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.

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 2021 to July 2022

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. managers, 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 11 sessions, one half day session per week for 13 weeks. In addition students can 'opt in' to attend four Action Learning Sets. The module runs over two semesters.

The module will be delivered through blended learning. This will comprise 9 face-to-face (‘present in-person’) and 2 synchronous (‘live’ teaching online) sessions.

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

September 2021

Venue: Ormskirk Campus

Starts: Tue 7th Sep 2021

Session Times:
Please note that as a response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, it may be necessary to deliver some or all of the workshops online. If this is the case, you are still required to book study leave and to be available to attend the live online workshop sessions. You will be notified of any such changes to the delivery of the module on application.
  • 1st session: Tuesday 7th September 2021, 1pm-5pm, attendance
  • 2nd session: Tuesday 14th September 2021, 1pm-5pm, attendance
  • 3rd session: Tuesday 21st September 2021, 1pm-4pm & 4pm-5:30pm, attendance
  • 4th session: Tuesday 28th September 2021, 1pm-4pm, attendance
  • 5th session: Tuesday 5th October 2021, 1pm-4pm & 4pm-5:30pm, attendance
  • 6th session: Tuesday 26th October 2021, 1pm-4pm, online
  • 7th session: Tuesday 2nd November 2021, 1pm-4pm, online
  • 8th session: Tuesday 9th November 2021, 1pm-4pm, attendance
  • 9th session: Tuesday 16th November 2021, 1pm-4pm, attendance
  • 10th session: Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 1pm-4pm & 4pm-5:30pm, attendance
  • 11th session: Tuesday 30th November 2021, 1pm-4pm, attendance
  • 12th session: Tuesday 7th December 2021, 9am-4pm, attendance
  • 13th session: Tuesday 4th January 2022, 9am-4pm, attendance
  • 14th session: Tuesday 25th January 2022, 9am-4pm, attendance
  • 15th session: Tuesday 15th February 2022, 9am-4pm, attendance
  • Assignment submission deadline
  • 15th February 2022
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    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.

    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.

    If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs.

    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.