Application of Leadership and Management

Key information

Start date: 05 April 2022

Attendance dates:

April 2022: 05, 06, 26, 27
May 2022: 03, 04


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

Some modules may be taught at: Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Contact details:

  • Level
    7 (postgraduate)
  • Credits
  • Module code

Module overview

In the light of the current healthcare agenda, this module is designed for students new to leadership roles to facilitate their development as future leaders. This module invites you to critically reflect on their existing knowledge and skills, debate alternative approaches to leadership and evaluate future learning needs.

Module aims

The module aims to:

  • Facilitate you to reflect critically on your current knowledge, skills and attitudes to leadership, exploring current theory and applying to your own development needs
  • Contemplate your role in leading practice for the future.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Reflect upon and critique your own leadership skills and qualities
  • Critically appraise current thinking on how to lead and motivate a team to achieve a responsive and strategic service
  • Critically question the role of the current healthcare agenda in the delivery of effective leadership within a specific area of practice.

Course content

Indicative content includes:

  • Tools for self analysis
  • Leadership and management theory
  • Effective team working
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Understanding organisational culture and its impact on care delivery
  • Resilience
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Current healthcare policy.

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

For the 2020/21 curriculum our CPD modules will be delivered using hybrid learning. This means that depending on the subject and content of learning and teaching, modules may be delivered solely online or via a combination of face to face and online delivery, however for all programmes face to face contact time will be reduced, as per Government guidelines and to ensure the reduction of risk for all. Further information can be sought from the course leader (see below).

Usual learning and teaching methods include:

  • Lectures
  • Discussion
  • E-learning
  • Self directed learning
  • Reflection
  • Alternative visit.


Reflective journal illustrating development of knowledge, skills and insight of the attributes of leadership.

Word count: 3,000

Course leader

Entry requirements

  • Ability to study at level 7
  • 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.