ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title Leading People and Teams in Healthcare Organisations
Code MGTK713
Coordinator Mrs EI Forrester
Strategic Change
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2023-24 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):


Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   2



Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 116


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Virtual group presentation Reassessment Opportunity: individual 1000 word analysis of a leader/leadership situation within a health organisation Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty app  15    25       
Individual Report Reassessment Opportunity: repeat assignment with same brief Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Assessment: Yes    75       


This module aims to:

Provide healthcare professionals with the ability to develop and apply their leadership knowledge and skills to lead and perform effectively;

Develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of how leaders in healthcare organisations can help people develop and work within and across teams;

Provide an opportunity to explore the concepts of role, function and deliverables in and across teams to support robust healthcare governance;

Enable students to relate leadership models and frameworks from academic literature and apply these to the perspectives and concerns of healthcare;

Develop students’ ability to be personally reflexive about ‘self’ and impact upon others.

Learning Outcomes

(LE1) Flexible and adaptable.
Students will consider different perspectives and hence demonstrate adaptability in the approach to leadership considerations.

(LE2) A problem solver.
The discussions regarding the challenges of leadership in the context of healthcare situations will focus specifically on resolving leadership issues.

(LE3) Organised and able to work under pressure.
The group presentation will require students to plan and also work within a time pressured situation.

(LE4) A leader.
The module will enable students to reflect on their leadership approach and their future leadership development.

(LO1) Students will be able to critically analyse the behaviour of individuals and groups in healthcare organisations in terms of the key factors that influence team behaviours.

(LO2) Students will be able to critically evaluate the potential effects on healthcare organisational outcomes to include structure and culture, with regard to high and poor performance.

(LO3) Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse their own practice in the context of leadership and management theories, models, and concepts.

(LO4) Students will be able to identify how they can assess their own team’s performance and reflect on their experience and effectiveness of working with people and in teams.

(LO5) Students will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the importance of communication within healthcare teams, and the relationships and roles that exist across the UK and overseas.

(LRE1) A team player.
Students will explore concepts and theories of teams, undertake a virtual group assessment and reflect on their performance within the team.

(LRE2) An excellent verbal and written communicator.
Students will have the opportunity to develop written and oral communication skills through virtual group discussions and online presentation and individual assessment.

(LRE3) IT literate.
The nature of the module in terms of online delivery will enable students to develop skills in using a virtual learning/communications environment. The group presentation will require strong IT skills in order to ensure the presentation is audibly and visually engaging.

(LRE4) Internationally aware.
Students from diverse international backgrounds will have the opportunity to engage and collaborate with each other, enabling a rich understanding of global healthcare and developing skills in cross cultural working.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The Learning and Teaching Strategy has been guided by the Curriculum 2021 Framework, Attributes, and Hallmarks, and as such, all module content will be informed by current and cutting-edge research in the relevant subject area(s). The module has been designed with a focus on global citizenship, by ensuring that students are given the opportunity to collaborate with their peers. This will enable students to build their confidence by sharing their own experiences, as well as helping them to understand how their learning might be applied to different healthcare settings and international contexts.

The module will primarily be delivered through eight e-lectures/seminars. These will consist of podcasts covering key concepts and theories on leadership and leadership situations within health organisations. Individual online tasks and discussion boards will be used to develop and apply learning within health organisations and the students’ own work contexts. These will be moder ated by the module instructor to ensure individual and group feedback, and to support the development of the virtual groups and to foster skills in critical self-reflection. Students will also be directed to key academic and practitioner readings to further develop their learning.

Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 24 hours

Description: The e-Lectures/seminars will equate to 3 hours/week over 8 weeks undertaken asynchronously.
Attendance Recorded: Yes – tracked via the learning platform.

Additionally, one scheduled synchronous seminar will be delivered in which students will discuss the recorded group presentations submitted by their peers for assessment 1 (if there are issues with time zones another seminar will be provided). Peer discussion and questions will be encouraged. This session will be recorded and moderated by the module instructor.

Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 2 hours

Description: The scheduled seminar will equate to 2 hours u ndertaken synchronously. The date and time of the seminar will be confirmed at the start of the module.
Attendance Recorded: Yes – tracked via the learning platform.

Students will also be given directed group activities that enable the development of the virtual groups for the assessment and provide opportunities for formative feedback from the module instructor in relation to assessment 1.

Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 8 hours

Description: Virtual group work equating to 1 hour/week over 8 weeks.
Attendance Recorded: Yes – tracked via the learning platform.

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 116 hours

Description: This will involve directed and independent reading, independent research into healthcare organisations and assessment preparation.



An appreciation and understanding of the contribution that HR and Organisational Development can bring. Practical and useable case studies will enable students to understand HR / OD in real-life/applied situations.

Considering the concepts of role, function and deliverables in and across teams to support robust healthcare governance.

Understanding ‘self’ and ‘other’; developing reflexivity. Assessing various personality and team theories and concepts.

Creating and developing high performing individuals and teams.

Employee engagement; task and relationship behaviours; autonomy versus freedom.


Coaching and mentoring.

Inclusive and authentic leadership; collaborating internally and externally.

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.