Module title: Effective Leadership in Healthcare

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

Module code: NUR09124
Module leader: Sandra Sharp
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Transforming Education and Practice

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 2, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sandra Sharp
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The LTA teaching strategy for this module will be fully online learning to accommodate student mobility. Students will work in on-line tutorial groups within their field of practice engaging in on-line lectures, tutorials and related activities.
The online tutorials and online activities will focus on management and leadership theory and styles in contemporary healthcare practice (LO 1, 3). There will be scenario work within the online activities and online tutorial teaching to provide a platform to explore how nurses work in partnership to promote safety and well-being and to evaluate the effectiveness of leadership styles (LO 2, 4, 5). The role of nurses in responding to adverse incidents in practice will be examined and discussed utilising key health care enquiries and reports over current years as well as making use of students practice experience (LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Formative Assessment:
The student will participate in an online discussion to provide peer review and feedback on an aspect of the student’s project planning submitted in week 12.

Summative Assessment:
This project and action plan will be 7,000 words (equivalent) and will be submitted in week 28.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 100
Independent Learning Guided independent study 260
Online Lecture 10
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 30
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 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 7000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

On this module you will explore the principles of the following topic areas that will be discussed in the context of your field of nursing: Clinical Leadership; Clinical Governance; Patient Safety, Change Management and Risk Management. You will also explore partnership and team working and the associated essential communications skills that support effective partnerships. Opportunities to consider the role of the nurse in relation to teaching & learning, inter-professional education, clinical support & supervision will be explored. Management style and leadership qualities that are effective in health and social care settings will be discussed and theoretical aspects applied and explored 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 leadership and management styles in healthcare.
LO2: Evaluate patient safety initiatives within the context of health and social care agenda.
LO3: Demonstrate an understanding of behaviours and roles associated with effective communication styles to support compassionate partnership working.
LO4: Evaluate current evidence which informs policy and legislation within healthcare.
LO5: Determine global, political and policy issues relating to health and well-being.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NUR09124 Effective Leadership in Healthcare