The Master's level unit is designed to enable qualified practitioners in health and social care to increase their self-leadership capability and capacity to better manage self and others under the multiple pressures of the work environment. The development focus is upon the quality of the leader’s thinking, creativity, and deeper self-awareness in the moment; ultimately developing advanced level professional leadership impact. Personal resilience and better relating within complex and critical situations is a fundamental goal of this leadership unit.
Key areas covered:
This unit can be undertaken as part of the MA Leading and Developing Services programme.
This course requires 100% attendance.
Normally students may enter Level 7 (Master's level) study if they have been awarded:
If you do not meet this criteria you are still able to apply for this unit but we may ask you to complete a study skills handbook to familiarise yourself with academic writing at masters level or pre-admission work. This will be sent to you when we have received your application form.
Fees and funding:
You will need to pay or indicate employer support of payment for unit or course fees to the university.
Applicants should contact their employing organisation for further details.
The Faculty of Health & Social Sciences has contractual arrangements with NHS organisations, Local Authorities and the Pan-Dorset & Wiltshire Teaching Partnership for pre-paid places on specified modules. If you work within Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset or Hampshire and Isle of Wight you may be able to access the pre-paid places. These arrangements allow organisations to nominate the staff they wish to send on each unit or course.
The pre-arranged agreements allow individuals, such as yourself, a route to access appropriate professional development opportunities that are seen as strategically important to your organisation (in consultation with your Line Manager/Education Co-ordinator). All requests for pre-paid places must first be agreed by your organisation prior to completing an application.
Coursework will focus on an analysis of a complex situation that examines the students practice at a structural and individual level and evidences critical self-awareness and thinking in professional practice.
This comprises a reflective report and an action plan for future practice
Having completed this unit the student is expected to:
1. Develop a critical self-awareness and understanding of the role of thought, mind and consciousness in terms of how reality is created and perceived, and the implications for healthy psychological functioning.
2. Demonstrate how this state of mind awareness and understanding impact professional leadership insight and creativity.
3. Demonstrate ability in the moment to act, know and be at the best optimal level adjusting for a reduction in one’s level of leadership impact.
4. Demonstrate how these new insights have improved risk decisions and responses, collaborative, partnership and team working.