Leading Change in Healthcare Practice

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code


  • Level

    Post RegistrationPO

  • Duration

    3 months Part Time

  • Starting


  • Location

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The world of Health and Social Care continues to change and develop as today’s practitioners work in a variety of roles across professional and geographical boundaries. Leading change is an essential skill for Health and Social Care practitioners who need to demonstrate and maintain quality and best practice in the delivery of care to service users.

For further information pertaining to this module, please contact: Lynne Hughes, Module Lead: Lynne.Hughes@northampton.ac.uk

Updated 17/07/2024


  • A part-time module that can be undertaken as a stand-alone option or as part of the Enhancing Paramedic Practice (Top-up) BSc (Hons) programme.
  • The opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to initiate change in practice.
  • Multi-professional collaboration to enhance understanding of leadership within healthcare.

Course Content

  • Content will include:

    • An Introduction to Leadership and Change in Healthcare Practice.
    • Team-Working.
    • Emotional Resilience.
    • Leadership Styles, Theories & Models.
    • Motivational Theory.
    • Transformational Change.
    • Organisational Culture.

    Through exploration of these topics students are able to gain an understanding of their personal leadership style and how they can adapt and develop this to enhance their clinical practice.

    Active Blended Learning (ABL) promotes students’ understanding of the theoretical aspects of the module and its application to practice. The module duration is 3 months and all teaching occurs within the first 4-5 weeks of the module.

  • Be able to provide evidence of registration with a professional body or of an appropriate professional qualification.

    Applicants whose first language is not English will be asked to provide evidence of an IELTS certificate (or equivalent) with a score of at least 6.0 in each area is required.

  • For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.

  • How will I be taught?

    The Module is normally delivered face-to-face at Waterside campus. The sessions will be held over four consecutive Wednesdays in June and the timings are usually 9.30am – 4.00pm.

    How will I be assessed?

    Assessment is undertaken by a presentation and a written assignment.