School of Nursing & Midwifery

Clinical Leadership

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS Points 7.5

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Clinical Leadership 15 Credits Level 11 | ECTS Points 7.5
This course will enable you to understand the research process, identify evidence to inform practice and to critically explore the concept of clinical leadership in relation to the delivery of evidence based safe and effective person centred care. This module is part of the MSc Advancing Nursing Practice programme but can also be undertaken as a stand-alone module.
This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • Blended
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
Course Length
12-15 weeks
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the research process, distinguishing different research methods
  • Alternative perspectives on the importance of clinical leadership in healthcare systems
  • Policy drivers shaping the contemporary leadership agenda
  • Clinical development tools and processes within the context of safe, effective person centred care
  • The change process and its application to quality improvement

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

The module is delivered through online methods, including virtual classroom and discussion forums. You will engage with directed and self-directed learning activities supported by the module team.


Academic Support

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Study Skills Support


This module is suitable for registered nurses, midwives and health and social care professionals.

Normally, you are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, you are encouraged to make contact and discuss your circumstances.


UK/EU Students: £670

International Students: £1,200

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

Other Fees and Charges


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Nursing CPD team and we'll do our best to help.

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

University Wide Facilities


The university has moved to home teaching and working following official COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Government. Our staff will continue to process applications and respond to enquiries about your course during this time.  

Apply for School of Nursing and Midwifery short courses by requesting an application pack by email.

Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Nursing CPD team and we'll do our best to help.

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