Module: Leading and Managing Teams by Brenda Wilcock

Code: HLT3107

20 credits at level HE6

Description and Purpose of Module

This module provides students with the opportunity to explore and develop their role as leaders and managers within the context of team working.

There is a recognised and growing demand for health care professionals with high level leadership and management skills. This module provides a dynamic opportunity to explore and develop your role as a leader and manager within the context of team working.

Indicative Syllabus Content

In brief the course content covers management/leadership; styles and theories; personal analysis; collaboration and performance management.
Team working considers the theories and concepts of teams including: professional power and empowerment; team building; team dynamics and motivational theories.

Learning, Teaching and Assessment

Students will be encouraged to learn through the examination of their own, and others, beliefs, attitudes and assumptions, and from that process it is envisaged they will be able to identify their own special learning needs.
This will be enhanced by the multi disciplinary context in which health professionals from a wide range of experiences share in the learning process.
Learning strategies will be matched to the nature of the subject area and context and are likely to include:
problem based learning workshops
self-directed study

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

  Learning Outcomes
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
Assessment Criteria
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
1. Respond to different behaviours within a team 1.1 Demonstrate an understanding of personal traits
2. Identify individual skills and competencies that are essential for future leaders 2.1 Critically evaluate your capacity for development as a leader/manager
2.2 Utilise the different dimensions of power within the context of leading people appropriately
3. Critically analyse the concept of team working 3.1 Effectively analyse factors that promote or inhibit team working
3.2 Identify strategies to resolve conflicting behaviours within a team
4. Promote a working environment that fosters motivation 4.1 Identify different theories of motivation that seek to explain peoples attitudes to work
4.2 Demonstrate how these theories improve and increase performance
5. Understand the principles of performance management 5.1 Critically appraise performance management strategies relevant to the situation


Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:

Type CW
Description4000 word report/assignment on a work related issue
%age 100
Final Assessment
Learning Outcomes1,2,3,4,5

Prerequisite Module(s)

There are no prerequisites for this module.

Barred Combinations

No restrictions apply.

Indicative Reading

Belbin (1993) Team roles at Work Butterworth-Heinemann London
Hollyforde, S. Whiddett, S. (2002) The Motivation Handbook CIPD London
Marquis, B., Huston, C (2006) (5th Ed.) Leadership roles & management functions in nursing. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA
Marriner-Tomey, A (2004) A resource guide for use with Guide to nursing management and leadership (7th Ed)
Mullins L.J. (2007) Management and Organisational Behaviour. (8th Ed.) Pitman Publishing. London
Northhouse, P.G. (2007) Leadership: theory and Practice (4th Ed) Sage, Thousand Oaks
Pardy, D. (2007) Introducing Leadership Butterwoth-Heinemann Oxford
Robbins, S.P. Judge, T.A. (2008) Essentials of Organisational Behaviour (9th ed) Prentice Hall, New York

Module Type: CORE
Module Length: 1
Host Subject Group:
Version Number:: 0.1

Activity Log

User Name Date Accessed Action
bw7 25/03/2009 13:49:33 amended
Admin 11/06/2009 14:31:04 Revalidated
bw7 05/10/2010 17:39:54 Ammended
bw7 11/10/2010 18:12:20 Ammended
Admin 18/10/2010 16:08:05 Revalidated