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

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

2019/0, Trimester 2, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Wendy McInally
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, ). 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,).

Formative Assessment:
The student will participate in an online discussion to provide peer review and feedback on the quality of a piece of literature related to a chosen topic area. This will be submitted in week 6.

Summative Assessment:
Project: LO 1-4
This literature review will be 7,000 words and will be submitted in week 14.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Tutorial 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 14/15 , WORDS= 7000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

On this module you will carry out a review of the literature in a systematic way exploring the research in one of the following topic areas in the context of your field of nursing: the Clinical Leadership; Clinical Governance; Patient Safety, Change Management and Risk Management. In the process you will develop strategy for conducting an effective literature review and will report findings in the context of future professional practice, identifying gaps in the literature that may inform future research, policy, practice or education.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically appraise the quality of the research evidence that underpins key policies in relation to your topic area.
LO2: Critically evaluate the impact of nursing policy creation and implementation.
LO3: Synthesise findings and propose areas for future research

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