Postgraduate Course: Leadership - exploring your potential (Distance) (NUST11079)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will focus on leadership within healthcare settings. Course content will include a critical analysis of current and past examples of leadership theories and leadership research. Different styles of leadership will be explored and students will be expected to reflect on their own style and the internal and external factors which have shaped this. The impact of leadership style on patient care will also be a focus. Concepts such as leadership and teamwork and leadership and management will also be explored and students encouraged to critically analyse their own areas of practice.
This is an online only course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Online Activities 60,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 20,
Formative Assessment Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Discussion Board (40%)
Course paper (60%) of between 4,000 and 4,500 words (incl. vignette).
||Formative feedback will be given on a 500-word vignette discussion.
Summative feedback on the discussion board and the course paper will be given via LEARN.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand and be able to critically evaluate the various theories of leadership with particular emphasis on those which are favoured in the healthcare arena
- Demonstrate an extensive, detailed and critical knowledge and understanding of the main theoretical perspectives that inform developments at the forefront of current thinking on leadership within healthcare
- Understand the differences between leadership and management
- Understand the dynamics of team membership, how to develop your role and the importance of building and sustaining professional networks
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Michelle King-Okoye
Tel: (0131 6)51 3921
|Course secretary||Mr David Morris
Tel: (0131 6)51 3969