Leadership for Advanced Practitioners
Attendance mode: Part-time
This module provides students with the opportunity to explore and critically analyse the role of the advanced practitioner as a leader and role model. It develops skills in leading innovation and change, whilst understanding the challenges facing service delivery.
Upon completion students will be able to:
- evaluate the relationship between leadership and management roles
- analyse theories and approaches to service improvement innovation and change within the health sector
- analyse and evaluate a range of theories and developments in leadership and management thinking in relation to the health and social care context
- analyse and evaluate the role of the advanced practitioner in relation to sustainability
- explore health reforms, national and local policy issues affecting the health and care sectors
- analyse the management of service improvement, innovation and change
- apply theories and tools to effectively design and lead services for a sustainable future
- discuss the current environment and analyse the implications for management and leadership
- apply a range of theories in order to lead practice effectively
The modules for this course can be found in the latest programme specification.
Find more information on our module descriptors page.
This module is provided as part of this interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies. The Framework enables students to create an individualised programme of study that will meet either their needs and/or the employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation.
The modules and academic awards are presented in areas representing employment practice or work based or clinical disciplines.
Whilst some students can build their own academic awards by choosing their own menu of module options, other students will opt for a named academic award. The Framework also provides the option for students to move from their chosen named award to another award if their job or personal circumstances change and they need to alter the focus of their studies. The majority of named awards also offer students, the option of choosing at least one module, sometimes more, from across the Faculty module catalogue enabling them to shape their award more specifically to their needs.
Career support and prospects
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
Fees, Finance and Scholarships
- Home/EU: £1,500 (standard 30 credit module fee)
- Home/EU: £1,545 (standard 30 credit module fee)
Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.
Funding for eligible staff within the region will be reviewed by Health Education England (HEE) in the coming months for the 2017/18 academic year. We advise all applicants to apply as normal for 2017/18 courses and further information will be provided as soon as it is available.
How do I find out more?
Steps to Postgraduate Study
Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).
How to apply
The application deadline for the January 2018 intake is 30 November 2017.
If you wish to apply for a module at the Faculty of Health Studies please download our module application form below:
- SSPRD individual module application form (pdf, 106 KB)
- SSPRD individual module application form (docx, 51 KB)
Return completed forms to the FoHS recruitment team via email.
This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.