bastow
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: Fiona Bastow
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Blended learning will include face to face sessions scheduled before placement to allow mobility during Nursing Practice 5.
Workshops will be face to face, relevant to the students’ field of practice. (LO 1-4). Group work will be online and field specific.
Keynote speaker input will engage students in real world quality improvement initiatives and enable them to develop, challenge and reflect on their ideas for their quality improvement proposal (LO2, 4, 5, 6). This will also support, understanding, discussion and critical thinking about leadership and change management approaches and challenges in relation to quality improvement initiatives (LO2, 3).

Formative Assessment:
In the workshops, peer and facilitator feedback on an action plan (or learning contract), for your Quality Improvement Proposal (week 23 ) (250 words).

In week 25 you will submit a justification of your quality improvement proposal to a peer and a random sample of 10% of submissions will be moderated by the teaching team and group feedback provided, (250 words maximum)

Summative Assessment:
Portfolio of evidence (equivalent to 7,000 words).
The portfolio of evidence will include:
• A proposal for a quality improvement in one area of practice.
• A critical analysis of the evidence to provide a rationale for this Quality Improvement proposal.
• A critical analysis of leadership and change management approaches applied to the quality improvement proposal. (E.g. healthcare policy / legislation).
• A reflective evaluation of your experience of developing the quality improvement proposal. .

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 9
Face To Face Supervised time in studio/workshop 9
Online Guided independent study 122
Independent Learning Guided independent study 260
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 35 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 7000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

On this module you will examine and evaluate underpinning principles relating to: Clinical Leadership; Quality Improvement and Change Management
You will examine and evaluate the essential communication skills which support effective partnership, and team-working linked to change management and leadership in relation to quality improvement initiatives.

Leadership theory, quality improvement theory and change management theory.
Theoretical aspects will be applied and evaluated in the context of your field of practice

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Examine the relationship between approaches to leadership and change management in health and social care.
LO2: Evaluate Quality Improvement initiatives within the context of health and social care.
LO3: Analyse effective communication approaches which support leadership, supervision and supporting others through change
LO4: Evaluate current evidence which informs policy and legislation within health and social care.
LO5: Examine and discuss the global, political and policy issues relating to health and social care.
LO6: Reflect on the impact of quality improvement on the delivery person-centred healthcare.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NUR09120 Effective Leadership in Healthcare