Leadership Development and Change

This module is designed to promote a critical understanding of the need for effective leadership, within the health and social care setting, and to promote appropriate strategies for critical thinking and reflective practice.

This module is delivered online.

Module Code NM7012
Level 7
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions

The aim of the module is to enable students to use leadership skills in order to lead change in service provision, delivery and personal development.

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

  • With critical insight, conduct a self-analysis of your personal leadership style and devise a personal leadership action plan.
  • Critically evaluate the knowledge, skills and attitudes of leadership to become an effective leader within the organisational context and wider health and social care environment.
  • Analyse the theories and models of leadership relating to the change process, and distinguish between a variety of approaches with particular reference to the human dimensions of change.
  • Critically appraise the importance of team leadership and development to the successful implementation of change.
  • Critically interpret and evaluate challenges to, and opportunities for, leadership that will stimulate and facilitate effective service change and sustainability within the context of national policy directives and social inclusion agendas.
  • Lead and create practices and partnerships that empower and enable clients and carers to make decisions and participate in their own management of care.

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:

Katie Mansfield-Loynes
Module Leader
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Riverside Campus
Castle Drive
Chester CH1 1SL

T: 01244 512279
E:  k.Mansfieldloynes@chester.ac.uk

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

T: 01244 511000
E: hscadmissions@chester.ac.uk