This module explores leadership specifically in relation to health and social care.
The overall aim of this module is to introduce students to the concept of leadership, leadership theories and styles and to enable the student practitioner to lead change and instigate team building.
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Critically discuss theories, styles, principles and processes of leadership.
2. Critically discuss processes of managing change, planned change theories and change strategies within ethical and legal boundaries whilst managing self, people and resources.
3. Critically explore the concepts of teamwork and teambuilding strategies for interprofessional practices.
4. Critically discuss and differentiate between leadership, management of change, mentorship, reflection, supervision and leadership in terms of stages of impact in managing change
5. Critically discuss and reflect upon the key components of observed leadership and self as leader
1 Principles and processes of leadership
Professional practice/ professionalism, including accountability and delegation. Risk Assessment and management, policy and leadership. Values and leadership
2 Management of Change
Leadership and managing change theories. Practice- development and its role in leadership. Key issues affecting health and social care. The evidence base for change. Service user involvement. Person-Centred Care
3 Team building
Team functioning, Team working, Interprofessional working. Role of clinical supervision and governance
4 Leadership and the practice concept
Leading outside of sphere of influence/inter professional inter sector working. Communicating judgements and decisions. Ethical and legal issues within leadership
Self awareness, Personality assessment, Emotional Intelligence. Observing leadership, Critical analysis, making judgements and decisions.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
For session 2020/21 the expectation is that the teaching and learning hours stated in this descriptor will form a mix of synchronous and asynchronous student/staff activity, with the majority of this being online. The exact pattern of this activity is likely to vary from the standard face-to-face hours listed below but the overall student effort remains the same. Up-to-date information on the delivery of the module can be found on the relevant module MLS site and on your student timetable.
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SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.
Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.
We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2020/21 , and may be subject to change for future years.