Module title: Effective Leadership in Healthcare {Masters} (Theory 6 Stem) Dissertation

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: NUR11118
Module leader: Fiona Bastow
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Innovations in Health & Social Care 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

Summative Assessment:
Project: LO 1-6
This portfolio will be 7,000 words and will include:
• An original and creative proposal for a quality improvement in one area of practice.
• A critical analysis and synthesis of the evidence to provide a rationale for this Quality Improvement proposa, demonstrating a critical awareness of current issues in health and social care related to your proposal
• A critical analysis of leadership and change management approaches applied to the quality improvement proposal. (E.g. healthcare policy / legislation).
• A critically reflective account 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
Portfolio 100 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 14/15 , WORDS= 7000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

On this module you will critically analyse and critically evaluate underpinning principles relating to: clinical leadership; quality improvement and change management theory. Theoretical aspects will be applied and evaluated in the context of your field of practice and global, national and local policy. You will examine and critically evaluate the essential communication skills which support effective partnership, and team-working linked to change management and leadership in relation to quality improvement initiatives.
In this stem module you will learn in partnership with BN students from your field of nursing to enable you to apply the generic knowledge, and understanding to your field of practice. Field specific staff will support you to better contextualise and locate how your quality improvement proposal can be developed and applied to achieve a successful outcome. You will be provided with MN specific tutorial time and academic skills that will support the achievement of level 11 learning outcomes.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically evaluate the relationship between approaches to leadership and change management in health and social care
LO2: Develop an original and creative quality improvement proposal to address a problem or issue, or improve care, within the context of your health and social care placement.
LO3: Critically analyse effective communication approaches which support leadership, supervision and supporting others through change
LO4: Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to current evidence which informs policy and legislation within health and social care, demonstrating a critical awareness of current issues in health and social care related to your proposal.
LO5: Critically review and discuss the global, political and policy issues relating to health and social care.
LO6: Critically reflect on the impact of quality improvement on the delivery of person-centred healthcare.

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