Medical Leadership MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Medical Leadership MSc/PGDip/PGCert

School of Medicine

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston, Burnley and Westlakes

Contact UCLan

Course Enquiries
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Full-time one year / Part-time each module is taught over a 3 month block

  • Level:

    Postgraduate, Professional Development

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, Full-time and Part-time

  • Campus:

    Preston, Burnley and Westlakes

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Why study this programme?

Are you a Postgraduate Professional (PGP) who has aspiration to move into a Senior Leadership position? As a PGP with high potential you will want to lead your team from the front confidently and competently in the executive arena. This modular course allows you to discover and capitalise on your unique leadership strengths, maximise your leadership legitimacy and improve team performance in your specialist area. It will enable you to safely develop a suite of new executive skills and transfer them directly into practice as you progress through each module.

The course combines diverse, commercial know-how and internationally acknowledged, pragmatic self-assessment tools to help you develop best practice. The modular format means you can study at your own pace, putting new skills into practice with the support of your peers and the academic team before moving onto the next stage.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally have a British honours degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent, in a relevant subject from an approved institution of higher education.

Non-standard applicants are welcomed. 

Recognition of prior and work-based Learning in accordance with University regulations may be available.

International applicants will have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent)

Programme at a Glance

September Semester 2020 Module 1- MB4300(Compulsory)

Foundation in Medical Leadership

The Medical Leadership foundation module sets the tone, context and provides the whole tool kit for you to gain the base line of your leadership strengths potential, style, and NHS competency level.

This 2-day, face-to-face taught module will also enable you to establish your baseline, gain confidence, develop positive collaborative peer groups and build the foundations of the academic toolkit for this programme.

 

Once you have completed the foundation module you can cherry pick the next module of choice to develop particular skills depending on organisational and personal need.
 

  • Module MB4301 Inspiring Shared Purpose, Leading with Care and Sharing the Vision
  • Module MB4302 Connecting our Service, Engaging our Team and Influencing for Results
  • Module MB4303 Evaluating Information and Quality Improvement Methodology
  • Module MB4304 Leading When Things Go Wrong
  • Module MB4305 Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous (VUCA) Environments and the Public Sector.
  • Module MB4306 NHS Components of NHS Finance, NHS Organisational Design and the Public Sector

Further Information

This course aligns and builds on the GMC guidance on Leadership and management standards for medical professionals. The GMC have set out the behaviours needed for medical leadership and management practice across the UK health sector.

These standards are designed specifically for medical professionals working in the UK, from all specialties, career stages and across all sectors involving healthcare including:

  • Self-awareness, self-development
  • Personal resilience, drive and energy
  • Being a team player/team leader with ability to work with nested teams
  • Build corporate culture and innovation
  • Design and implement systems leadership

The Medical Leadership foundation module sets the tone, context and provides the whole tool kit for you to gain the base line of your leadership strengths potential, style, and NHS competency level.

This 2-day, face-to-face taught module will also enable you to gain confidence, develop positive collaborative peer groups and build the foundations of the academic toolkit for this programme.

Once you have completed the foundation module you can cherry pick the next module of choice to develop particular skills depending on organisational and personal need.

The other programme modules are centred around:

  1. Defining vision, mission values, goals and strategies
  2. Connecting and engaging your team to stakeholders, and influencing for results
  3. Governance, quality improvement methodology and business decision making
  4. Leading when things go wrong
  5. Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) and the public sector
  6. Finance and NHS organisational design

The final assessment is pieced together from the modules chosen.

The course will enable PGPs to navigate the core medical leadership challenges:

  • Developing the technical executive skillset, capability and competency
  • Understanding and navigating policy
  • Understanding and navigating legislation

Opportunities

Intended career benefits:

  • At the end of these modules you will establish the baseline of your own authentic leadership style and strengths and be able to maximise and capitalise on these talents currently in your current sphere of practice and as you move to new roles.
  • At the end of these modules you will understand the facets of high performing teams to be able to activate collaborative team working.
  • At the end of these modules you will have developed the technical executive skillset, capability and competency that is particular to each module.
  • At the end of these modules you will be able to create and respond with clear leadership intention as you progress up your career ladder.
  • At the end of these modules you will be able to leverage the facets of high performing teams to build and strengthen your team as a collective.  

How to Apply

Our Postgraduate section has more information around applying including visiting UCLan and the support available.

If you want to continue and apply now, you can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).

Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Applications

Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2020/21

Full-time: £7,920 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £880 per 20 credit module (UK/EU)

Full-time International Students: £14,000

Further information:

For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Professional Accreditation

Royal College of Surgeons
Centre accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons

Learning Environment and Assessment

Modules are delivered using a range of methods: face to face, online, via live discussion, recorded lectures, small peer group learning groups, for example.

Through small peer to peer group work, peer led feedback and feed forward and in addition to course leader positive support, feed forward, feedback, PGPs will develop ‘show how’ leadership skill and proficiency as they move through each module.

The assessments will be generated by the PGP over the period of each module. The lens in which these patches will be devised and developed will be related to the PGP’s sphere of practice in specific relation to the title of each module. These bite size pieces of work will enable the PGP to gradually build up a whole picture of their sphere of practice in relation to the topic of each module.

The oral exam (viva) is the opportunity for the PGP to share, appraise, synthesise and evaluate their learning from the module. This will demonstrate the PGP applying, practicing and evaluating the content of the module in their sphere of practice to the panel.

Our faculty of Senior Leadership Team contributors come from a variety of industries including health, culture and commercial areas, will provide case scenarios and expert narrative of leadership in action from a variety of settings. This will facilitate cross pollination of best ideas and practice across boundaries. This inspiration will trigger innovation in your leadership practice, driving productivity and improve organisational culture.

Jane Samson MSc, CPCC, Certified Executive and Team Coach brings 18 years of workforce development and empowering expertise. As an ACC with the International Coaching Federation her coaching practice is in alignment with best practice, ethics and international standards.

Jane has lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East spanning 8 years, NYC, and Atlanta Georgia before settling back in the UK in 2015. As a healthcare leader in the NHS, an entrepreneur in Abu Dhabi and in the UK she currently works within UCLan’s Postgraduate team for the School of Medicine.

The course has been gradually developed with UK medical colleagues and following delivery of successful Executive and Team Leadership projects across many industries internationally.

Jane’s Industry Fields of Practice

Health Care, Financial Services, Nuclear, HR, Banking, Entrepreneurship, Education, Non-profit, Project Management, Engineering, Automotive and Aerospace