PS6011: Leadership in Paramedic Practice

PS6011: Leadership in Paramedic Practice

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Leadership in Paramedic Practice
Module Code PS6011
Module Tutor Matt Perry
School School of Health and Social Care
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

This module critically examines the delivery of successful health and social care services through effective management and strong leadership. It will help to build on previous knowledge and experience, develop analytical skills as well as proving an overview of the organisational, legal and policy contexts within which managers operate, identifying the challenges and opportunities of the sector.

Indicative Syllabus

This module will include the following topics:

Health policy current to health and Social Care practice

The future of the NHS

Government drivers CQUINS (Commissioning for Quality and Innovation)

Care Quality Commission

New models of Care – Vanguards

Leading change, adding Value

Transforming Care for people with learning disabilities – next steps

Improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people

5 year forward view for Mental Health for the NHS in England

Office of National statistics – the collation date

Workforce planning


Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Critically appraise current health and social care policy and the direct influence it has on clinical practice

  2. Demonstrate and articulate a comprehensive understanding of government drivers and how to achieve these in practice

  3. Critically appraise the models of care demonstrated by the Vanguard initiatives and their integration into clinical practice

  4. Critically evaluate the impact of current health and social care policy on the people with learning disability and the economic and environmental challenges faced

  5. Explore and critically appraise the difficulties and differences experienced by children and young people, from a sociological perspective, and how policy is driving change

  6. Identify and critically analyse impact that rigorous data collection has on changing health policy

  7. Identify and evaluate the challenges faced with work force planning and commissioning as a key driver of quality and outcomes

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 50
Independent Learning Hours: 100
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Assignment: Individual: 3000 words
Special Assessment Requirements


Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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