Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Leadership and Service Development in Health and Social Care

The module aims to develop the leadership potential of the students and increase their confidence, knowledge and skills in leading service developments within their organisations.

Module Information

Module code



In this module topical issues and reports will be considered as they relate to the students’ fields of interest and work. Module content will include: • Historical perspectives on leadership • Leadership / Management roles continuum • Power / influence / authority • Leadership styles; personal qualities and professional competencies • Leaders in organisations and various contexts and responsibilities • Using emotional intelligence. • Communication, visioning, creativity • Impact of leadership on the organisation and organisations on individuals • Leading service developments • Marketing and Service user involvement

Entry requirements

Applicants at level 7 would normally possess a bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.


A 3000-word assignment that includes:

2000-word business or service development plan, including critical analysis of the potential strengths and possible limitations of the service development/business plan, with suggestions for how limitations could be overcome.

1000-word reflection on how the learning in this module will inform your leadership style going forward.

Module leader

Deborah Miarkowska

Module dates

2022-23 Semester 2  Falmer Campus, Brighton 

  • March 22, 23, 24, 27, 29

Assessment submission date: Monday 5th June 2023

2023-24 Semester 2  Falmer Campus, Brighton – (Dates subject to Change)

  • March 18, 19, 21, 22 – on Campus
  • March 28 – online via MS Teams

Assessment submission date: tbc


If you are choosing this module as part of a postgraduate or community course, please contact for specific information on the fee for this module

If you are taking this as a single module, the fee is:

2022-23 £1,092

2023-24 £1,112

Further Information

Please contact for further information about the module

This module is a core module for MSc Health and Management, also for MSc Advanced Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Podiatry.  It could also be used as an optional module for other courses in discussion with the course leader.

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