Module code: NUR3353

Module Overview

This module encourages learners to reflect on their own practice and development to consider leadership theories and literature in response to a changing healthcare landscape. To cultivate healthcare leaders who possess a comprehensive critical understanding of ethical leadership, using advanced cognitive and practical skills to promote equitable practice, demonstrating the ability to create positive learning cultures within interdisciplinary teams, fostering a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in healthcare settings.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

LANE Heather (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

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

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 102

Lecture Hours: 40

Tutorial Hours: 1

Guided Learning: 3

Captured Content: 4

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Module content includes:

Tools for self-assessment to support development of leadership skills

Leadership and management theories and principles

Change management 


Motivational team management

Effective team working

Understanding organisational and learning culture and its impact on service delivery 

Application of leadership practices to different situations 

Impact of leadership on healthcare policy

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Presentation 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the student's in-depth knowledge and skills required to reflect on their own practice and development alongside their application and acquisition of theoretical frameworks and analytical understanding of ethical leadership essential to become an effective ambassador and role model able to promote holistic equitable healthcare practice to all.

Summative assessment:

A 15 minute recorded presentation of a reflection of an area for personal development in relation to leadership in your practice area. This should analyse and illustrate your depth of knowledge, skills and insight of the attributes required for effective leadership, both now and in your future practice.

In line with Professional and Regulatory body, Codes of Practice/Standards of Proficiency, if there is evidence of unsafe practice or any breach of confidentiality, the assessment will not meet the criteria to achieve a pass.

Formative assessment: Action Learning group reflecting on the student¿s self-assessments of leadership skills to enable the formulation of a leadership development plan.

Feedback:  Continuous feedback from lecturers within module Peer feedback within module (action learning group)  Online feedback  Tutorials

Module aims

  • Facilitate you to reflect on your current knowledge, skills, and attitudes to leadership and management, exploring current theory.
  • Contemplate your role in leading practice for the future.
  • Identify and appraise current leadership styles, utilising theoretical concepts and research within the political agenda of wider health and social care context of partnership working.
  • Analyse your current leadership style and identify areas of development within your practice, whilst critically evaluating leadership approaches to influence policy, service design and delivery.
  • This module is designed to empower students to reflect on their current leadership style, develop leadership skills further and critically evaluate leadership approaches.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate an understanding of stigma and bias to show how proactive measures can be used to resolve inequalities and educate others to promote equity in healthcare. KPT
002 Analyse and evaluate principles of courage, transparency and the professional duty of candour, acting autonomously to address poor practice and ensure ethical leadership in unpredictable and complex contexts. KPT
003 Reflect on their own personal values and beliefs and apply relevant principles and theoretical frameworks to demonstrate how this may impact on their behaviour and practice in healthcare settings. KCPT
004 Investigate and analyse opportunities, risks and demands, within healthcare that enable them to maintain their own mental and physical wellbeing and set an example for others, applying an in-depth understanding of their professional standards. KCPT
005 Identify and apply leadership principles and theories to their practice to demonstrate how they will be effective ambassadors, role models and positive influences with a commitment to human rights, equity, diversity and inclusion to improve health outcomes for their communities. KPT
006 Analyse and evaluate theoretical concepts including compassionate leadership when managing teams to support a culture of learning and cohesion across interprofessional and interagency teams. KCT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: To explore the complexities of healthcare leadership in a changing practice landscape in a variety of situations.  For the student to gain a deeper insight and understanding of their own leadership practice and reflect on this to continually develop. To equip students to lead within their own area of practice.

The learning and teaching methods include:  Lectures  Tutorial Guided online learning activities  Independent study  Role play scenarios to support the development of leadership skills that can be transferred into practice

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

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Other information

The School of Health Sciences is committed to developing graduates with strengths in Employability, Digital Capabilities, Global and Cultural Capabilities, Sustainability and Resourcefulness and Resilience. This module is designed to allow students to develop knowledge, skills, and capabilities in the following areas: Employability: Students are healthcare professionals and will be developing skills and knowledge that can be applied to their role and will enhance their future employability. Global and cultural capabilities: Module content incorporates perspectives and practices from a range of cultures; through conversations around culture, faith and religion, students are encouraged to diversify their knowledge and reflect on different experiences. This will support the development of cultural competence to support the diverse range of communities engaging with services. Students will reflect on cultural practices and the impact of judgments in relation to advancing practice in long term conditions. Resourcefulness and Resilience: Students are guided to develop the ability to reflect, evaluate, adapt, and respond flexibly to lead and manage healthcare teams. This pillar is fundamental to the development of effective and safe health professionals. Action learning groups will be used to enable students to reflect in a group environment supporting them to formulate a development plan to respond effectively to situations within their professional field. Digital Capabilities: Students will develop their digital capabilities by the production of a digital presentation which will develop a good understanding of key technologies and digital tools which can be used in the context of their professional role.

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 2025/6 academic year.