Module code: NUR3186

Module Overview

This module is designed to enable students to reflect upon their own leadership and management skills, considering opportunities for development. They will be able to appreciate how theories of leadership and management can underpin the process of leading and managing in healthcare organisations.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

HUGHES KD Mrs (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: B700

Module cap (Maximum number of students): 130

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:

Tools for self analysis
Introduction to leadership and management theories
Negotiation and influencing skills
Emotional intelligence
Team working
Reflective thinking
Exploration of current healthcare policy

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 100

Alternative Assessment

Not required.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

A reflective journal of development, and an applied critical evaluation of the elective experience. 
2,500 words

Formative assessment

Assignment template discussed at an assignment clinic


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

Verbal – during seminar sessions, or tutorials
Written – formative feedback on chart
Email – where requested by student

E discussion forum’s via Surreylearn

Module aims

  • This module will prepare the practitioner to apply effective leadership to innovative service delivery.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Self-evaluate, reflect and apply effective leadership qualities to service delivery within a specific area of practice PT
002 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to lead and motivate a team to achieve a responsive and strategic service. KC
003 Demonstrate understanding of the contexts and challenges of the political environment within a specific area of practice CP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 114

Lecture Hours: 36

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Support students reflection on their own areas for development within the field of leadership and management

The learning and teaching methods include:

seminars involving invited experts,
an alternative visit,

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


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Primary and Community Care (Community Childrens Nursing) (SPQ) BSc (Hons) 2 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Public Health Practice BSc (Hons) 2 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Delivering Quality Healthcare BSc (Hons) 2 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module

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.