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Leading and Managing Complexity for Advanced Clinical Practice | BUSI-1697 | Level 7 | Credits 20 | 2024/25
Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences
Application Portal
Leading and Managing Complexity for Advanced Clinical Practice | BUSI-1697 | Level 7 | Credits 20 | 2024/25
January 2025 (provisional) | **Applications received within 28 days of a module commencing may result in delays in registration and access to module resources – early application is therefore recommended | Available

This course can only be taken as part of a programme



This module aim to provide an opportunity for the student to critically analyse how they make decisions and disseminate information in the context of complexity uncertainty, and varying levels of risk.

It intends to develop their personal leadership skills to make sound management judgements in complex care situations. This module specifically focuses on leadership and managing clinical practice in order that the practitioner develops expertise and autonomous decision-making skills when dealing with differentiated and undifferentiated individual presentations. It aims to facilitate the development of self-management and inter disciplinary team leadership in complex ambiguous situations. It is about leading and managing complexity within their individual scope of practice.


i) A first degree; normally 2:2 or above; or equivalent study;

ii) Current registration with the NMC or HCPC or other relevant PSRB;

iii) Relevant post-qualifying experience or equivalent, with evidence of study post-qualifying /initial registration, this study providing the underpinning knowledge and skills required for the development of a specialist role/practice

iv) Currently working no less than 20 hours per week within an appropriate role with relevant experience;

v) Agreement from their manager that they are in a role that facilitates any required assessment of clinical practice.

vi) Applicants who do not have English as their first language must demonstrate an IELTS score of at least 7 (University requirement for non-EU students only).


2 components

Group presentation: Pass/Fail – A 30 minute group presentation including 15 minutes for questions. Students will work in an identified group to undertake a critical evaluation of a complex situation which involves interprofessional working.

Critical Reflection of the students own contribution to the group presentation. 100% weighting. (50 % to pass) 1000 words max.

Avery Hill Campus. Blended learning approach
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:


1. Demonstrate expertise and leadership in diagnostic testing and use of critical analysis to inform response processes to narrow down the differential diagnosis within the context of complexity;

2. Critically appraise the evidence base to inform leadership approaches for clinical decision making where there is complex, competing, or ambiguous information or uncertainty;

3. Critically apply advanced clinical expertise demonstrating the ability to provide consultancy across professional and service boundaries, to enhance quality, reduce unwarranted variation and promote the sharing and adoption of best practice;

4. Demonstrate team leadership, resilience and determination, managing situations that are unfamiliar, complex or unpredictable and seeking to build confidence in others;

5. Exercise professional judgement to manage risk, complexity and unpredictable events, supporting teams to adopt best evidence-based practice.


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