Leading the self: Leadership 1

Module code: MW1013

This module introduces you to the key concepts of leadership in healthcare, and will encourage you to reflect on the skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to develop during the four years of the programme to become a future leader of the midwifery profession.

You will be in small inter-professional (midwifery and nursing) learning sets where you will have the opportunity to explore leadership theory and styles as well as discuss your experiences of leadership in clinical practice with a local midwife/nurse leader.

Discussions will focus on developing your knowledge, skills and attitudes required for effective leadership, as well as the key theories of leadership and how these relate to personal development, clinical practice and the business of healthcare. You will also become familiar with the NHS Leadership Academy’s Nine Dimensions of Leadership:

  • Inspiring shared purpose
  • Leading with care
  • Evaluating information
  • Connecting our service
  • Sharing the vision
  • Engaging the team
  • Holding to account
  • Developing capability
  • Influencing for results

Learning

  • 25 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 5 hours of tutorials
  • 35 hours of independent study
  • 75 hours of placement

Assessment

  • Reflection on leadership style and development (1,500 words)