Leadership and Teaching
Run by School of Medical and Health Sciences
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Mr Craig Hodges
Overall aims and purpose
This module aims to describe the management structure/hierarchy of the NHS in Wales and local governance/line management at the Hospital and Community level. This will include the difference between management structures in comparison to Wales, England and Scotland.
The module will introduce the role of the PA within the team as a leader and manager. The acquisition of knowledge and high quality experience empowers the PA to be an important individual within teams, teaching and guiding colleagues and patients. Apply the theories and practice of different approaches to leadership and management. Appreciate the importance of effective teaching and the teaching opportunities that are available and how they can be utilised in the clinical environment. Learn how to engage and influence others. Learn fundamental skills related to teaching and presentation.
This module will include subjects included in the PA curriculum content as appropriate for the cohort. Key topics include NHS structure and governance including management and clinical structures within NHS. An exploration of leadership styles and skills and management skills that includes effective team, resource and time management. The importance of the PA as a teacher for patients and colleagues. Development of presentation skills. The importance of professionalism and self-awareness in practice.
Category B (60%-69%)
A good student should have a thorough factual knowledge about the hierarchy in the NHS. They should demonstrate understanding of the need to act in a professional manner at all times., and be able to detail examples where appropriate. The work presented is largely based on the lecture materials. Limited evidence of wider reading and critical analysis.
Category C (50% -59%)
A threshold student should have basic knowledge of the essential facts and key concepts of the hierarchy in the NHS. They should demonstrate understanding of the need to act in a professional manner at all times. The work is only based on lecture material. No evidence of wider reading or critical thinking.
Category A (70% - 100%):
An excellent student should have a thorough factual knowledge across all aspects of the module including working knowledge of the NHS. They should be able to demonstrate a high level of working as a professional, and be able to detail examples where appropriate, supported by additional reading and knowledge drawn from other modules. The work presents evidence of critical thinking. Especially for the higher A marks, critical analysis and wider reading is essential.
Understand the importance of professionalism and self-awareness
Understand the structure of the NHS
Develop improved skills to manage people and tasks more effectively.
Develop teaching and presentation skills.
Understand and demonstrate the role of the PA in primary/secondary care
Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between leaders and managers
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Teaching and Learning Strategy
Students will spend private study time in reading, completing coursework
Teaching mode will consist of group activities, formal lectures and workshops 5x3 hours
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others