Leadership Role in Quality and Innovation


Whether you want to build skills in leadership to advance in your career, or you want to brush up the latest skills and application of leadership in quality and innovation, this module is for you.

With the experts at Staffordshire University, you to consider key leadership topics in relation to Health and Social Care. Leadership theories will provide a valuable lens through which approaches to achieving collaborative working practice can be explored. These theories address dimensions of leadership such as change management, conflict, teamwork, motivation, and power.

The nature of health and social care environments will be granted close consideration, for example, local and national directives that impact upon quality issues and client care. You will be encouraged to develop a context-sensitive and multifaceted appreciation of leadership topics. This will enable you to recognise how a complex intersection of relational, organisational and cultural factors shape the basis of successful leadership.

Delivery method

Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities: (30 hours)

20 hours of classroom lectures*, 8 hours of groupwork, seminars, 2 hours of group / individual tutorials.


*12 January

26 January

9 February

23 February

9 March

Guided Independent Study: (120 hours)

100 hours: This might include reading, shadowing and visits to alternative practice settings, reflective writing/journals, preparation for assessment (formative and summative),

20 hours: The importance of the patient experience in relation to leadership topics will be considered through group discussion and formative assessment.

Academic credits
Delivery method
Blended learning
Centre for Health Innovation Stafford

3 months

Start date

12th January 2021

Entry requirements

Evidence of ability to study at levels 6 or above and/or relevant health and social care experience.




Dr Edward Tolhurst

Senior Lecturer

I am a Senior Lecturer, and researcher in the field of dementia, ageing and care. I am based in the Postgraduate team and the course leader for the MSc in Medical Education. I am also Chair of Research Ethics in the School of Health and Social Care.

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