NQCG3114 Leadership in Health & Social Care
The requirement for good leadership in health and social care is compelling. There are growing numbers of people living with long term conditions and leadership is needed in order to help teams to provide support to these individuals to live independently and reduce the necessity for costly interventions. Leaders are also essential for engaging staff in delivering care which leads to a better patient experience, fewer errors, lower infection and mortality rates. Good leadership ensures better financial management, higher staff moral and motivation and therefore less absenteeism and stress. Strong leadership is an enabling factor for individuals and teams to perform at their best (Kings Fund 2012).
Aims and Objectives
In order to achieve the desired outcomes of leadership the leader needs to have a good understanding of themselves and the effect of their behaviour on others to deliver high quality care
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Critically examine your own leadership skills
- Debate the importance of the role of the leader within health and social care
- Analyse the leaders role in inspiring commitment of individuals in the workplace
- Critically discuss the challenges of engaging teams in the delivery of high quality care
The individual as a leader The individuality of leadership theories and their relevance for practice The impact of personality differences in relation to leadership Cultural competency The importance of the role of the leader within health and social care Negotiating role transition Managing complexity and conflict for purposeful outcomes Innovation and entrepreneurialism Creative decision making The leaders’ role in inspiring commitment of individuals in the workplace Motivating individuals Delegation Facilitating, mentoring and coaching others Competency management The engagement of teams in the delivery of high quality care Building and developing teams Emotional intelligence Understanding the different perspectives of a successful functioning team
This module is also a compulsory module for international students on the Faculty of Health Sciences Pre-Master’s Program. The pass mark for these students will be set at 50% in order demonstrate they meet the entry requirement for our Master’s programs (1st or upper 2nd class honours degree).
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Journal club to critique relevant articles Lectures On-line resources (blackboard) Group discussions Individual analysis of tools Group activities Individual self-awareness exercises
|Completion of assessment task||100|
|Wider reading or practice||20|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||30|
|Total study time||180|
Resources & Reading list
Cox,Y (2011). Developing Effective Leadership & Management skills. In Hogston, R. Marjoram, B (2011) Foundations of Nursing Practice: Themes, concepts and Frameworks.
Bach, S. Ellis, P. (2011). Leadership, Management & Team Working in Nursing.
Briggs Myers, I. Myers, PB. (1995). Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type.
Weir-Hughes, D (2011). Clinical leadership from A to Z.
McKim, J. Phillips, K. (2009). Leadership & Management in Integrated Services.
Barr,J. Dowding, L. (2012). Leadership in Health Care.
Avery, G.C. (2004). Understanding Leadership.
Keirsey, D (1998). Please understand me II.
Porter-O’Grady, T. Malloch, K. (2012). Innovation Leadership.
Sullivan, E.J. Decker, P.J. (2009). Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing.
Gill, R. (2011). Theory and Practice of Leadership.
Kohlrieser, G (2006). Hostage at the Table.
Belbin, M. (2010). Management teams : Why they succeed or fail.
Sullivan, E.J. Garland, G (2010). Practical Leadership and Management in Nursing.
Additional web based resources will be made available to the students via Blackboard (these are updated for each cohort of students)..
Johnson, C.E. (2015). Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow..
Northouse, P.G. (2013). Leadership – theory and practice.
Yukl,G (2012). Leadership in Organizations.
|Essay (3000 words)||100%|
Repeat type: Internal & External