Leadership and Innovation

University of the West of England, Bristol
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This course is offered at Level 3 (Degree) and Masters level and is delivered at our Glenside Campus.

Course content includes:

  • Theories of clinical and managerial leadership
  • Understanding change, innovation and transformation in NHS and wider health care systems
  • Understanding self in relation to the leadership role
  • Inter collegial/professional/cross boundary-sector working
  • Authentic and distributive leadership models and modes of practice
  • Coaching principles and practice
  • Autocracy, authority, autonomy
  • Political, regulatory and cultural enablers and barriers to successful change
  • Negotiation skills
  • Policies related to contemporary Health & Social care services
  • Economic structure of healthcare provision and local/organisation finance models
  • Service improvement and enhancement
  • The capabilities, practices and norms that promote and contribute to the formation of and effective working relationships of teams.


Study time includes 48 contact hours which will take the form of group activities, case study, work-based learning or project supervision, workshops and online activities. Contact hours may be in virtual form rather than face-to-face through the use of email and Blackboard discussion groups, virtual learning environments (VLEs) and other technology-aided means. It can also take place in a work-based setting.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts. Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding. Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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