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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:£940 for 2023/24 academic year

If you are an existing student who is undertaking this module as part of a programme, your module fee will have been advised to you by email.  Any queries on fees to [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 5 September 2023

Session times:

  • Tuesday 5 September 2023, 1pm-5pm
  • Tuesday 12 September 2023, 1pm-5pm
  • Tuesday 19 September 2023, online, 1pm-5pm
  • Tuesday 26 September 2023, 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 10 October 2023, 1pm-5pm
  • Tuesday 17 October 2023, online, 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 24 October 2023, online 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 31 October 2023, 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 7 November 2023, 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 14 November 2023, 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 21 November 2023, 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 28 November 2023, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 19 December 2023, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 09 January 2024, 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 16 January 2024, online, 1pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 6 February 2024, final assessment date

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.