Leadership for Allied Health Professions - Masters Level CPD 30 credit module Short Course

Leadership for Allied Health Professions - Masters Level CPD 30 credit module  Short Course

This course will explore the many aspects of leadership and leading for allied health professionals. It will give students opportunity to undertake leadership self-assessments and gain an understanding of self-leadership developing self-awareness and self-confidence. The course will explore and evaluate team working and leadership identifying current political, economic, social and technological drivers in health and social care. Students will engage with action learning sets as a means of peer support to encourage collaborating with others in relation to identifying quality improvement initiatives.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:




Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:

Mixed Mode

Course Length:

30 Weeks


School of Sport and Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

September 2019 and February 2020

Entry Requirements:

As per criteria for M level study

Course Content

Course Outline:
This course is supported by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) and UCLan are recognised as a named provider. The course encourages a collaborative approach to leadership and leading between all allied health professionals.

Over 24 weeks with 5 days attendance at the University supported by online and asynchronous and synchronous learning events. Students also attend 1 day action learning set which is supported by a facilitator and then continued online Action learning sets.

Highlights of the Course

- Supported by the chartered society of physiotherapists.
- Opportunity to engage with Leadership self-assessment with feedback delivered by trained facilitator.
- Multi-mode delivery including face to face classroom, synchronous and asynchronous online
- Integrated use of Microsoft Teams to support students
- Facilitated action learning sets

Learning Environment & Assessment:


The method of assessment for this module has been designed to test all the learning outcomes.  Students must demonstrate successful achievement of these learning outcomes to pass the module.

1. Report and Presentation (50% weighting, 1500 word report with 10 minute supporting oral statement)

2. ViVa (50% weighting, 20 minute practical)


Academic Expertise

The programme is delivered with support of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the UCLan Leadership Hub Team. The staff team also are drawn for a range of Allied Health Professionals with current leadership experience and roles.

Learning outcome & aims

Module Aims

The aim of this course is to enable AHPs to examine critically the theory and practice of leadership and leading  people, services and organisation reflecting on the impact of their own leadership approach.


Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

1. Engage in critical discussion on the nature of leadership in relation to current social, political, technological and economic drivers within AHP practice in health or social care.
2. Critically discuss the theoretical basis of leadership underpinning theory, models and methods of developing leadership of self and others within organisations.
3. Critically analyse the challenge of being an AHP leader in practice and the inherent tensions imposed by personal, professional and organisational demands on the role.
4. Critically evaluate the impact of current leadership approaches in meeting service transformation and quality improvement using a range of tools and methods.
5. Critically reflect on their own leadership skills and development using a range of self-assessment tools and identify the impact on immediate team, organisation and patient outcomes.

Industry links & professional accreditation

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Email: SFFTeam@uclan.ac.uk
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Application Form

Please complete the above application form and send to healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

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United Kingdom

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