Application of Leadership and Management

Key information

Start date: To be confirmed

(Due to run in the 2020/21 academic year)

Attendance dates:

To be confirmed


Kate Granger Building, 30 Priestley Road, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YH

Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:

  • Level
    6 (undergraduate)
  • Credits
  • Module code

Module overview

This module is designed to enable you to reflect upon your own leadership and management skills, considering opportunities for development. You will be able to appreciate how theories of leadership and management can underpin the process of leading and managing in healthcare organisations.

Module aims

This module will prepare you to apply effective leadership to innovative service delivery.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Self-evaluate, reflect and apply effective leadership qualities to innovative service delivery
  • Lead and motivate a team to achieve a responsive and strategic service
  • Understand the contexts and challenges of the political environment in relation to changes and innovation.

Course content

Indicative module content includes:

  • Leadership theories
  • Introduction to management
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Team working
  • Reflective thinking
  • Organisational behaviour.

Alternative placement

A key element of the module includes an alternative placement in relation to your own areas for development in relation to leadership and management. You will need to organise this yourself to help you to address your identified needs. You will receive guidance approximately four weeks prior to the start of the module on exactly what you should be considering. This placement normally falls on day three or four of the module, however you can organise an alternative date when you are not being taught.

Learning and teaching methods

Please note: due to the ongoing coronavirus situation we are working to deliver this module online. As a result of this aspects of our module delivery may change. Please check back for further updates.

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Usual learning and teaching methods include:

  • Lectures
  • E-learning
  • Seminars involving invited experts
  • An elective visit
  • Tutorials.


A reflective journal of development, and an applied critical evaluation of the elective experience. 

Word count: 2,500

Course leader

Reading list

Take a look at the module reading list.

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 6
  • Professional registration as a healthcare professional:
    • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
    • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Working in health and social care.

Fees and funding


How to apply

Please download and fill in an application form.

It is important to ensure that you complete all sections and answer all questions, incomplete forms will cause a delay and may result in you missing out on an available place.

Send your completed application back to us at the address or email included on the form.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations and our terms and conditions. You are also confirming you have read and understood the University's prospective student privacy notice.

If your sponsoring healthcare provider is funding you for this module, by submitting an application you agree to allow all information regarding your module (for example your exam results) to be shared with the sponsoring provider.

Cancellation policy

If you withdraw less than seven days before the module commences or do not attend on the first day (without informing the module administrator) the full cost of the module will be charged. Withdrawals after the module commences will also be charged.

Module availability

Places are confirmed approximately one month before the module start date. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. 


Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to module content) may occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the module. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for a module with us. Read more.