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Postgraduate Course: Leadership and Management in Public Health (PUHR11079)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 10 credit course provides students with a critical overview of leadership and management with a particular focus on public health services and organisations. It will enable current and future managers to understand and develop the skills and techniques involved in managing health resources, services and the people who work within them and encourage reflective leadership practices. It will cover aspects such as strategic planning, decision making and stakeholder management, as well as models and theories which can usefully be applied in students' work environment to promote change in public health practice, policy and research.
Course description This is a 5-week distance learning course worth 10 credits. Students are expected to spend 10 to 15 hours per week on this course. Students will be given a brief overview of the course and will then be provided with relevant materials and resources. Specific individual and collaborative tasks and online discussion exercises relating to each week's topic will be set. This will culminate in a written assignment at the end of the course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students will be responsible for their computer equipment and internet access
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 05/08/2023
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 5, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1, Online Activities 35, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 46 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written exam 0%, Practical exam 0%, Coursework 100%«br /»
Consisting of a combination of summative written assessment and online assessment incorporating a variety of activities
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically discuss a range of theories, models, principles and concepts underpinning effective leadership and management of public health settings
  2. Use information and evidence to effectively manage health resources and people, and respond to externalities and change
  3. Apply knowledge of leadership styles, effective team-working and communication skills to solve problems and achieve specific goals in their workplace and other settings
  4. Apply approaches, tools and frameworks for strategic planning, decision making and stakeholder management
  5. Critically review and evaluate knowledge, skills and practices in leadership and management
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills During this course students will have to demonstrate the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others. Their knowledge and understanding of the topic will improve but they will also learn generic approaches/skills such as classifying information, critically analysing materials and evaluation skills. Since the course is distance learning, it will contribute to their IT, writing and communication skills. Finally, they will be expected to be able to bring together and draw from the information provided through the course during their essay writing. Competencies such as structuring of work and accurate referencing should improve.
Special Arrangements Delivered via online distance learning
Keywordsleadership,management,strategic planning
Course organiserDr Neneh Rowa-Dewar
Tel: (0131 6)50 9249
Course secretaryMiss Lucy Courage
Tel: (0131 6)51 7111
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