NMHS30290 Leadership & Management

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module introduces the student to the key principles/theories of management and leadership, quality improvement, and information management systems. It provides the student with an understanding of how management and leadership, quality improvement and the information impact within the clinical practice. Issues concerned with maintaining quality in nursing/midwifery and health care, including change management, and clinical audit will be further explored. Additionally, students will be introduced to a number of methods and tools that may be used to measure quality in healthcare. The effect of informatics on the healthcare consumer as well as professional practice, administration, research and education are also explored.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Critically analyse and demonstrate a knowledge of the key principles of leadership and management and explain their difference between management and leadership
2. Critically discuss the concept of ‘quality in health care’ in the context of nursing & midwifery
3. Explore the value of information systems to the management of a clinical environment
4. Critically analyse how information management systems contribute to effective organisational structures and quality of care

Indicative Module Content:

Healthcare systems & Irish healthcare system
Management and leadership theories
Environment of care/Professional Practice
Principles of Quality in Healthcare
Managing and leading nursing/midwifery care
Principles of co-ordination, delegation, supervision, and monitoring of nursing care
Principles of Information Systems in Healthcare
Standardised language for practice in the delivery of nursing & midwifery care Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Data Protection and E-Health
Teamwork, staffing, clinical handover and open disclosure
Conflict Management - self directed learning
Managing change & organisation culture
Auditing in action and measuring standards to improve quality of care
Lean systems in Healthcare

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The key teaching and learning approaches used in the module include: lectures; critical writing; reflective learning; online, class discussions. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Manag and Qual Improv (NURS30290)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: Written Coursework Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback individually to students, post-assessment - this is given orally, and written/annotated feedback out of class, in a meeting. Group/class feedback, post-assessment - this will be given as written feedback through the VLE.

Name Role
Mrs Dairin Hines Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 11 Mon 09:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 6, 8 Mon 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 4, 10, 12 Thurs 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 Tues 09:00 - 10:50