Clinical Leadership
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11 weeks






Coventry University (Coventry)


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This module is designed to give students the opportunity to build upon their existing clinical leadership and management skills by learning how to take proactive approach to initiate, lead and develop clinical practice.

Course detail

Students can examine a range of organisational, management and leadership theories in order to promote service development.

  • This module addresses clinical leadership within advancing practice that is both speciality focuses and also embraces the concept of clinical practice for patients.
  • The module will give students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills within the field of clinical leadership and management, which can expand practitioners’ career prospects.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Understand current leadership and management theories and how to use them within their own practice role.
  • Note the organisational and management culture and processes.
  • Evaluate theories of change and change management, and how these apply to own practice area.
  • Analyse the advancing practitioner’s role in relation to quality improvement and clinical governance.

How will this course be taught

This module will be delivered through a combination of directed and self-directed activity, including lectures, seminars and workshops.

  • Summer term: Thursdays 9am - 12pm
  • Autumn term: Tuesdays 9.15am - 12pm

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email

Lectures – 15 hours
Seminars – 10 hours
Workshops – 5 hours
Self-guided student activity – 170 hours

Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • Registered healthcare practitioner who has been qualified for a minimum of five years
  • At least two years of experience in a speciality
  • Currently working in a clinical setting
  • Has evidence of level 6 academic achievement


  • Coursework 1: Poster Design and Presentation (30% of module mark)
  • Coursework 2: 1500 word Written Assignment (70% of module mark)

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of master’s degree modules can enable students/practitioners to proceed with their development as professionals within the field of their own clinical practice/speciality.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module practitioners should possess the qualities and knowledge within the field clinical leadership and management, which can expand practitioners’ career prospects.