Short course

Introduction to Leadership and Management for Health

This course introduces the field of management to students with various professional and academic backgrounds. Using healthcare organisations as a main focus, students will learn to effectively manage themselves, their teams and organisations by utilising theory and research to understand management and leadership.

Start date
22 - 24 April 2024 and 7 - 8 May 2024
5 days
Home - £565 International - £1480
Postgraduate Microcredential
10 credits

Introduction to Leadership and Management for Health

This short course provides an introduction to management for students from a range of professional and academic backgrounds. Its aim is to examine the main components of management in a way that is accessible to students with different levels of experience of working in organisations. Using health care organisations as a focus it explores the key elements of managing self, managing teams and managing organisations to enable students to develop a critical perspective on organisation. It focuses on the use of theory and research to build an understanding of management and leadership in organisations.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this short course you should be able to:

1. Discuss broad conceptual approaches to the study of management

2. Examine management of self; management of teams; management of the organisation as a framework for the practice of management.

3. Analyse critically specific theories of management and leadership and their utility in increasing understanding of organisations

4. Examine the rationale for and effectiveness of change strategies utilised in health care organisations.

5. Evaluate critically the concept of organisational culture and its applications in managing health care.

6. Critique relevant research to inform an analysis of health care organisations.


One written assignment

Course coordinators

Course Lead: Iain Snelling

Course prerequisites

Degree level needed

Stand-Alone Course

This short course can be taken as a stand-alone course if required.

This short course can be taken as an assessed or non assessed week To apply, please contact the Programme Administrator, 0121 414 7577, or at Applications must be received a minimum of one month before the start date of the course. For further information on fees or entry requirements, please contact the Programme Administrator.