NMHS43780 Leadership,QI&Gov HC for ANP

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module explores leadership, quality improvement, governance and collaborative practice. The module introduces and further develops the knowledge, skills and attitudes of healthcare professionals in the context of clinical governance with specific emphases on leadership theory and skills, inter-organisational partnership and frameworks, the concepts of participation and principles of collaboration, team building and understanding individual and organisational change. Students explore motivational models, performance appraisal systems and approaches to managing conflict. Clinical leadership and models of change management and the use of action research, action learning sets, appreciative inquiry are also explored. During the module the students will examine the concepts of practice development and work improvement initiatives. Team building and related concepts and understanding individual and organisational change and how to implement change successfully are also achieved. Issues in relation to quality improvement and patient safety will also be addressed in the context of advanced nursing practice.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Compare frameworks for partnership, quality and governance in different health care contexts including role change and collaborative practice
2. Compare and contrast different leadership theories and apply these to practice settings
3. Evaluate quality improvement models and strategies and their application to effective management and quality improvement at individual and organisational levels
4. Discuss a variety of approaches to practice development in your area.
5. Understand different leadership theories
6. Apply theoretical model (s) for the management of conflict and organisational change
7. Appreciate the importance of developing self confidence for leadership roles such as presentation skills and working as part of a group

Indicative Module Content:

Leadership Theories
Nursing Metrics
Quality Assurance
Action learning Sets
Change Management
Researching Change in your own organisation
Clinical leadership
Performance appraisal
Organisational culture
Group development and Team Building

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group




Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module takes a problem based approached to student learning. A blended learning strategy is used with students encouraged to undertake reading of relevant core and journal texts. Formal content is provided by relevant experts in the field of leadership. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Assignment: Group project 5,000 words and short reflective
Week 11 n/a Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50% No


Continuous Assessment: Video presentation OR Design a poster and
write an Abstract and or Reflective account
(excluding references) to accompany the
Week 5 n/a Alternative non-linear conversion grade scale 50% No



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?

The first assignment is a formative assignment and accounts for 35% of the overall module assessment. Students are given individual and peer feedback in order to improve in the next assessment.

Name Role
Mrs Martha Elizabeth (Marlize) Barnard Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Marlize Barnard Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Timothy Frawley Lecturer / Co-Lecturer