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Key features

This 20 credit degree level module, has been specifically developed for those employed within an urgent, emergency and critical care setting, looking to enhance their role as a clinical leader. 
The module will enable you to demonstrate the personal qualities required to work with others and manage finite resources, through initiatives supporting quality improvement and innovation, relevant to these areas of practice. You will be supported to build on your existing expertise, exploring leadership in practice and engagement in opportunities to enhance your confidence and competence to lead and manage quality improvement and innovation. 
Within the taught component of the module you will at times be joined by guest key speakers from all sectors, not just health, who will share their valuable knowledge and experiences.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree


Blended learning approach with face to face delivery in Plymouth

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Course details

 On successful completion of this module you will be able to: 
  • demonstrate systematic and detailed understanding of leadership, management and culture within urgent, emergency and critical care
  • apply a systematic approach to identify and define complex problems, evaluating factors influencing innovation and service improvement
  • work effectively within a team, anticipating and proactively resolving conflict
  • judge the reliability, validity and significance of evidence, evaluating contradictory information/data/results
  • consider patient involvement/patient preference when synthesising ideas, information and evidence to inform novel solutions supporting quality improvement/innovation.
This module can count towards the following courses:


You will demonstrate that you have met the assessed learning outcomes in an assignment that can be presented in the style of a project report, a business case or a journal article. 
(Please note that these assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit). 

Module dates

6, 7, 8 November, 11,12,13 December and 8 Jan 2024.
(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers – for further information please contact the Professional Development Unit. 

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
  • Application forms. 
  • Change of name forms.
  • Pre-course information.
  • Downloadable guides.
  • Student card.
Admissions information Additional information and documentation required for the application process.Access to application forms, download guides and confirmation information. Visit our admissions homepage.

Entry requirements

Professional Development students
Students wishing to undertake this module as part of a professional development pathway must be:
  • in possession of previous study at level 5 (Diploma of Higher Education) or a foundation degree 
  • on a professional register (i.e. NMC, HCPC) and:
  • practicing within urgent, emergency or critical care to have the practice experience required to achieve the learning outcomes.
Each student will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.
Medical students looking to intercalate
Medical students who are looking to intercalate should also contact the PDU for information on the specific entry requirements for our intercalated programmes:

Fees and funding

Please see our professional development module fees page.
Funding for this module may be available through your employing trust. Please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator who will advise and, where funding is available, guide you through the application process.
If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.
Funding for intercalated students
As this is a core module in the full-time intercalated degrees please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information about funding.