Short courses
Nursing, Midwifery & Health Professions

Advanced Personal Effectiveness

University Certificate in Postgraduate Continuing Education

  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

Course information

Part-time

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  • Credits: 20, Level: Master's
  • Enrolment date: October and January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £561

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Further information

The module is suitable for any health or social care professional seeking to develop their own personal effectiveness and leadership capability.
For students studying this module on the Teesside University campus, the module is delivered over 14 weeks and has 4 study days. The module start with a 2 day block and then has 2 further days spread within the module. There are 4 hours of collaborate online learning which will enable students to further engage with the material and discuss application of theory to practice.

This module uses a variety of learning strategies such as the presentation of key concepts, student led seminars, group discussion, coaching conversations. The module is designed to utilise leadership diagnostic tools (such as the NHS Healthcare Leadership Model or other equivalent appropriate leadership assessment tools). The assessment tools are used to increase self-awareness and facilitate the development of personal action plans to enhance effectiveness and leadership capability in the workplace. Students will access a 2 hour facilitated conversation or feedback to the healthcare leadership model repot where this tool is used. This facilitated conversation may be face to face or can occur using appropriate contemporary software platforms.

Module content includes:

  • Contemporary leadership theory
  • Ethical, compassionate and value based leadership
  • Personal effectiveness including psychological capital (hope, optimism, resilience, self-efficacy)
  • Emotional and social intelligence
  • Global mind-set
  • Self-assessment strategies
  • Leadership diagnostic tools such as NHS Healthcare Leadership Model or equivalents
  • Personality traits and preferences (such as MBTI type)
  • Individual facilitated discussion following the use of appropriate leadership diagnostic tools to increase self-awareness and self-management
  • Developing a leadership philosophy and robust personal Action Plans
  • Principles and theories of reflection, reflexivity and critical appraisal
  • Research skills -validity of assessment tools
  • Transition to Level 7 study (for students studying as stand alone or within PgC awards)

How you learn

This module uses a variety of learning strategies such as the presentation of key concepts, student led seminars, group discussion, coaching conversations. Where there are large numbers of students in the group, the group will be split into smaller groups to facilitate the in-depth group work and seminar discussion required at mastery level. or to enable meaningful online collaborative discussions to occur.

The module is designed to utilise leadership diagnostic tools (such as the NHS Healthcare Leadership Model or other equivalent appropriate leadership assessment tools). The assessment tools are used to increase self-awareness and facilitate the development of personal action plans to enhance effectiveness and leadership capability in the workplace. Students will access a 2-hour individual facilitated conversation or 2hour feedback session to the healthcare leadership model report where this tool is used. Students will critically reflect upon their challenges, the findings of the diagnostics and will explore how they use their strengths and their action strategies to address developmental needs. This facilitated conversation can be face to face or for students studying at a distance using appropriate contemporary software platforms.

Technology-enabled learning (such as recorded information and online interactive learning sessions) will be utilised to support learning and further explore the students philosophy and challenges that are experiences in a professional role related to leadership and management. Students will be provided with a timetable identifying when synchronous learning activities will occur (classroom or online).

How you are assessed

The student will write a 3,000-word reflective essay which evaluates critically their personal effectiveness and leadership capability in relation to his/her role.

The assignment will usually be submitted by Week 14 of the module. All learning outcomes assessed.

Career opportunities

To enhance leadership effectiveness in current or appointment to future leadership roles.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have an honours degree in a health or social care-related subject or equivalent work-based experience. Applicants with other qualifications may be considered if they can provide evidence of the ability to study at master's level. Minimum of 12 months' post-qualification experience and in a position to actively engage in the leadership of practice.

For international students:
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent standard which means the ability to successfully communicate both verbally and in written format.

Course information

Part-time

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: Master's
  • Enrolment date: October and January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £561

Contact details

Further information

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