Democratic leadership (ii) Transactional leadership (iii) Pace-setting leadership
Drawing on relevant literature,
a) Describe each of the following leadership styles and any associated theories (20%)
(i) Democratic leadership
(ii) Transactional leadership
(iii) Pace-setting leadership
b) Critically discuss the extent to which these different styles of leadership would be appropriate or potentially effective in the following health professions education contexts (50%)
(i) Implementation of an integrated curriculum in lieu of a traditional (pre-clinical/clinical) curriculum (25%)
(ii) Implementation of online/blended delivery of a health professions curriculum in a crisis situation, such as the 2020 covid-19 pandemic (25%)
c) Critically discuss whether and how the leadership styles in part (a) may be developed in those with a leadership role. (30%)
ensure you address all parts of the question; your answer for each part should reflect the relative weighting for that part of the question. All parts of your answer should be supported with reference to relevant literature.
The word limit for this assignment is 2000 words, excluding any references or appendices (see Programme Assessment handbook for generic information about the format & presentation of assessments).
· Critically evaluate the role of a leader in health professions education, with respect to balancing vision, strategy, innovation, and adherence to regulators’ and institutional policies on design and delivery of health professions curricula.