Public Health Leadership Strand
Full course description
The importance of understanding leadership as part of achieving Public Health goals is critical to reducing inequality and improving health. However the rapidly changing environment and huge variations in available health resources makes leadership in Public Health a complex and constantly evolving issue. It is important for those of us in Public Health, or entering Public Health roles for the first time, to have some understanding of leadership as it relates to our chosen field of work.
This Module aims to introduce you to and help you to develop leadership competencies through the following.
- Examining the key debates around Leadership in Public Health in relationship to modernism, postmodernism, technological change and their implications for leaders within organisations.
- Introducing key theoretical frameworks that underpin leadership learning, and enable the critical use of this knowledge and understanding by applying theory to actual practice within the context of Public Health.
- Developing the ability to reflect on the Public Health leadership role and development needs of individuals, so that personal and professional development planning for a leadership role is built upon sound analysis of self in context.
- Stimulating self-assessment of leadership competencies by the participants to help identify knowledge gaps and further training needs in leadership.
By engaging successfully with this module you will be able to:
- Understand the key concepts of Leadership theory and the key differences between Management and Leadership, and their relevance to Public Health practice.
- Critically reflect on your own job role in the light of leadership theory, review your professional and personal development as a Public Health leader throughout the module, and develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) with reference to your organisational context.
- Critically analyse the complexities of leading and motivating people in the Public Health arena, where one is predominantly working with multiple stakeholders.
- Critically evaluate the impact of all the above-mentioned outcomes on the management practice of Public Health professionals, in terms of both discourse and practice.
- Apply relevant concepts of leadership to future or current professional workplace.
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