Module code: NAS2003

Module Overview

This module is designed to enable students to explore their own personal qualities in relation to the team working and leadership skills necessary for the delivery of high quality, innovative practice. Students will reflect on opportunities for personal development. They will have the opportunity to work in small teams to develop an innovation for improving the quality of care in an area of practice.  They will be able to appreciate and experience how theories of team working and leadership underpin the process of innovation in healthcare delivery, in line with the current healthcare agenda.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

MCBRIDE JA Mrs (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: N290

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Module content

Reflection on own leadership and team working skills and knowledge
Effective team working
Leadership theories
Concepts of quality in healthcare
The role of technology and innovation in improving the quality and outcomes of care.
Effective use of resources
Principles of change and risk management
Principles of health and safety

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Critical examination and reflection 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and skills of the range of leadership and team working theories underpinning the delivery of health care with application to their role.


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


A critical examination and reflection on the student’s experience of working in a team to develop an innovation for practice.


Students should explore the relevance of the current healthcare agenda to their innovation. Through reflection, students should demonstrate insight into their strengths and areas for development, relative to effective leadership and team working, exploring how this might impact the way they practice in the future.


Formative assessment


Formative feedback will be given throughout the module, in addition:


A team presentation of an innovation, demonstrating:

Effective leadership and team working
Presentation skills,
Researching skills, innovation and creativity
An understanding of the importance of service improvement
An understanding of the demands of managing change and risk



Students will receive feedback through a variety of methods, these include:

Verbal – during seminar sessions, or tutorials
Written – formative feedback from team presentation
Email – where requested by student
E discussion forums via Surreylearn

Module aims

  • This module aims to: examine the a range of leadership and team working theories underpinning the delivery of health care. The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the skills and styles necessary for effective team working and leadership, within the current healthcare agenda. This module will enable the student to demonstrate an understanding their personal role in the development of innovative care delivery.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 On successful completion of this module, students will be able to: Explain and apply the principles underpinning leadership frameworks and associated team-working theory and competencies, offering insight into their areas for development KC
002 Explore the role of the nursing associate in effective team working to deliver high quality, innovative care PT
003 Demonstrate an understanding of relevant theory underpinning effective leadership and team working KCP
004 Champion the use of new ways of working to improve health outcomes for individuals PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Support students development within the field of team working, leadership and innovation


The learning and teaching methods include:

Experiential learning

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list


Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.