Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Medical Leadership and Management

University of Chester · Institute of Medicine

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a medical first degree, or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to educate doctors in the principles of leadership and management and is suitable for doctors at all stages of their careers.

Programme Structure:

The programme is modular with six taught modules . The course culminates in a Research Dissertation.

Manager Learning and Continuous Professional Development

Areas covered include:

  • Evolution of management and organisational leadership
  • Managing the self and others
  • Diagnosis of manager learning style preferences
  • Personal CPD planning
  • Developing managers and leaders, communities and organisations

Leading and managing people

Sessions will cover:

  • The psychological contract and affective well-being
  • Nature of leadership
  • HRM strategy and its ‘fit’ to organisational goals
  • Managing flexibility
  • HR activities on the line

Managing Change in the Health Service

Areas covered include:

  • corporate strategy
  • organisational development
  • leading, influencing and responding to organisational change
  • developing a critical appreciation of work in this field
  • evaluation of issues within organisational behaviour.

Finance for Managers

Sessions will cover:

  • Financial accounting – financial reporting/statements/corporate financing/financial control techniques/cash flow management
  • Management and cost accounting – operational/implementation/strategic financial decision making/performance measurement
  • Investment decisions – appraisal/risk/financing/capital rationing/strategy/acquisitions/rationing/strategy/acquisitions and mergers
  • Value based management – shareholder value/valuation/ethical issues

Leadership and Performance Management in the Health Service

Topics covered include:

  • Support plans for clinical services as part of the strategy for the wider healthcare system
  • Accurate identification of the appropriate type and level of resources required to deliver safe and effective services
  • Provision of guidance and direction for others using the skills of team members effectively
  • Analyse information from a range of sources about performance
  • Taking responsibility for tackling difficult issues

Research Methods for Medical Leadership

A module that provides training in the essential qualities needed as a researcher or practitioner to use the medical management literature.

Management Research Dissertation

An opportunity to investigate systematically and in depth a management-based topic of direct relevance to the programme of study and his/her personal interests – and therefore enabling the MBA to be customised; to enable the student to draw on and contribute to the development of the growing body of knowledge in the medical management field; and to present the outcomes of personal research in the form of a substantive research dissertation. The Dissertation should lead to publication of your research.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months


full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months


part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01244 511000
01244 513111