Introduction to the practice and principles of managing individuals and teams within General Practice (degree level)

Key features

This 20 credit degree-level module addresses the needs of the members of the community and primary care team, who currently (or may in the future) have a responsibility for the day-to-day management of individuals and teams as part of their clinical and professional role.

In an informal yet academic context, this module will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on your current use of people management knowledge, competencies and skills.

Through discussion, face-to-face teaching, personal questionnaires, case studies and role-play, you will be able to review your current level of skills, your capabilities and identify areas for your own personal and professional development. Throughout you will be working within a small group and supported by peers and tutors.

Module code




FHEQ level

Level 6 - bachelors degree


To be confirmed

* This module was previously known as HEAC374

Course details

On completion of the module you will be able to:

  • identify the organisational context and culture of general practice and it’s place within the overall health care structure.
  • explore your own and others management and leadership styles including situational applications.
  • analyse and critique the way teams work including your personal team role preference.
  • identify, discuss and review the current recommended principles and approaches to selection and recruitment.
  • reflect upon your own transferable skill base and consider particularly the application of feedback skills, approaches to conflict, time management, managing meetings and dealing with difficult situations.
  • critically reflect upon the ever changing context of healthcare within general practice and evaluate its impact on the psychological contract, change management and motivation.

This module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards our BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Health and Social Care course and a number of associated pathways - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for this module you need to be either:

a registered health and social care professional


a health and social care worker in possession of previous study at level 5 (Diploma of Higher Education) or a foundation degree.

Module dates 

This module is expected to run during the 2017/18 academic year - dates and location to be confirmed.

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.

Our students say...

  • A "Being aware of personality types will hopefully help my management and leadership of my team."
  • A "Fantastic insight into different leadership styles."
  • A "Overall a good and enjoyable module. Opened up areas of working in a team that I hadn't thought about."
  • A "Really enjoyed the module. Full of resources and information that can be used in our everyday lives."

Module lead - Fiona Cook

Rooted firmly in practice, this module has been specifically designed to focus on the key principles and issues involved in managing and leading a team within community and primary care environment.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2017/18 academic year 

Please see our professional development module fees page.


Funding for this module may be available through your employing trust. To apply please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator who will guide you through the application process.

If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.