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The Role of the Manager within Health and Social Care HEA4209


Please note that this module will not run in the 2022/23 academic year.

This module explores contemporary, operational management theory and its critical application to the role of the manager in the Health and Social Care context. It normally runs once a year, starting in the February semester and is delivered as a blended module, with four taught days and two sessions delivered online.

The content of the module has been mapped against the Institute of Leadership (ILM) Level 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management and successful completion of the MSc Leadership Development (Management and Leadership PT/FT Medical Leadership) routes may lead to the opportunity of an application for a dual award and membership of a professional leadership organisation.

Module code:HEA4209
Level: 7
Module credits:20
Cost for new students:TBC

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?

This module is open to practitioners working in a Health and Social Care context where the module learning outcomes can be met.

What are the key aims of the module?

This module aims to facilitate a critical review of the role of the effective manager and management in Health and Social Care.

How will I study?

This module is normally studied over four taught, day-long sessions, with a further two online sessions. The module takes 14 weeks, overall.

What will I study?

• Managing in Health and Social Care contexts
• Separating management and leadership
• Managing people: diversity and talent
• Appraising individual and team performance
• Managing resources
• Networking, influence, and power
• Operations management and quality
• Organisational theory – formal and informal organisations
• Managing change and project management principles

How will I be assessed?

There is a single assessment element to this module – a 4000-word essay undertaking a critical review of management theory and its relevance to the Health and Social Care context, the specific area of investigation is negotiated during the course of the module

On successful completion you will:

• Critically evaluate the knowledge, skills and behaviours of effective managers within Health and Social Care organisations.

• Critically appraise the manager’s role in relation to resource management.

• Critically examine the influence of the organisational context on management decision-making.

How to apply

Please note that this module will not run in the 2022/23 academic year.

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

Please visit for an application pack.

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

Contact us

For further information contact us on 01695 657249 or email [email protected].


This module can be studied on a stand alone basis or it is an optional module on the following programmes:

  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • MSc Leadership Development