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The 'Me' in Leadership for Health Care Practice - Single module

Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Nursing

Start Date(s): February


One semester, intake September and February

Fees 2018-19:

2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.

Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • Understand yourself as a leader and improve your personal leadership knowledge, skills and qualities
  • Recognise the importance of the complex relationship between yourself as an individual, your team and your health care organisation
  • Delivered by staff who are subject experts in their field
  • A part-time only course

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of the MSc Leadership and Management for Health Care Practice.

This module will explore:

  • Leadership and management approaches and styles
  • Symbolic interactionism
  • Narrative analysis
  • The looking glass self: transference and counter transference
  • Projective identification and containment
  • Discovery: sub personalities
  • Emotional intelligence and effective leadership
  • Comparison and exploration of the students perspectives of themselves as a leader through discussion and reflective groups (comparison UK and international student perspectives)
  • Skills to identify evidence-based practice and associated critical appraisal of UK and international literature
  • Working with conflict: the anti-group
  • Mentoring/coaching relationships

At the beginning of this module I was unsure what to expect from the 'Me' in Leadership. I was very sceptical with regards to what I would learn as I have previously attended leadership training within my trust. What I did not expect was how much I would learn about myself and the interaction I have with others. The theories and tools that you learn on this module are fantastic, the ability and time to self reflect is priceless. I have learnt skills that I will never forget and would definitely recommend this module to all my colleagues.

Lisa Brown, Assistant Directorate Manager, University Dental Hospital of Manchester

Entry Requirements

Registered professional working in health care and a graduate or graduate equivalent.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

If English is your second language, you will need to provide evidence of proficiency - IELTS 7.0 band score or above is proof of this.

Suitable For

Health care professionals who want to develop their leadership or management role.

Fees 2019-20

Fees for entry in 2019 will be displayed shortly.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,260 per 30 credit module

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University, please complete the appropriate application form and send to the University.


The module is delivered using blended learning.


Patchwork Test Assessment: 5,000 words.


Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. You will be able to apply what you have learnt to the workplace and personally and professionally develop as a leader.

Links with Industry

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.

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