Medical Leadership HEA4117

Overview

HEA 4117 Medical Leadership is a 20 credit, masters level module. The module is designed to address and is mapped to, the Medical Leadership curriculum, and as such, the module content is based on the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management Standards (2016), namely Self Awareness & Self Development; Personal Resilience, Drive and Energy; Effective Teamwork; Cross-Team Collaboration; Corporate Team Player and Corporate Culture & Innovation; System Leadership. The curriculum is also mapped to the GMC Leadership & Management for all doctors (2012); General Medical Council Generic Professional Capabilities Framework (2017) and the Healthcare Leadership Model (2013).

This module is blended and the delivery consists of three days face to face teaching and the equivalent of three days online learning.

It is based on a Patchwork Text approach to writing (short pieces of reflective writing) based around experiences of medical leadership and reflections on a range of self-assessment tools to include Jung Type Indicator (JTI) and Emotional Intelligence profiles. This gradually builds up over the course of the module as the individual ‘patches’ are stitched together in order to reach new understandings of the role of the medical leader.

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Module Code: HEA4117
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £750 for Sept 2021 to July 2022

Who is this module for?

This module is aimed at Doctors, Dentists and General Practitioners in training (Early and Middle levels). However, it also introduces key topics that support the Pre-Consultant or equivalent level.

Applicants working within the Health Education England North West region may be eligible for funding: https://nwpgmd.nhs.uk/Postgraduate-Module-in-Medical-Leadership.

What are the key aims of the programme?

The aim of the module is to develop reflective medical leaders who are aware of their strengths, limitations/challenges and who are able to proactively manage themselves, lead their teams and practice-based change across the healthcare system.

The module also aims to raise awareness of the importance of medical leadership and crucially the requirement to take theoretical learning into the workplace. Furthermore, participants will be challenged to reflect with peers with the guidance of medical educators, through a range of mediums, which will include a personal journal and online discussion forums. The module will enable participants to understand both the macro and micro issues and the impact on their role as medical leaders in a dynamic NHS. This process of reflection and learning will assist trainees to the transition to consultant.

How Will I Study?

This module is blended and the delivery consists of three days face to face teaching and the equivalent of three days online learning. Students can choose to attend the 3 days face to face teaching at the university ‘present in person’ or synchronously online, ‘live’ teaching but through an online platform.

This is a blended module, which will use Blackboard both as a repository and as the learning vehicle for the online sessions. The aim being to create a stimulating, interactive learning environment and a cohort identity. The module will draw on discussion boards to create a community of practice and a range of Blackboard tools.

What will I study?

Broad content will include:

  • Compassionate leadership and self-care;
  • Self awareness tools: JTI, Emotional Intelligence (EI) leadership approach, Belbin Team Role, Influencing style, resilience, benchmark against MLCF and FMLM;
  • Leadership qualities/skills/competencies/styles - Ideal Self, Real Self - to include communication & EI - spheres of influence;
  • Engaged/authentic/ethical/7 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders/Situational Leadership Models;
  • Context - Drivers, Policy, culture;
  • Team roles and team development;
  • Medical leadership within organisations;
  • Multi-factorial influences impacting on the role of the medical leader;
  • Introduction to change management and change frameworks/models;
  • Patient safety/human factors;
  • Service improvement and leading people though change and transition;
  • Case Studies.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment: The formative assessment will draw on the student’s structured personal reflective journal. Students can choose one reflective patch to critically explore (approx 750 words) and submit for formative feedback. The feedback in relation to their academic writing will 'feed forward' and, therefore, inform their summative assessment. The reflective journal will also provide a framework for multisource feedback and review to help identify their feelings, strengths, areas of challenge and facilitate action planning - this will inform the summative assessment. The reflective journal will also inform and be integral to the summative assessment.

Summative Assessment: An integrated reflective portfolio (3000 words plus evidence, reflective patches and personal leadership action plan ) to meet the module learning outcomes.

On successful completion you will:

  • Appraise their own qualities, skills, strengths and challenges demonstrating deep levels of self-awareness and critical application to their own medical leadership role.
  • Critically reflect on the impact their leadership qualities and behaviours have, on their team and wider organisational networks.
  • Critically reflect on their role in practice-base change and the subsequent improvement in service outcomes, through critical understanding of the impact of self on change and innovation.

Study Dates and Venues

September 2021 S1

Venue: Ormskirk Campus

Starts: Wed 1st Sep 2021

Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Wednesday 1st September 2021, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • 2nd Session: Tuesday 19th October 2021, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • 3rd Session: Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    September 2021 S2

    Venue: Ormskirk Campus

    Starts: Thu 2nd Sep 2021

    Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Thursday 2nd September 2021, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • 2nd Session: Wednesday 20th October 2021, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • 3rd Session: Wednesday 24th November 2021, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    September 2021 S3

    Venue: Online Study

    Starts: Fri 3rd Sep 2021

    Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Friday 3rd September 2021, 9am-4pm - online
  • 2nd Session: Thursday 21st October 2021, 9am-4pm - online
  • 3rd Session: Thursday 25th November 2021, 9am-4pm - online
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    November 2021 S4

    Venue: Ormskirk Campus

    Starts: Wed 3rd Nov 2021

    Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Wednesday 3rd November 2021, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • 2nd Session: Wednesday 1st December 2021, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • 3rd Session: Wednesday 5th January 2022, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    November 2021 S5

    Venue: Online Study

    Starts: Thu 4th Nov 2021

    Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Thursday 4th November 2021, 9am-4pm - online
  • 2nd Session: Thursday 2nd December 2021, 9am-4pm - online
  • 3rd Session: Thursday 6th January 2022, 9am-4pm - online
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    January 2022 S6

    Venue: Ormskirk Campus

    Starts: Wed 12th Jan 2022

    Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Wednesday 12th January 2022, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • 2nd Session: Wednesday 16th February 2022, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • 3rd Session: Wednesday 16th March 2022, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    January 2022 S7

    Venue: Online Study

    Starts: Thu 13th Jan 2022

    Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Thursday 13th January 2022, 9am-4pm - online
  • 2nd Session: Thursday 17th February 2022, 9am-4pm - online
  • 3rd Session: Thursday 17th March 2022, 9am-4pm - online
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    March 2022 S8

    Venue: Ormskirk Campus

    Starts: Tue 1st Mar 2022

    Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Tuesday 1st March 2022, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • 2nd Session: Tuesday 12th April 2022, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • 3rd Session: Tuesday 17th May 2022, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    March 2022 S9

    Venue: Ormskirk Campus

    Starts: Wed 2nd Mar 2022

    Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Wednesday 2nd March 2022, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • 2nd Session: Wednesday 13th April 2022, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • 3rd Session: Wednesday 18th May 2022, 9am-4pm - on campus
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    March 2022 S10

    Venue: Online Study

    Starts: Thu 3rd Mar 2022

    Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Thursday 3rd March 2022, 9am-4pm - online
  • 2nd Session: Thursday 14th April 2022, 9am-4pm - online
  • 3rd Session: Thursday 19th May 2022, 9am-4pm - online
  • 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 FAQ page.

    For further module information, please contact the Module Co-ordinator, Charlotte Moen on 01695 657028 or email [email protected].

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

    Pathways

    This module is a coremodule on the MSc Leadership Development Medical Leadership and Management pathway PGC Medical Leadership.

  • MSc Leadership Development
  • PGC Medical Leadership
  • it is also an optional module on:

  • PGCert Workplace-based PG Medical Education
  • and it can be studied on a standalone basis.