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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: NUR2067
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: ASHTON J Mrs (HSC)
Number of credits: 40 Number of ECTS credits: 20
Module Availability
Throughout the year
Assessment Pattern
The module will have a written assessment. This will take the form of a reflective learning log which will demonstrate the process and outcome of the student enquiry. It will also demonstrate application to practice of key concepts and theories of management and leadership.

Students will prepare two pieces of work:

The Elective Enquiry log,1,500 words

This should include:

Notification of elective placement sheet signed by the key external project contact and the module tutor

An introduction to the written work outlining the students motivation for choosing the experience and how and why it took place.

A diary of events the student has recorded through the duration of the experience. This should include a time line to demonstrate how the experience was organised.

In addition

Present an A3 poster. 1,500 words.
Module Overview
Module Aims
The module will enable students to explore the issues relating to leadership and management of change in any adult care setting. There will be a four week period for students to undertake their own Elective Enquiry of an aspect of Adult Nursing or related practice. The student will explore skills and strategies required to function as a newly qualified staff nurse operating effectively within a multi disciplinary team. They will continue to develop the knowledge linked to the essential skills required for entry to the Adult register.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module the student should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
1. apply evidence, policies and theories related to leadership and management to personal practice.
2. use clinical guidelines for best practice in the delivery of care provision.
3. analyse the fundamental principles of leadership, teamwork and management of change, delegation, negotiation and be able to apply these successfully in practice.
4. evaluate the impact of new and emerging health and social care initiatives on service delivery across a range of disciplines.
5. discuss how quality assurance and risk management are used in the promotion of a safe environment for care.
6. Consider and apply ethical principles to practice, and reflect

Cognitive skills
1. evaluate the evidence base for care using different sources of knowledge including the user’s voice
2. Recognise the importance of Quality Assurance mechanisms including quality guidelines and audit in the delivery of cost effective care.

Values and attitudes
1. debate clinical decisions drawing upon an understanding of relevant ethical perspectives
2. Reflect on personal attitudes and responses to managing individuals and teams as either colleagues or service users.

Key skills
1. take responsibility for own learning and begin to develop skills to enhance the learning of others
2. use the full range of sources of information in identifying evidence for best practice
3. demonstrate skill and sensitivity to the challenges associated with collaborative working

Module Content
Leadership and political awareness
Risk management
Management of change
Evidence based practice
Decision making, delegation and communication.
Strategic management and planning
Supporting own and others learning
The role and function of the regulatory and professional bodies
Audit and quality assurance.
Inter agency and interdisciplinary working
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals
Recommended reading:

Martin,V , Henderson,E (Eds) 2001 Managing in Health and Social Care Routledge,London
Marquis B and Huston C 2006 Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing 5th Ed Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins,Philadelphia
Moulin,M 2002 Delivering excellence in health and social care Open University Press
Savage J 1995 Intimacy in Nursing Scutari, London
Sullivan E ,Decker P 2005 Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing 6th Ed Pearson New Jersey


Cole,GA 2004 Management: theory and practice 6th Edition Thomson
McNichol E ,Hamer S 2007 Leadership and Management :A 3-dimensional approach Nelson Thornes Cheltenham
Senior B 2002 Organisational Change 2nd edition FT Prentice Hall
Hornby,S and Atkins,J (Eds) 2000 Collaborative Care Blackwell Science Oxford 

Journal titles:
British Journal of Clinical Governance
British Journal of Healthcare Management
Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing
Harvard Business Review
Health Service Journal
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Journal of Nursing Management
Nursing Management
Last Updated
28TH JULY 2010