Foundations in Leadership

Effective operational leadership within the context of healthcare is key to maximising the quality of care provided and improving working practices. The development of leadership at all levels aims to allow professional practitioners from a variety of health-related disciplines to enhance their leadership skills, enabling them to implement best practice in service delivery.

Module Code NM6144
Level 6
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions


The aims of the module are to:

  • Enable you to explore, examine and reflect on existing leadership skills by examining theories, styles and approaches to leadership.
  • Enable you to determine your own personal and professional developmental needs relating to leadership and to devise action plans to achieve those needs.
  • Allow you to understand the need for effective leadership, within the health and social care setting, and lead and manage others effectively through teamwork, with knowledge of resource management, change theory and commissioning within an organisational context.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Identifying knowledge skills and attitudes for effective leadership by exploring theoretical perspectives, examining current practice and evaluating change.
  • Reflecting on personal skills and their use in the management and leadership of self and others.
  • Planning for change through leadership with effective deployment and management of people within the workplace and the wider interprofessional team.


KSF – Core Dimensions

This module contributes to the following core dimensions:
1 Communication   
2 Personal and People Development 
3 Health, Safety and Security  
4 Service Improvement   
5 Quality    
6 Equality and Diversity


For further information on the module,
please contact:

For application information,
please contact:

Jane Quigley
Module Leader
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Warrington Campus
Crab Lane
Warrington WA2 0DB

T: 01925 534634

Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester CH1 4BJ

T: 01244 511000