module specification

SH6057 - Personal & Professional Development; management & leadership of others (2022/23)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2022/23
Module title Personal & Professional Development; management & leadership of others
Module level Honours (06)
Credit rating for module 15
School School of Social Sciences and Professions
Total study hours 150
10 hours Assessment Preparation / Delivery
104 hours Guided independent study
36 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Group Presentation 100%   Online group presentation
Running in 2022/23

(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Year North Friday Morning

Module summary

The module focuses on the student’s personal and professional development in preparation for graduation from the Course. There is particular emphasis on the development of graduate skills and competencies with a focus on the management and leadership of others. Emergent graduate skills are developed to prepare the student for professional practice and/or further studies.

Key skills and knowledge gained on the module include:

Team-work skills; communication skills; leadership and management skills ; values-based leadership in healthcare; NHS workforce Race Equality Standards; the Skills for Care Leadership Qualities Framework; collaborative leadership skills ; NHS Five Year forward View and Long Term Plan; leadership for inclusivity and diversity;


NHS workforce Race Equality Standards;
Skills for Care Leadership Qualities Framework;
Collaborative leadership skills ;
NHS Five Year forward View and Long Term Plan;
Leadership for inclusivity and diversity.
Inter-professional practice;
Emotional intelligence;
Team-work skills;
Communication and leadership;
Managing change;
Team dynamics to develop students’ self- awareness, identify their strengths and areas to develop in regard to their personal and professional development

Learning Outcomes LO1 - 4

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

The use of case studies, scenarios and narratives will be at the heart of the delivery of this module. This will allow students to revisit more detailed versions of scenarios presented previously in the course and also examine the same scenarios in other concurrent modules. Students' learning will be structured around the weekly contact time with the teaching team and will be complemented by the students' independent work based on the guidance supplied in lectures, group work, and interactive workshops. Enquiry based learning and experiential learning methods will be used to help students to integrate theoretical concepts.

Students will be required to engage continuously and constructively with the module. Every week, students will be required to read recommended chapters in textbooks, to access Weblearn & wider online materials.

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the value of management and leadership skills in professional practice settings;
2. Develop the ability to understand and analyse the organisational and managerial context as it relates to the delivery of services and to professional practice within dynamic changing environments in the health and social care field;
3. Consider the relevance of ethical decision making in relation to the management and leadership of others.
4. Develop awareness of current trends in the management of health and social care setting in order to inform future personal and professional development.

Assessment strategy

The student will develop a formative piece of coursework highlighting intended personal and professional development strategies (diary entry). The summative assessment is an online group presentation which develops learning outcomes 1-4.