Leadership in Advanced Clinical Practice

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

Please note: this module will not be offered from 2019/20

Module Overview

It examines critical thinking in the context of leadership; situates clinical leadership in the wider context of public health, epidemiology, health promotion, partnership working and health policy, and explores the importance of leadership with regard to quality, service improvement, and clinical governance.  The nature of clinical leadership and the central role of highly developed communication skills are also analysed.  The learning and teaching approaches are underpinned by detailed consideration of the relevant research and theory.  There will be opportunities for collaborative learning and engagement with clinical leaders and researchers.


20 credits

Module Attendance Required

One week block

Module Dates

  • 12-16 November 2018 - course attendance
  • 14 January 2019 - Essay submission

Method of teaching

The individual sessions involve a range of teaching and learning approaches.  This includes lectures, case study work, discussion sessions and self-directed learning.  There is also the expectation of active participation on the part of students to help ensure it is an interesting learning experience and relevant to diverse student needs.  The material delivered in the taught sessions needs to be supplemented with sustained engagement with the relevant theoretical and research literature.


Essay (Written Assignment) (100%).  3000 words.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Entry requirements 

Enrolment on MSc/PGDip/PGCert Advanced Clinical Practice and/or working as Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Stand Alone Course

This module can also be taken as a stand alone course if required. For more information about entry requirements or to apply, please contact the Programme Administrator:

Tel: +(44) 0121 414 6014 
Email: acp@contacts.bham.ac.uk