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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: NUR2051 Module Title: FIRST LINE MANAGEMENT
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: NUR2051
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: JUNIPER JR Ms (HSC)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability

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Assessment Pattern
Students will be assessed using the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) / Leadership and Quality Framework (LQF). This approach will support the examiners in recommending the student to enter the gateway to the Leadership programme.
There are three parts to the assessment. All parts are compulsory elements and must be passed

Part 30% of total mark
Part A.
The Student will produce a written reflection of their learning from the Trust on line supervision programme. The word limit is 1000 words at level 2
The pass mark is 40%

Part B,
The students will attend an OSME (Objective Structured Management Examination) assessment centre.
The assessment process will include:

• A case study analysis
• A short focused interview

Part C.70% of total mark

The submission of a 1000 word Level 2 project report.
(This may be a joint project report to encourage partnership working).
Students will be required to formulate a project report should be based on an area of service that requires development. To enable this to be developed, a task should be identified within the workplace, in discussion with the coach/ tutor / programme leader who will support the student in developing an outline proposal and project plan.
Both parts of the assessment will be marked against the following KSF / LQF / NOS outcomes and development steps:

• Setting direction
• Personal qualities
• Delivering the service
The pass mark is 40%

Part C.
The successful completion of a practice development portfolio underpinned by the KSF / LQF/ NOS and Skills for Health competences. The student will have the opportunity to undertake visits and will be formatively and summatively assessed by their mentor and specialist tutor.
This will be marked as a Pass / Fail
Module Overview
Module Aims
The aims of the modules are to provide innovative learning opportunities for first line managers to explore and develop their management skills within the complexities of modern health and social care policy and provision.

The specific aim of this module is to enable students to effectively develop their first line management skills in preparation for entry through the gateway to the Leadership programme.
Learning Outcomes
On completing this programme, the practitioner should be able to:

Subject Knowledge and Understanding

1. Identify learning needs and formulate an individualised, self-directed program of learning through the use of learning agreements and a personal development plan
2. Understand the principles of the Trust’s vision and values
3. Understand the principles of management and how they can help the individual to work more effectively.

Cognitive/intellectual skills

4. Evaluate and develop their professional knowledge through ongoing reflection in and on practice.
5. Discuss the validity of management theories that impact on own and relevant others management capability.

Practical Skills

6. Demonstrate the ability to link theory to practice in managing service delivery.
7. De able to propose and defend solutions to problems in the workplace
8. Demonstrate the ability to undertake a service development project.

Key transferable skills

9. Analyse the soci-political climate impacting on the Service User’s journey


• Discuss the requirements for partnership working.
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of own management capabilities.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of policy drivers
• Utilise current evidence based knowledge to unpack differences between leadership and management
• Analyse own effectiveness in people management
• Discuss the attributes of a good manager
• Demonstrate an understanding of government and Trust policies that influence the provision of services.
Module Content
The content of the module concentrates on integrating theoretical and practical knowledge in order to enable the practitioner to develop their management skills to a higher level that is relevant to their professional role. A learning agreement will be negotiated between the student and their mentor / coach.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals
This reading list will enhance understanding of concepts/issues in the field of management and leadership.

Key Texts

Clarke A, Dooher J, Fowler J (eds) 2001 Case Studies on Practice Development, Quay Books, London

Crookes P, Davies S, (eds) 2004 Research into Practice, 2nd Edition, Baillière Tindall, Edinburgh

Davies C, Finlay L, Bullman A 2000 Changing Practice in Health and Social Care, Sage, London

Garbett R, Manley K, McCormack B 2004 Practice Development in Nursing, Blackwell Science, London

Manley K, Hardy S, Titchen A, Garbett R, McCormack B 2005 Changing Patients’ Worlds through Nursing Practice Expertise, RCN, London
Available at: last accessed 22 January 2007

Moullin M 2002 Delivering Excellence in Health and Social Care: Quality, Excellence and Performance Measurement, Open University Press, Milton Keynes

Mullins L J 2005 Management and Organisational Behaviour, Prentice Hall Pearson Education

Richardson B, Dahlgren MA, Higgs J 2004 Developing Practice Knowledge for Health Professionals, Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford

Rolfe G 1998 Expanding Nursing Knowledge: Understanding and Researching Your Own Practice, Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford

Tomey A M 2000 Guide to Nursing Management and Leadership Mosby London

Young T 2003 The Handbook of Project Management: A Practical Guide to Effective Policies and Procedures, Sage London and Sterling

Books and Publications

Eraut, M (1994) Professional Knowledge and Competence. Basingstoke.

Hendrick. J (2001) Law and Ethics in Nursing and Health Care Nelson Thornes

Johns, C. 2000) Becoming a Reflective Practitioner Blackwell Science Ltd. Oxford


Nurse Researcher - RCN Publishing Company
Research in Nursing and Health – Wiley Publishing Company
British Journal of Clinical Governance
British Journal of Nursing Clinical Risk
Evidence Based Nursing
Health Service Journal

Last Updated
28TH JULY 2010