Theories of Leadership and Change for Public Health Practice
This module enables students to explore and interrogate core theories in leadership, management, effective communication and organisational change.
This module is compulsory for students studying in the East of England Public Health Training scheme. Other students are welcome to attend.
Module Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- Describe and critically evaluate frameworks, principles and models associated with leadership, creativity and innovation, communication and conflict negotiation, team working, and change management
- Critically evaluate the applicability of a relevant theory or model to a chosen Public Health context and describe how to turn theory into practical change
- Effectively communicate as a leader or advocate in a Public Health context to a range of stakeholders, both verbally and in writing
- Demonstrate an ability to reflect on your own leadership style and its impact on others and to identify opportunities for your own personal learning and development as a leader.
Principles of Public Health.
Policy and Public Health and Social Epidemiology modules would be beneficial but not essential.
The module will be delivered using a combination of lectures, workshops, small-group exercises, and class discussions with experienced Public Health Consultants and leaders. Reading will be required prior to all sessions.
Two compulsory assessments applying leadership and change management models to two scenarios.
- A written report, critically evaluating a leadership or change model and applying it to a specific Public Health situation. (1000 words, 70% of module grade)
- A piece of reflective writing illustrating your leadership development related to one of the module themes/activities. (500 words, 30% of module grade)
Module Length: 4 days