MPharm Pharmacy with a Foundation Year

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
Healthcare Leadership

Course unit fact file
Unit code PHAR30902
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Available as a free choice unit? No


Leadership skills are a core component of healthcare professional practice. In this unit, participants will explore the theory and practice of leadership, motivation, coaching, negotiation, stress management and safety leadership. Participants will undertake a series of practical exercises and assignments during which they identify and reflect on their own strengths and development needs, and apply their knowledge to case studies that reflect their future practice.

The topics covered in this course unit are mapped to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s leadership competency framework. A particular emphasis of the unit will be on applying these topics to the promotion of patient safety and staff wellbeing.


Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
PHAR10200 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
PHAR10400 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
PHAR20200 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
PHAR10500 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
PHAR20500 Pre-Requisite Compulsory

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  • understand leadership within the context of pharmacy and interprofessional healthcare practice
  • critically evaluate theories and practices of leadership and associated topics
  • understand their own strengths and development needs
  • support their own and others’ development
  • understand the relationship between leadership, staff wellbeing and patient safety.

Assessment methods

Assessment Weighting Equivalent credits
2 x individual reflective assignment 50% per assignment 5 per assignment

Feedback methods

Reflective assignments will receive feedback within 15 days after the final deadline submission.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading will be listed on each pre-read handout.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
eAssessment 25
Practical classes & workshops 10
Independent study hours
Independent study 65

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Denham Phipps Unit coordinator

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