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Applied Health (Clinical Leadership) BSc (Full time) 2017 start

Key facts

Start date: September 2017

1 year full time

UK fees See fees section below

Study abroad option: No
Work placement option: No

This course is available to UK residents only


The BSc in Applied Health – Clinical Leadership is an intercalated full-time course over 1 year that offers you the chance to develop your knowledge and skills in leadership, whilst ensuring you are well grounded in the core skills required for learning, teaching and research. You will develop these skills whilst exploring aspects of Clinical Leadership in more detail. A longitudinal placement will run throughout the academic year which will enable to put the taught theory into practice and you will be assigned a project supervisor in order that you can carry out your own piece of research in a supportive environment.

In order to practise effectively, doctors and dentists need more than just clinical knowledge. They need critical appraisal skills, knowledge of research methods, and an understanding of the systems they are working in. This course is designed to give budding doctors and dentists the best chance to develop these transferable skills in order that they can become better clinicians and go on to achieve excellence. Many of our students go on to win prizes, publish their work and some have presented at national and even international conferences. This course is a potential pathway for those wishing to pursue an academic career.

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Course content

The intercalated BSc in Applied Health is a carefully blended mix of linked BSc programmes, which offer students the chance to follow a particular area of interest, whilst ensuring they are well grounded in essential skills for learning, teaching and research; including critical appraisal skills, literature appreciation and research methods so that they can evaluate new and current treatments. Students will have the opportunity to develop these core skills whilst exploring in more depth one of four specialist areas of particular interest to them: primary care, public health, medical education or clinical leadership.

All the programmes offer the support of a joint administrative and personal tutor team, plus the peer support that comes from shared induction and learning. Students will benefit from a longitudinal healthcare, public health, or educational placement to ensure that the theoretical knowledge they acquire can be appreciated and potentially applied in those environments.

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Learning and Teaching 10 credits
Clinical Placement 30 credits
Introduction to Health Systems 10 credits
Research and Evaluation Methods 10 credits
Research Project in Applied Health 40 credits
Strategic Management 20 credits

For more information on typical modules, read Applied Health (Clinical Leadership) BSc in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

Each student will be allocated to one leadership placement, with a dedicated placement tutor. This is likely to be within a clinical environment, but may involve work with wider agencies.


You will have full access to University of Leeds libraries, which include group study areas and spaces for private study. Much of the course material is provided through the Virtual Learning Environment, which can be accessed remotely, as well as on site. IT facilities have recently been upgraded and lecturers have access to high quality audio-visual equipment. Student support services are available through the course for study via the University's Student Services Centre.


Taught modules are assessed primarily by essays. Additional assessments include the demonstration of practical skills such as teaching a small group session, presentation at a mini conference, and performance during your clinical placement.

Reflection will play a large role in assessment as you will be required to regularly completing an e-diary and write a reflection on your consultation skills for one of the module assignments. A 7,500 word dissertation will be submitted at the end of the academic year.

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Entry requirements, fees and applying

How to apply

Read about applying for intercalation on the School of Medicine website.

All Leeds medical/dental students wishing to intercalate at Leeds University must complete the relevant application form indicating a first, second and third choice of programme.

Medical students from other universities may apply for entry to this programme by contacting the LIHS Admissions Coordinator in the first instance.

Selection principles

Given the competitive nature of this course, candidates will be selected on the basis of their prior academic abiility and the interest in the subject area, as demonstrated through their personal statement.


UK: See fees section below

For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2017, the fee for 2017/18 will be £9,250. 

The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. For example, the increase of 2.8% for 2017/18 was based on the government’s forecast for the RPI-X measure of inflation.

The UK government has confirmed that non-UK EU students starting in 2017 will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans for the duration of their course. Read the full government statement

Financial support

Read about possible financial support for intercalation on the School of Medicine website.

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Career opportunities

Many of our students have gone on to present at conference and to publish their research in national and international journals. Some have gone on to pursue careers in academic medicine.

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