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Leadership Self Awareness and Self Empowerment HEA4037


This module focuses on reflection to determine: the type of leader the student is, the type of leader they aspire to be and why, and the action that will be taken to further their leadership development. This will be supported by group work, debate, action learning sets and student led seminars to create a learning community.

Module code:HEA4037
Module credits:20
Cost for new students:£1000 for 2024/25 academic year

If you are an existing student who is undertaking this module as part of a programme, your fee will have been advised to you by email. You can also check your fees online. For any queries, please contact [email protected]

If your tuition fee is being paid by a sponsor or you are a sponsor paying a student’s fee, you are required to send a copy of a purchase order to [email protected].

For further guidance please visit: Sponsored students – Edge Hill University

Who is this module for?

The module is targeted at healthcare professionals working in a clinical role (including allied health professionals, clinical scientists, nurses, doctors, paramedics) and those working in a non-clinical role (such as managers, social workers, patient advocates and the voluntary sector).

What are the key aims of the module?

The aim of the module is to facilitate leadership self-awareness and self-management in order to empower health and social care workers to develop their leadership skills. The focus will include personal reflection, peer review and self-awareness tools such as emotional intelligence, psychometric testing and action learning.

How will I study?

Mode of delivery: Blended learning based on a hybrid Model.
This module will be delivered through blended learning based on a hybrid model. A hybrid model is ‘an educational approach where some individuals participate in-person and some participate online synchronously (at the same time).’ The tutor(s) deliver sessions and teach remote and in-person learners synchronously using appropriate technology, meaning that the students are taught together in ‘real time’. This means some of your teaching sessions will be delivered in-person and some are online synchronous delivery. If you are unable to attend in-person, with your Module Leader’s permission, you can attend the in-person teaching session, online synchronously.

What will I study?

  • Psychometric theory and tools
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Personality Type
  • Leadership approaches
  • Leadership self-awareness and self-empowerment
  • 7 habits of highly effective people
  • Coaching
  • 360 theory
  • Case studies
  • Action Learning Sets
  • Reflective models.

How will I be assessed?

A personal leadership development plan.

On successful completion you will:

Critique own leadership skills, qualities and competencies and formulate an action plan to facilitate your future development.

Study dates and venues

Venue: Ormskirk Campus, Edge Hill University

Starts: Tuesday 3 September 2024

Session times:

  • Tuesday 3 September 2024, 1pm-5pm
  • Tuesday 10 September 2024, 1pm-5pm
  • Tuesday 17 September 2024, online, 1pm-5pm
  • Tuesday 24 September 2024, 1pm-5pm
  • Tuesday 1 October 2024, 1pm-5pm
  • Tuesday 8 October 2024, self-directed study
  • Tuesday 15 October 2024, online 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 22 October 2024, 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 29 October 2024, 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 5 November 2025, 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 12 November 2024, 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 19 November 2024, 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 26 November 2024, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 17 December 2024, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 7 January 2025, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 14 January 2025, 1pm-2:30pm, online

How to apply

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

We encourage you to apply as early as possible to give you the best chance to obtain a place on your preferred cohort, module applications will close as soon as the module is full. Applications received within two weeks of the start date may have to be considered for a later cohort.

For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.

Contact us

For further information regarding module content, please contact the Module Coordinator Charlotte Moen on 01695 657028 or email [email protected].

Or you can contact the Medical School email on [email protected].


This module can only be undertaken if you have been accepted onto the MSc Leadership Development programme. It can, however, be undertaken as an access module to the programme if you do not have a prior degree.