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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: NUR3048
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: ASHTON J Mrs (HSC)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Semester 2
Assessment Pattern
Project 2000 words

Practitioners undertaking this module will be required to formulate a personal development plan, based on an evaluation of their leadership style. The plan should be based on an area of leadership identified, which requires development. To enable this to be developed, a task should be identified within the workplace, in discussion with the mentor and course tutor. On completion this should be written up as a reflective account.

The account should include evidence of consultation with both mentor and course tutor, peers and line managers Evidence of current management theories of leadership should also be evident.
Module Overview
1 A case history is enclosed which will be discussed on the course. The styles of leadership demonstrated will be discussed and analysed.

It is suggested that students do not purchase or read pre course material at this point,
other than that required to complete the leadership portrait below, until the subject of their project is known.

2 Students are asked to prepare a 3 minute presentation on a leader of their choice. The leader should have been in post or office during the last decade, and could be from the area of politics, commerce or sport. The study should include a short resume of the leadr, the context of the leader, key achievements and an analysis of their leadership and management styles
Module Aims
This module will prepare the practitioner to provide leadership within the context of modern healthcare service delivery.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, the student should be able to:
Subject knowledge and understanding
Critically evaluate the indicators of personal leadership styles, and apply these to individual working practice.
Understand the principles of leadership and how they can help the individual to work more efficiently.

Cognitive skills
1. Evaluate the effectiveness of personal development plans as a means to increase performance
2. Evaluate different leadership styles and their impact on effective teamwork and care delivery.
3. Reflect on how management and leadership styles can develop in response to project management.

Practical skills
Through a process of self evaluation, identify a personal management style.
Demonstrate the skills required to lead people successfully and deliver clinically effective care.
Demonstrate the principles of leadership and show how they develop effective working practice.

Key/transferable skills

Develop a personal development plan and use this as an indicator for developing effective personal leadership.
Demonstrate appropriate and effective communication skills
Use a reflective technique to evaluate the outcome of the development plan
Module Content
Brief Indication of Content:

• Analysis of international, national and personal styles of leadership
• Use of self evaluation scores to determine the contents of a personal development plan
• Project management
• Setting goals and devising a personal development plan
Methods of Teaching/Learning

100 hours total student workload
Selected Texts/Journals
Last Updated
29TH JULY 2010