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Module/Course Description

Course Title: Leadership and its Application to Healthcare

Course Code: UU-HCM-2050-UG


Credits: 4.00

Course Description:

Course/Module Description:

This module is concerned with the application of leadership to improve health care delivery systems, both large and small.  Rather that examining leadership in vacuum, we will instead critically evaluate what leadership is and how it is applied. 

(i) Improving the organizational performance of health care institutions, including hospitals, GP practices, and community health centres, (ii) Improving the safety, quality and experience of health care, enhancing access, and reducing disparities, (iii) Influencing local, regional and national health policy from the bottom-up, and (iv) Influencing public health policies relating to disease prevention, prevention of violence, and reduction of drug use.  Much of the class time will be spent in critical discussions and analyses of case studies that illustrate the application of leadership in the four central domains of the module.

Course/Module Objectives:

The main objectives of the course are:

  1. To discuss and analyse concepts, theories, characteristics, tools, and practices of leadership
  2. To examine and critically evaluate both the role and practice of leadership.

Course/Module Learning Outcomes:

After completion of the course students are expected to be able:

  1. To critically analyse leadership characteristics, theories and concepts
  2. To apply leadership theory to leading oneself, leading teams and leading organisations
  3. To evaluate leadership tools and practices in different contexts.




Prerequisites: UU-BA-IND100-UG

Prerequisites Categories: Year 1

Typical Module duration: 4.0 Week(s)


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