Leadership in Advanced Clinical Practice

Module Overview

Leadership in Advanced Clinical Practice is aimed at all healthcare professionals working at or towards the level of advanced clinical practice.  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

  • Study day 1 – Monday 06 November 2017
  • Study day 2 – Tuesday 07 November 2017
  • Study day 3 – Wednesday 08 November 2017
  • Study day 4 – Thursday 09 November 2017
  • Study day 5 –  Friday  10 November 2017

Assessment date

  • Essay 05/01/2018

Method of teaching

The individual sessions involve a range of teaching and learning approaches.  This includes lectures, student led literature based seminars, 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. The fee is £675. 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