Taught course

Medical Leadership

Institution
University of Central Lancashire · School of Medicine
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

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Entry requirements

  • Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree in related subject.
  • Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience.
  • Recognition of Prior and Work Based Learning in accordance with University regulations may be available.
  • Applicants must be working to build on learning and to build portfolio for final assessment.
  • A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application
  • IELTS: Score of at least 6.5 or equivalent.
  • International applicants will have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent)

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you are you a Postgraduate Professional (PGP) seeking a move into Senior Leadership, the MSc Medical Leadership program will equip you to lead your team in the executive arena. Discover and capitalise on your unique leadership strengths, maximise your leadership legitimacy and improve team performance in your specialist area.

The course combines diverse, commercial know-how and internationally recognised self-assessment tools to help you develop best practice.

The Medical Leadership foundation module provides a toolkit to help you establish the baseline of your leadership strengths and style, and your NHS competency level to lead from the front and move up the career ladder.

Once you have completed the foundation module, you can cherry pick your next module - focusing on your personal interests, professional and organisational needs, and the skills you require to succeed in Senior Leadership.

WHY STUDY WITH US

  • Join an up-to-date, dynamic and flexible course which offers tailored options to suit a wide range of postgraduate medical, clinical and healthcare professionals.
  • Learn in a safe small cohort in bite sized chunks as you implement the learning step by step with support from the course leaders and fellow high potentials in your sphere of practice though each module.
  • Access experienced, practising clinicians and commercial experts with current expertise in specific modules. They’re part of the extended academic, clinical and commercial NHS team readying you for the demands of the to exerting influence and leveraging your Senior Leadership skill set and unique leadership strengths in practice.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • The Medical Leadership foundation will enable participants to establish a baseline of their unique strengths, style, role competency and organisational priority in the context of their sphere of practice. The culture of the programme is to foster positive collaborative peer groups, and build the foundations of the academic toolkit and skill for successful postgraduate assessment attainment.
  • In each Medical Leadership module PGP's will drive innovation in leading self, leading with their team and developing the key senior leadership skill sets that are essential to the NHS leadership competency framework driving towards the exemplary level.
  • Study at your own pace, putting new skills into practice with the support of your peers and the academic team before moving on to the next stage. Benefit from multi-professional learning in small groups of six per module.

LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT

Modules are delivered using a range of methods including live online conference calls, asynchronous and live discussion, recorded lectures, and small peer group learning groups.

Two-hour video calls are scheduled every 1-3 weeks, giving you time to digest, implement and reflect on your new know-how throughout each module.

Peer-to-peer group work, peer-led feedback and positive support from your group leader will help you to develop leadership skills and proficiencies as you progress through the course.

Bite-sized pieces of work will enable you to build up a whole picture of your sphere of practice in relation to each module. You’ll be assessed on these in order to demonstrate that you’ve achieved the learning outcomes from each module.

Oral exams (viva) are your opportunity to share, appraise, synthesise and evaluate your learning from a module.

GRADUATE CAREERS

Are you a career climber, are you looking to develop a portfolio career then the Medical Leadership modules will enable you to create the baseline of your authentic leadership persona. Then cherry pick the module/ skill set you need to grow to deliver SLT leadership legitimacy for your development and your organisational need.

These behaviours and standards, outlined by the GMC are designed specifically for UK-based medical professionals from all specialties, career stages and across all sectors involving healthcare and social care.

INDUSTRY LINKS

The course was developed with UK medical colleagues, and informed by successful executive and team leadership projects across many industries internationally.

The curriculum for the Medical Leadership course is aligned with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management Standards (2016). (As per bulletted list) The curriculum is also mapped to the GMC Leadership & Management for all doctors (2012); General Medical Council Generic Professional Capabilities Framework (2017) and the Healthcare Leadership Model (2013), 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 UK-based medical professionals from all specialties, career stages and across all sectors involving healthcare. They include:

  • Self-awareness and self-development
  • Personal resilience, drive and energy
  • Being a team player or team leader with the ability to work with nested teams
  • Building corporate culture and innovation
  • Designing and implementing systems leadership

PATHWAYS

There are two alternative exit awards available:

  • Medical Leadership, PGCert
  • Medical Leadership, PGDip

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk
Phone
01772 892400