Leadership Self Awareness and Self Empowerment HEA4037


Covid-19 - Course Impact Statement

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.

For information on the impact of Covid19 on our teaching, please see our Covid19 Teaching Update page.

Module Code: HEA4037
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £750 for Sept 2020 to July 2021

Who is this module for?

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

What are the key aims of the programme?

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?

This module is normally studied over 12 sessions, one half day session per week for 19 weeks. In addition students can 'opt in' to attend 4 Action Learning Sets. The module runs over two semesters.

What will I study?

  • Psychometric theory and tools;
  • Emotional Intelligence;
  • Leadership approaches;
  • Leadership self-awareness and self-empowerment;
  • 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

Further Information

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.

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

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For further information regarding module content, please contact Module Coordinator Charlotte Moen on 01695 657028 or email moenc@edgehill.ac.uk.

Or you can contact the Medical School email on askmedschool@edgehill.ac.uk.


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.