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This MSc Healthcare Leadership course, and its sister course MSc Healthcare, aims to prepare health professionals to enhance their own practice or to take on the challenges of healthcare leadership. Read more

About this course

This MSc Healthcare Leadership course, and its sister course MSc Healthcare, aims to prepare health professionals to enhance their own practice or to take on the challenges of healthcare leadership. Both courses are aimed at healthcare practitioners who have registration in their own country or who have considerable experience of healthcare management and leadership. The courses offer the opportunity to explore healthcare practice, healthcare service delivery and to develop knowledge and skills in research methods and service improvement. It is anticipated that students will be drawn from across the world allowing students an opportunity to work collaboratively with other students from different cultures and healthcare systems.

caption: Healthcare students at Northumbria UniversityBoth courses provide opportunities to study contemporary issues in healthcare delivery from either a clinical or a leadership perspective. Providing an exciting mix of theory and practical application through enquiry based learning and workshop materials the programmes will allow students to apply theory to practice through table top exercises and simulation.

This course has a September intake and a January delivery will also be available from January 2017. The September delivery is 12 months long, while the January delivery will be 20 months long and includes a summer break between June and August, where students might like to experience UK and European travel if they wish.

Aims of the course:
- Provide students with professional knowledge and understanding that will add to their personal, academic and professional development and culminate in a Master of Science (MSc) degree required for senior management posts

- Develop specific skills in research, evidence based practice, analysis, practice development and clinical judgement

- Provide an opportunity for students to develop understanding and analytical skills that they require to evaluate current care and services or to propose alternatives

- Develop additional knowledge and skills in relation to global health issues, leadership and management or in the future educational theory and healthcare practice

- Provide an academic progression opportunity for health managers or healthcare practitioners

- Develop individual confidence from education, individual study and research that encourages individuality and enquiry

- Introduce students to a range of educational approaches that have been selected to develop their academic skills, their intellect and their emotional intelligence

This programme does not include placements within local UK health services or any element of work experience. However, a range of subject specialists will be involved in the delivery of taught sessions.

While it is envisaged that most students will study the full MSc it is possible to exit with other awards. Students would exist with Post Graduate (PG) Certificate in Health Sciences (60 credits), PG Diploma in Healthcare or Healthcare Leadership (120 credits).

See the website https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/healthcare-leadership-ft-dtfhli6/

Modules

Depending on the chosen course students will study a number of core and option modules.

Core modules: include Research Skills: approaches, designs and methods which, provides an introduction to methods of empirical enquiry and provides the foundation for the final programme dissertation. Health related theories and evidence as a module aims to provide a broad foundation of knowledge about healthcare systems and approaches as well as exploring the sources of knowledge which inform practice.

Modules for healthcare awards: include Healthcare Practice and Practice Knowledge which explores contemporary issues in healthcare and the approaches to practice and service improvement. The module examines major areas of concern including patient safety, healthcare associated infection and long-term conditions management.

Students studying the MSc Healthcare course will then undertake a module entitled ‘Global Health in the 21st Century’ which will introduce students to the challenges presented by disease and public health across the globe and the impact these have on the organisation and delivery of healthcare.

Students studying the MSc Healthcare Leadership course will then undertake a module entitled ‘Leadership in a Transformational Service’ which will examine leadership and management theories and apply these to the organisation and delivery of healthcare services.

Dissertation: towards the end of the course students will undertake independent study (with supervision) to complete either a systematic appraisal of the literature around a practice topic, an empirical research project, a project to develop practice or a project which forms the basis of a feasibility study for a larger future project.

Various learning, teaching and assessment strategies are employed with the course. These include lectures, seminars, group work, case studies, enquiry based and problem solving exercises and experiential approaches. In addition to direct contact with other students and academic staff, students on the course are expected to undertake self-directed study and the electronic learning portal will be used to provide guidance on appropriate self-directed study. A variety of assessment approaches will be used to assess each module as well as to develop the student’s ability to write academic assignments and to improve their skills in presenting information to others.

Facilities

When you want to get hands-on experience within Public Health and Wellbeing we can support you. The Clinical Skills Centre, which has been established for 10 years, is the result of our continued commitment to create an interactive environment in which health related students can be equipped with a diverse range of skills.

Research

- Top quartile in the UK for its research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing

- More than 80% of research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)

Who would this Course suit?

This course is aimed at healthcare practitioners who have registration in their own country or who have considerable experience of healthcare management and leadership.

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This MSc Healthcare course, and its sister course MSc Healthcare Leadership, aims to prepare health professionals to enhance their own practice or to take on the challenges of healthcare leadership. Read more

About this course

This MSc Healthcare course, and its sister course MSc Healthcare Leadership, aims to prepare health professionals to enhance their own practice or to take on the challenges of healthcare leadership. Both courses are aimed at healthcare practitioners who have registration in their own country or who have considerable experience of healthcare management and leadership. The courses offer the opportunity to explore healthcare practice, healthcare service delivery and to develop knowledge and skills in research methods and service improvement. It is anticipated that students will be drawn from across the world allowing students an opportunity to work collaboratively with other students from different cultures and healthcare systems.

Both courses provide opportunities to study contemporary issues in healthcare delivery from either a clinical or a leadership perspective. Providing an exciting mix of theory and practical application through enquiry based learning and workshop materials the courses will allow students to apply theory to practice through table top exercises and simulation.

This course has a September intake and a January intake will also be available from January 2017. The September delivery is 12 months long, while the January delivery will be 20 months long and includes a summer break between June and August, where students might like to experience UK and European travel if they wish.

Aims of the course:
- Provide students with professional knowledge and understanding that will add to their personal, academic and professional development and culminate in a Master of Science (MSc) degree required for senior management posts

- Develop specific skills in research, evidence based practice, analysis, practice development and clinical judgement

- Provide an opportunity for students to develop understanding and analytical skills that they require to evaluate current care and services or to propose alternatives

- Develop additional knowledge and skills in relation to global health issues, leadership and management or in the future educational theory and healthcare practice

- Provide an academic progression opportunity for health managers or healthcare practitioners

- Develop individual confidence from education, individual study and research that encourages individuality and enquiry

- Introduce students to a range of educational approaches that have been selected to develop their academic skills, their intellect and their emotional intelligence

MSc Healthcare does not include placements within local UK health services or any element of work experience. However, a range of subject specialists will be involved in the delivery of taught sessions.

While it is envisaged that most students will study the full MSc it is possible to exit with other awards. Students would exist with Post Graduate (PG) Certificate in Health Sciences (60 credits), PG Diploma in Healthcare or Healthcare Leadership (120 credits).

See the website https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/healthcare-ft-dtfhci6/

Modules

Depending on the chosen course students will study a number of core and option modules.

Core modules: include Research Skills: approaches, designs and methods which, provides an introduction to methods of empirical enquiry and provides the foundation for the final programme dissertation. Health related theories and evidence as a module aims to provide a broad foundation of knowledge about healthcare systems and approaches as well as exploring the sources of knowledge which inform practice.

Modules for healthcare awards: include Healthcare Practice and Practice Knowledge which explores contemporary issues in healthcare and the approaches to practice and service improvement. The module examines major areas of concern including patient safety, healthcare associated infection and long-term conditions management.

Students studying the MSc Healthcare programme will then undertake a module entitled ‘Global Health in the 21st Century’ which will introduce students to the challenges presented by disease and public health across the globe and the impact these have on the organisation and delivery of healthcare.

Students studying the MSc Healthcare Leadership programme will then undertake a module entitled ‘Leadership in a Transformational Service’ which will examine leadership and management theories and apply these to the organisation and delivery of healthcare services.

Dissertation: towards the end of the course students will undertake independent study (with supervision) to complete either a systematic appraisal of the literature around a practice topic, an empirical research project, a project to develop practice or a project which forms the basis of a feasibility study for a larger future project.

Various learning, teaching and assessment strategies are employed with the course. These include lectures, seminars, group work, case studies, enquiry based and problem solving exercises and experiential approaches. In addition to direct contact with other students and academic staff, students on the programme are expected to undertake self-directed study and the electronic learning portal will be used to provide guidance on appropriate self-directed study. A variety of assessment approaches will be used to assess each module as well as to develop the student’s ability to write academic assignments and to improve their skills in presenting information to others.

Facilities

When you want to get hands-on experience within Public Health and Wellbeing we can support you. The Clinical Skills Centre, which has been established for 10 years, is the result of our continued commitment to create an interactive environment in which health related students can be equipped with a diverse range of skills.

Research

- Top quartile in the UK for its research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing

- More than 80% of research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)

Who would this Course suit?

This course is aimed at healthcare practitioners who have registration in their own country or who have considerable experience of healthcare management and leadership.

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Healthcare is a dynamic and challenging subject, and this innovative course is designed for internationally-educated nurses qualified to British diploma standard who want to develop their knowledge at BSc level before progressing to Masters level studies. Read more
Healthcare is a dynamic and challenging subject, and this innovative course is designed for internationally-educated nurses qualified to British diploma standard who want to develop their knowledge at BSc level before progressing to Masters level studies.

You will explore healthcare from a UK and global perspective, learn to analyse and synthesise aspects of your practice, and develop the expertise and skills that will enable you to undertake a wide variety of holistic assessments in acute and long-term conditions.

Why choose this course?

• Study on a course that will enable you to become part of a global community, learning with other healthcare professionals who wish to improve their practice and reduce inequalities
• Explore the concept of change management and relate to current patient safety and quality agendas, and use investigative strategies and techniques to undertake critical analysis relevant to healthcare practice
• Develop advanced nursing knowledge and understanding of the principles of homeostatic mechanisms, and demonstrate an awareness of personal responsibility
• Gain a solid academic underpinning in nursing knowledge and theories, and enhance your scholarly and evidenced based approach to healthcare practice
• Benefit from the ability to assess the determinants of global health policy and practices within the context of contemporary national and international healthcare challenges.

Visit the website: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/postgraduate/next-year/international-nursing-and-healthcare-integrated

Course detail

This full-time combined-level MSc is developed for qualified and registered healthcare professionals with a Diploma of Higher Education who wish to study for a master’s degree over a 30 month period.

Your first 15 months will be equivalent to a final year of a BSc before progressing to study at master’s level, with a particular focus on the importance of developing a critical understanding of research methodology and comprehensive bioscience principles to enable you to adopt a holistic approach to assessment and care.

You will develop essential theoretical and practical skills concerning healthcare and analyse how social, political and cultural factors have the capacity to both sustain and undermine the delivery of equitable healthcare. You will be required to draw upon your professional, practice and policy guidelines to develop or enhance approaches to healthcare practice.

Following your first year of study, you will be provided with opportunities to develop your professional knowledge, skills and attitudes in selecting, synthesising, analysing and appraising data from a range of sources and for a range of purposes. You will also engage with complex healthcare issues in a global context, where legal and ethical principles are applied and you will be encouraged to be mindful of the fragility of healthcare services and practices.

Opportunities for inter-professional learning are provided on the option units. You will be required to work with near-peers in paired and small group work during scheduled learning, and, in some units, in guided learning activities. The course will prepare you to drive and influence change and development of your healthcare practice.

Modules

• Applied pathophysiology for nursing practice
• Context of professional practice
• Introduction to research and study skills
• Promoting quality healthcare
• Advancing healthcare practice: concepts and principles
• Dissertation: Systematic review of the literature on global healthcare
• Evidence-based healthcare practice
• Global healthcare perspectives
• International perspective of human factors in patient safety (option)
• Long-term conditions: a global perspective in integrated care (option)

Assessment

Assessment tasks are designed so that you can tailor them to your professional interests, experience and development needs. They are also designed so that you can rehearse ways of thinking and acting that are professionally relevant. Assessment tasks are graduated to provide you with opportunities to develop your academic literacies and enquiry skills over time.

Your assessment is supported in a range of ways including: comprehensive assessment briefs; use of formative assessment techniques (including those embedded within summative assessment tasks); through use of exemplar answers (including those previously submitted by students where possible); through rehearsing approaches to assessment tasks during contact sessions; through scheduled tutorials which focus on academic literacies including literature search, critique and referencing skills.

You will receive feedback on submitted work within 15 working days and can discuss your work in scheduled tutorials and/or office time. You will also have to access to central support services designed to support the development of study skills and academic writing.

Careers

Students on this course are qualified healthcare professionals; consequently, the course will typically support your ambitions for career progression.

Graduates will have extended their knowledge base and potential scope of practice. They will adopt an evidence based approach to healthcare practice and be able to lead changes in team and organisational practices. They will be better able to plan, implement and manage complex tasks and activities whether working alone or with others.

Progress to the dissertation stage depends on performance in the taught stage.

Funding

For information on available funding, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/scholarships/pg

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/course/applicationform

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Northumbria’s Healthcare Management MSc will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and confidence you need to initiate and sustain real change within the complex and rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. Read more
Northumbria’s Healthcare Management MSc will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and confidence you need to initiate and sustain real change within the complex and rapidly evolving healthcare landscape.

The course is designed to address global needs within the healthcare sector for committed personnel with strong management competencies. You will learn as part of a multicultural student cohort, from academics who have extensive experience in practice. This will give you access to new perspectives on healthcare, which will inform your future professional practice.

You will study modules in Strategic Management of Healthcare, Leadership & Collaborative Working in Public Health, Managing Health Improvement Through Social Marketing, and Research Approaches, Methods and Skills. You will supplement your understanding of these core topics with an in-depth research project in an area of professional interest.

Three course delivery options are available to fit with your professional and personal needs:
This intensive 12-month full-time programme which begins in September.

An 18-month full-time programme that commences in January: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/msc-healthcare-management-dtfhsx6/

And a part-time programme over 28 months that begins in September: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/healthcare-management-dtphmz6/

Learn From The Best

The MSc Healthcare Management course is taught by a team of lecturers who boast extensive experience and knowledge of a variety of health management roles. This knowledge is integrated into all aspects of their teaching to ensure that all topics covered within this course are relevant to the workplace and the wider healthcare industry.

The staff will be there to support you through every step of your course, ensuring you leave with confidence and understanding of all aspects of this challenging and rapidly evolving sector.

The content and teaching methods utilised on this course have been designed to meet the requirements of both home and international students, and we have a vast network of support available should English not be your first language. Northumbria was ranked 3rd in the UK (2015) for satisfaction levels in the International Student Barometer survey.

Teaching And Assessment

Learning and teaching strategies include lectures, seminars, workshops, group activities, tutorials, discussions and self-directed learning. You will be active in the learning process and develop as a critically reflective individual.

Formative assessment will be used throughout the course to provide opportunities for feedback and development, within a supportive peer environment. Summative assessments include a report, an essay, an exam, an oral presentation and a poster presentation, in which you will be able to focus on an area of personal interest.

You will also complete a final dissertation on a topic of your choice, under the close guidance of your allocated supervisor.

Module Overview
AC0778 - Research: Approaches, Methods and skills (Core, 30 Credits)
AC0779 - Strategic Management of Healthcare (Core, 30 Credits)
AC0780 - Leadership and Collaborative Working in Public Health and Healthcare (Core, 30 Credits)
AC0781 - Managing Health Improvement through Social Marketing (Core, 30 Credits)
PP0723 - Project Feasibility Study Dissertation (NotDefined, 60 Credits)
PP0727 - Empirical Project (NotDefined, 60 Credits)
PP0728 - Practice Project (NotDefined, 60 Credits)
PP0729 - Systematic Appraisal (NotDefined, 60 Credits)

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus, where our facilities are some of the most advanced in the country. They allow us to ensure your learning evolves in line with the latest developments in the industry.

Technology is embedded throughout all aspects of your degree. You will receive ongoing support through our innovative e-learning platform, Blackboard, where you can access module handbooks, assessment information, lecture presentation slides, reading lists and collaborative working opportunities. Key lectures will also be recorded to allow you to listen again.

If English is not your first language you will also have access to the English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) programme to help you develop your English language, academic writing and study skills.

Research-Rich Learning

Being part of the MSc Healthcare Management course will mean you are learning from a team of research-active professionals who are passionate about healthcare and their individual areas of specialism.

Staff will use their own research as the basis for some module sessions, and you will actively engage with contemporary research across the sector.

You will develop your own research methodologies and skills through the dissertation module. The dissertation will be an opportunity to demonstrate your independence, creativity and unique contribution to healthcare knowledge practice and/or policy.

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

Give Your Career An Edge

You will leave this course equipped with advanced understanding and skills in strategic healthcare management, change management, managing health improvement through social marketing, and leadership and collaborative working in health. Most of the modules give you scope to focus on your particular discipline interests, giving you a distinct advantage when progressing to professional employment.

To further enhance your employment prospects you will be actively encouraged to undertake relevant volunteering opportunities, and to attend local and national events. These elements will provide you with invaluable opportunities to meet practitioners and experts within the field of healthcare management.

For international students there may be a practice learning opportunity available, to give you a brief insight into healthcare management in the UK.

Your Future

This MSc will equip you for employment in healthcare management across public or government services, voluntary organisations, non-governmental organisations and private organisations globally.

Further study options are available should you wish to progress your studies to PhD level, and graduates may also wish to pursue careers within teaching or research.

To further enhance your future opportunities we offer ongoing career development support in the form of career guidance, CV advice, portfolio building and interview preparation. You will also develop valuable skills for high level employment including initiative, personal responsibility, problem solving, team working and planning.

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Developed by the Institute of Digital Healthcare at WMG, along with Warwick Medical School and National Health Service (NHS) partners from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, and University Hospitals Birmingham,. Read more

"Ensure the delivery of consistent high quality person-centric care"

Developed by the Institute of Digital Healthcare at WMG, along with Warwick Medical School and National Health Service (NHS) partners from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, and University Hospitals Birmingham,. This part-time MSc programme will provide a foundation for future health service management, with the essential knowledge to manage the integration of people, processes, systems and technologies to ensure the delivery of consistent high quality person-centric care.

Why Enrol?

As the service landscape around the delivery of care evolves, so will the jobs of those who oversee healthcare operational management. Managers in the sector will face unique challenges on the best ways to manage care while providing a diverse range of services. This will require a broad-based set of skills that can manage services successfully and efficiently while ensuring they are of the highest quality. An education in healthcare operational management will equip you with the skills required for working within key parts of the sector including direct healthcare providers, commissioner organisations, policy agencies, and industry.

This programme is tailored to suit the needs of both clinicians and non-clinicians, as they seek to understand demands on the organisation and identify key tasks and best practice in an evolving and complex service environment.

You may already lead teams and have managerial responsibilities in your current job, or you may be looking to develop a career in healthcare management. This course will enable you to effectively lead complex change within your organisation.

Who is it for?

- UK or overseas based professionals
- Clinicians wishing to develop a career in healthcare operational management
- Healthcare managers looking to build on their existing knowledge and skills
- Biomedical or Clinical Engineers, Medical Physicists, or Healthcare Technologists wishing to integrate health care technologies within complex service systems
- Graduates interested in careers as Managers, Directors and Healthcare Analysts within healthcare organizations
- Those pursuing a PhD or research career in e-Health, health or medical information

Modules

Core Modules

- Leading Change
- Quality and Productivity in Health Service Systems
- Operational Management and Clinical Systems Improvement

Elective Modules
You may select seven out of the following electives:

- e-Health Technologies and Informatics
- Use of Electronic Health Records
- Resource Management in Healthcare Service Delivery
- Patient Co-production in Healthcare Decision Making
- Epidemiology and Statistics
- Health Economics
- Medical Ethics and Governance
- Evidence-based Healthcare
- Global Health Systems

Learning Outcomes

This programme will provide you with the skills required by healthcare providers, commissioner organisations, policy agencies, and industry such as:

- A clear understanding of the strategies required to deliver services within an ever changing and evolving healthcare environment
- Tools to explore, develop, and implement necessary plans to deliver those strategies such as capacity, workforce, and quality
- The ability to understand and implement systems and processes that deliver improved effectiveness and efficiency of care
- Skills to manage complex workforce scenarios, service redesign, and evaluation of services
- The ability to engage with patients, their families, and carers to meet care expectations
- An understanding of ethics and regulatory affairs

“This MSc is a timely development to fill a widening skills gap. The role of operational management in healthcare has never been so complex. Colleagues need to juggle the immediate priorities of improving the quality of care for patients and maintain clinically appropriate waiting times against a backdrop of increasing demand and, in real terms, reduced resources. This MSc seeks to complement the generic skills gained through education or experience with the higher level skills required to succeed in one of the fastest moving industries in the world.”
Tim Jones
Executive Director of Delivery, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

“I am delighted to be a Director of the MSc in Healthcare Operational Management at WMG. As a senior clinician and medical manager, I recognise the need for training clinical and non-clinical staff in healthcare operational management. This MSc will provide an understanding of theoretical concepts and enable development of strategies to overcome the challenges we face in the NHS today”.
Professor Meghana Pandit. FRCOG, MBA
Chief Medical Officer & Deputy CEO, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

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This programme is the culmination of work to develop healthcare chaplaincy as a profession. It is available to healthcare chaplains and graduates considering healthcare chaplaincy as a profession. Read more
This programme is the culmination of work to develop healthcare chaplaincy as a profession. It is available to healthcare chaplains and graduates considering healthcare chaplaincy as a profession. Applicants who are considering entering healthcare chaplaincy will also have to satisfy the eligibility criteria for registration with the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy. The University of Glasgow has no locus in this decision.

Why this programme

-It enables chaplains to evidence the Spiritual and Religious Care Capabilities and Competences for Healthcare Chaplains and demonstrate fitness to practice as a Healthcare Chaplain and so become Board Registered.
-You will learn to assess and meet spiritual and religious care needs, develop educational support for quality spiritual and religious care and facilitate professional role development and staff support.
-The programme has been commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland and it enables chaplains to evidence the Spiritual and Religious Care Capabilities and Competences for Healthcare Chaplains and demonstrate fitness to practice as a healthcare chaplain and so become Board Registered, subject to satisfying eligibility criteria of the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy.

Programme structure

The programme is designed as a part-time programme of study days and distance learning to enable working chaplains to study and gain a professional qualification.

Core courses
-Providing spiritual and religious care in healthcare
-Professional practice in spiritual and religious care
-Advanced healthcare practice

Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria for registration with the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy and meet the criteria for admission to the MSc (MedSci) Advanced Practice in Healthcare can study the courses as optional courses towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare.

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Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Community and Primary Healthcare Practice at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Read more
Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Community and Primary Healthcare Practice at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

The Community and Primary Healthcare Practice course provides a flexible opportunity for practitioners wishing to enhance their leadership, research and educational expertise within community and primary and public healthcare practice.

Key Features of Community and Primary Healthcare Practice

Performance:

- a new course designed to help practitioners develop their role in community, primary care and public health practice.

Teaching and Employability:

- closely linked to current Welsh Government and Department of Health policy, practice and services
- students are encouraged to explore and reflect on their own community and primary healthcare practice with the potential for contribution to the development of innovative, cross-disciplinary research outputs
- the course enhances career development and promotion opportunities for successful students
- students are supported in clinical practice by an experienced and prepared mentor

To ensure that our communities are strong and sustainable, it is important to continue to improve the health and well-being of our population.

The government’s investment in public health and primary care emphasises the importance of good leadership and the need for innovative practice.

Community practitioners are vital to improving the health of the population as they are committed to working with individuals, families and communities within the public health agenda.

Their expertise in public health allows them to have insight into how social and environmental factors can influence the health and well-being of people in society.

The Community and Primary Healthcare Practice course helps practitioners to develop their role in protecting, promoting and improving public health.

The Community and Primary Healthcare Practice course uses a range of teaching and learning methods which offer a variety of opportunities. Teaching is carried out through formal taught sessions and discussion groups/seminars using action-based learning approaches.

The degree in Community and Primary Healthcare Practice offers the option for students to engage in a work-based learning module as part of the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma programmes.

Course Structure

The Community and Primary Healthcare Practice course is a modular postgraduate course consisting of 180 credits at level M.

The course is offered on a part-time basis with completion typically within three years.

Assessment

Community and Primary Healthcare Practice students are assessed throughout their coursework (e.g. written assignments such as research projects and essays and seminar presentations) and a dissertation of approximately 20,000 words.

Work Placements

The MSc Community and Primary Healthcare Practice course offers students the option to engage in a work-based learning module. This requires an arrangement between the student, personal tutor and practice facilitator and as such will require collaboration with the NHS Health Boards and/or independent healthcare sector to ensure adequate support and supervision in the workplace.

Existing partnerships are well established and this programme will suit current arrangements.

Modules

Modules on the Community and Primary Healthcare Practice course may include:

Continuing Your Professional Development in Community and Primary Health Care Practice
Working in Community and Primary Health Care Practice
Working in Community and Primary Mental Health Care Practice
Working with Individuals, Families & Communities in Primary Health Care Practice
Foundations in Research

Additional Support

Pastoral support is offered by personal tutors and the Swansea University student support and health services are recommended to students and stipulated in student handbooks.

Blackboard has a dedicated tab for student services which provides money advice, information about wellbeing services, equal opportunities and accommodation issues.

In cases where students have personal or any other kind of problems that they would prefer not to discuss with College lecturers, they are able to talk with a Student Counsellor.

Similarly, if lecturers feel that the concern the student has expressed is better discussed with the Student Counsellor, they will suggest to the student that he or she make an appointment for an interview.

Staff Expertise

The Community and Primary Healthcare Practice course sits within the Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences.

The community and public health team is well-qualified and experienced. It comprises one professor and four lecturers. Members of the team are registered with the:

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Community Practitioners and Health Visitor Association (CPHVA)
Queen's Nursing Institute

All academic members of the team hold a Master’s degree and/or a Doctorate.

Postgraduate Community

The College of Human and Health Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate community with students drawn from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. The College is known for its friendly, welcoming and supportive environment, which combined with its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art technology and superb beachside location, helps to ensure that students benefit from an exceptional student experience.

In addition, Community and Primary Healthcare Practice students have access to a wide range of excellent facilities and equipment for realistic workplace experiences.

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Designed for nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals, this course will support your professional development, and extend the scope of your practice and specialist knowledge. Read more
Designed for nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals, this course will support your professional development, and extend the scope of your practice and specialist knowledge.

It will also help you develop a scholarly and evidenced-based approach to your practice, and equip you with the skills to have a positive influence on people, teams and organisations.

It offers a flexible, vocational educational framework with a strong emphasis on inter-professional learning and working, provides opportunities for you to work both autonomously and collaboratively, and will prepare you to work across professional boundaries.

Intermediate qualifications available:

• Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/postgraduate/next-year/advancing-healthcare-practice
• Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/postgraduate/next-year/pdahpaap

Visit the website: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/postgraduate/next-year/msahpaap#about

Course detail

• Study healthcare in national and global contexts while being mindful of the fragility of healthcare services and practices, and discover how social, political and cultural factors affect their delivery
• Study healthcare in national and global contexts while being mindful of the fragility of healthcare services and practices, and discover how social, political and cultural factors affect their delivery
• Explore a combination of core and optional units, and with the support of your tutor, create an individual development plan that ensures your studies have a contemporary and research-informed focus
• Develop skills in selecting, synthesising, analysing and appraising data from a range of sources, skills that underpin the development of critical thinking, reasoning, decision-making and judgment
• Gain opportunities to engage with issues where legal and ethical principles are put to use
• Benefit from peer-assisted learning opportunities such as assessment activities that rehearse the communication of information for a range of different audiences.

Modules

Module list: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/postgraduate/next-year/msahpaap#unit

Format

Choose this flexible, practice-facing course if you wish to be part of a community of health and social-care professionals positioned to have a positive impact upon the ways in which healthcare is delivered, both locally and globally.

This course will support your continued professional development, extending your scope of practice and specialist knowledge base, in your chosen field(s) of healthcare. It will also enable you to develop a scholarly and evidenced based approach to healthcare practice, equipping you with skills to influence the development of individual, team and organisational practice.

The course combines core and optional units, allowing individualised development plans to be created, with the support of a named tutor. Your expert course team draw on extensive practice and research experience, to ensure an applied, contemporary and research-informed approach to your studies.

Assessment

The course assessment strategy is closely aligned to the teaching and learning strategy which is designed to have: immediate professional relevance; draw on expertise-by-experience; foster active learning and be leaner-centred in approach. A distinct feature of the course is the range of assessment tasks, including those that allow students to undertake workplace relevant assessments that can have an immediate impact in practice.

Assessment tasks are designed so that students can tailor them to professional interests, experience and development needs. They area also designed so that students can rehearse ways of thinking and acting that are professionally relevant.

Careers

This course has been designed to enable you to extend your scope of practice and to develop your specialist knowledge base. The course therefore positions and equips you to have a positive impact on the design, delivery and evaluation of healthcare practices at individual, team and organisational levels.

There are three key ways in which this achieved. Firstly, through core units that provide a foundation for your studies , focussing on evidence based healthcare practice. Secondly, through a curriculum design that includes a wide range of unit options, so you can tailor your studies to areas of practice and emerging expertise. Thirdly through teaching, learning and assessment methods that foster strong connections between learning on the course and workplace practices.

You will have access to an expert course team who are able to share `live examples from their own professional practice and/or research activity. You will meet visiting staff who work as healthcare leaders and practitioners. You will have opportunities to rehearse and develop professional thinking and behaviours in group work, tailored assessment tasks and in simulated practice. Assessment tasks are designed with input from healthcare employers and education leads within NHS Trusts. These tasks allow you to demonstrate your ability to communicate complex information in a range of ways, for a range of purposes and audiences, including managers, colleagues, patients and their carers.

This course therefore allows you to develop your current practice and prepare for future roles, supporting your employability and career progression.

Funding

For information on available funding, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/scholarships/pg

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/course/applicationform

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Make future breakthroughs within healthcare with the MSc Biomedical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Management course. This course is for inquisitive students who want to design, develop, apply or even manage the use of cutting-edge methods and devices that will revolutionise healthcare. Read more
Make future breakthroughs within healthcare with the MSc Biomedical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Management course.

Who is it for?

This course is for inquisitive students who want to design, develop, apply or even manage the use of cutting-edge methods and devices that will revolutionise healthcare. It is open to science and engineering graduates and those working within hospitals or related industry who want to work in healthcare organisations, in the medical devices industry, or in biomedical engineering research.

The course will suit recent graduates and/or clinical engineers with a technical background or those working in healthcare who want to move into a management position.

Objectives

With several medical conditions requiring extensive and continuous monitoring and early and accurate diagnosis becoming increasingly desirable, technology for biomedical applications is rapidly becoming one of the key ingredients of today and tomorrow’s medical care.

From miniaturised home diagnostic instruments to therapeutic devices and to large scale hospital imaging and monitoring systems, healthcare is becoming increasingly dependent on technology. This course meets the growing need for biomedical and clinical engineers across the world by focusing on the design of medical devices from conception to application.

One of the few accredited courses of its kind in London, the programme concentrates on the use of biomedical-driven engineering design and technology in healthcare settings so you can approach this multidisciplinary topic from the biological and medical perspective; the technological design and development perspective; and from the perspective of managing the organisation and maintenance of large scale equipment and IT systems in a hospital.

This MSc in Biomedical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Management course has been created in consultation and close collaboration with clinicians, biomedical engineering researchers and medical technology industrial partners. The programme fosters close links with the NHS and internationally-renowned hospitals including St. Bartholomew's (Barts) and the Royal London Hospital and Great Ormond street so that you can gain a comprehensive insight into the applied use and the management of medical technology and apply your knowledge in real-world clinical settings.

Placements

In the last few years there have been some limited opportunities for our top students to carry out their projects through placements within hospital-based healthcare technology groups or specialist London-based biomedical technology companies. Placement-based projects are also offered to selected students in City’s leading Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering (RCBE). As we continue our cutting-edge research and industrial and clinical collaborations, you will also have this opportunity.

Academic facilities

As a student on this course you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge test and measurement instrumentation – oscilloscopes, function generators, analysers – as well as specialist signal generators and analysers. The equipment is predominantly provided by the world-leading test and measurement equipment manufacturer Keysight, who have partnered with City to provide branding to our electronics laboratories. You also have access to brand new teaching labs and a dedicated postgraduate teaching lab. And as part of the University of London you can also become a member of Senate House Library for free with your student ID card.

Teaching and learning

You will be taught through face-to-face lectures in small groups, where there is a lot of interaction and feedback. Laboratory sessions run alongside the lectures, giving you the opportunity to develop your problem-solving and design skills. You also learn software skills in certain modules, which are taught inside computer labs. We also arrange hospital visits so you gain hands-on experience of different clinical environments.

We arrange tutorials for setting coursework, highlight important subject areas, conduct practical demonstrations, and offer support with revision. You are assessed by written examinations at the end of each term, and coursework assignments, which are set at various times throughout the term.

You also work towards an individual project, which is assessed in the form of a written thesis and an oral examination at the end of the summer. The project can be based on any area of biomedical engineering, telemedicine or technology management and will be supervised by an academic or clinical scientist with expertise in the subject area. Many projects are based in hospital clinical engineering departments, or if you are a part-time student, you can base the project on your own workplace. You will have regular contact with the supervisor to make sure the project progresses satisfactorily. Some of the programme’s current students are working on a project focusing on devices that use brain signals to move external objects such as a remote control car and a prosthetic arm.

Some of the previous projects students have worked on include:
-A cursor controller based on electrooculography (EOG)
-Modelling a closed-loop automated anaesthesia system
-Design of a movement artefact-resistant wearable heart rate/activity monitor
-Review of progress towards a fully autonomous artificial mechanical heart
-Design of smartphone-based healthcare diagnostic devices and sensors.

If you successfully complete eight modules and the dissertation you will be awarded 180 credits and a Masters level qualification. Alternatively, if you do not complete the dissertation but have successfully completed eight modules, you will be awarded 120 credits and a postgraduate diploma. Completing four modules (60 credits) will lead to a postgraduate certificate.

Modules

Along with the 60 credit dissertation eight core modules cover diverse subject areas including biomedical electronics and instrumentation, technology infrastructure management, as well as the latest advances in medical imaging and patient monitoring.

The course includes a special module which gives you an introduction to anatomy, physiology and pathology designed for non-clinical science graduates.

The most innovative areas of biomedical and clinical engineering are covered and the content draws from our research expertise in biomedical sensors, bio-optics, medical imaging, signal processing and modelling. You will learn from academic lecturers as well as clinical scientists drawn from our collaborating institutions and departments, which include:
-Charing Cross Hospital, London
-The Royal London Hospital
-St Bartholomew's Hospital, London
-Basildon Hospital
-Department of Radiography, School of Community and Health Sciences, City, University of London

Modules
-Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology (15 credits)
-Physiological Measurement (15 credits)
-Biomedical Instrumentation (15 credits)
-Medical Electronics (15 credits)
-Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Therapy (15 credits)
-Medical Imaging Modalities (15 credits)
-Clinical Engineering Practice (15 credits)
-Healthcare Technology Management (15 credits)

Career prospects

This exciting MSc programme offers a well-rounded background and specialised knowledge for those seeking a professional career as biomedical engineers in medical technology companies or research groups but is also uniquely placed for offering skills to clinical engineers in the NHS and international healthcare organisations.

Alumnus Alex Serdaris is now working as field clinical engineer for E&E Medical and alumna Despoina Sklia is working as a technical support specialist at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. Other Alumni are carrying out research in City’s Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering (RCBE).

Applicants may wish to apply for vacancies in the NHS, private sector or international healthcare organisations. Students are encouraged to become members of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) where they will be put in touch with the Clinical Engineering community and any opportunities that arise around the UK during their studies. Application to the Clinical Scientist training programme is encouraged and fully supported.

The Careers, Student Development & Outreach team provides a professional, high quality careers and information service for students and recent graduates of City, University of London, in collaboration with employers and other institutional academic and service departments. The course also prepares graduates who plan to work in biomedical engineering research and work within an academic setting.

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Learn more about this programme by joining our live webinar on Tuesday 6th September, 2016. Learn more by clicking here. Healthcare Learning & Plymouth University are delighted to welcome you to the UK’s first online postgraduate MBA in Healthcare. Read more

Join our live webinar

Learn more about this programme by joining our live webinar on Tuesday 6th September, 2016. Learn more by clicking here.

MBA in Healthcare

Healthcare Learning & Plymouth University are delighted to welcome you to the UK’s first online postgraduate MBA in Healthcare.

The MBA in Healthcare is aimed at clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals across all sections of the healthcare industry. The programme aims to promote the best principles of management, entrepreneurship and innovation alongside showing how this can be applied to any health services agency or health-related organisation.

This part-time, two year blended-learning qualification is delivered using the very latest technology through a mixture of webinars, online lectures and face-to-face tuition. This allows you to continue with your current working commitments, whilst studying at a pace that suits your busy lifestyle.

If you want to get ahead in your healthcare career and stand out from the rest, this MBA in Healthcare is for you. Be the best you can be.

MBA in Healthcare – “Giving you the skills you need to improve performance and deliver results”

Course Details

The main aims of the programme are to:

- Provide an innovative programme which develops core knowledge and understanding of the theoritical and conceptual frameworks which underpin healthcare and improvements in its delivery
- Present sound academic theories and concepts that are applicable in any healthcare setting and in any country
- Provide students with a detailed understanding of individual and organisational behaviours, the ability to synthesise, utilise and implement evidence gathered from diverse sources, and give insight into the range of techniques and tools available to support healthcare organisations and their management
- Develop skills in strategy, development and decision making within the context of the workplace environment where the skills will be applied, thereby resulting in microtransformations in health service delivery through action learning
- Deliver learning using the latest technology, enabling students to access the programme regardless of place or time zone

Methods of Study

Part-time Distance Learning-
The majority of the learning resources will be online. The programme will combine interactive e-Learning, webinars, live learning and recorded lectures to create an integrated learning programme, using the best of new media and technology.

Ownership -
The programme is designed to encourage the student to take responsibility for his/her own learning. The emphasis of the MBA is on a self-directed learning approach.

Residential -
The type of teaching will be distance online self-directed learning. In addition, activities on this programme will be supplemented by attendance at three residential courses to complete the hands-on portion of the course.

Resources -
Students will have access to Plymouth University’s online library.

Methods of Assessment

- Assessments take the form of Short Answer Questions (SAQs), structure essays, critical appraisal, clinical audits and work based projects and exercises
- The majority of assessments are posted online and students normally have two weeks to complete and submit
- Single best answer and reflective questions are used throughout the modules as a form of self-assessment

Entry requirements:

Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admissions criteria of the University, applicants will be required to:

- Provide evidence of a first degree or equivalent and/or
- Provide evidence of Accreditation for Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)
- Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a relevant field
- Have access to a clinical environment
- Where the applicant’s first language is not English, applicants must produce a copy of either an IELTS certificate (score must be no less than 6.5) or a TOEFL certificate (score must be no less than 575 on the paper-based test, 230 on the computer-based test or 90 on the iBT test).

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This course has been designed to fulfil the specific needs and requirements of those interested in a management or leadership role within the complex health service sector. Read more

Designed for

This course has been designed to fulfil the specific needs and requirements of those interested in a management or leadership role within the complex health service sector. It is suitable for students from a range of academic backgrounds within engineering, business, and sciences. Whilst no previous healthcare background is required, the course will appeal to clinically qualified students looking to move into health systems modelling, e-health, health or medical informatics.

The Course Provides

We will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assess organisational performance and drive the development and implementation of innovation in healthcare organisations in order to facilitate improvement.

You will learn to evaluate effective programme components and systems, and gain a detailed understanding of quality systems management and the integration of healthcare technologies, systems, and processes within complex service systems.

Healthcare organisations share commonalities with production facilities, including the need for efficient process flow, change management, and quality standards. As a student you will explore the principles, approaches, strategies, and techniques for analysing, designing, and managing complex healthcare systems. You will learn to measure efficiency and improve effectiveness and productivity without compromising quality or safety.

Course Structure and Content

The structure and weighting of this course is slightly different to other MSc courses at WMG. The taught component of the MSc Healthcare Operational Management has a larger credit weighting than the dissertation project.
8 taught modules – assessed by: Post module assignments
Modules are 15 or 20 CAT points, requiring 150 or 200 hours of student effort respectively.

Research project – assessed by: Dissertation
The dissertation is 60 CAT points requiring 600 hours of student effort. Oral examination

Core Modules:
1. Leading Change in the Healthcare Environment
2. Electronic Healthcare Records
3. Quality and Productivity in Health Service Systems
4. Epidemiological and Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement
5. Operational Management and Clinical Systems Improvement
6. Introduction to Health Economics
7. Introduction to Health informatics
8. Resource Management in Healthcare Service Delivery

Learning Style

The taught component of the course is a mixture of lectured material, syndicate or group work, practical work, online learning and forum activities. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields.

Industrial visits are available to all students and the course is assessed through assignments.

Each module will usually last one week.

After You Graduate

As a graduate of Healthcare Operational Management, you can expect to work in a managerial or organisational leadership role within a wide range of organisations including hospitals and other healthcare institutions, consulting firms, software companies, governmental organizations, research firms, health insurance companies, healthcare equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and management consultancies. With additional experience, you would expect to progress into a key executive role in the healthcare sector, which would involve leading and overseeing programmes and policy.

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Delivering effective healthcare throughout periods of both normality and disruption is key to achieving and maintaining sound societal resilience. Read more
Delivering effective healthcare throughout periods of both normality and disruption is key to achieving and maintaining sound societal resilience. But, successfully achieving healthcare resilience is a complex and demanding process, requiring a holistic approach combining emergency preparedness, resilience and response strategies to manage disruptive events that can create mass casualties and fatalities, cause extensive damage to property, and disrupt communities.

This programme, unique in the UK, examines the centrality and synergistic characteristics of those healthcare imperatives relative to achieving resilience. It offers students a stimulating learning environment combining academic and professional practitioner approaches to Healthcare and Societal Resilience.

See the website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/executive-education/programmes/accredited/hsr/

The programme aims to:
- Promote knowledge and understanding in the subject of Healthcare and Societal Resilience, incorporating emergency preparedness, resilience and response as it specifically pertains to the field of Healthcare; encompassing, both organisational issues and specialist areas.

- Promote the integration of emergency preparedness resilience and response strategies into strategic and operational planning for the provision of high quality health services

- Provide advanced training where an opportunity is afforded for healthcare and resilience professionals to bring together professional expertise and growing academic abilities

- promote Healthcare and Societal Resilience as serious subjects for academic study within the field of organisational resilience

- Enhance the self-esteem of the participating students and to establish healthcare and societal resilience as relevant (and connected) disciplines within the corporate environment in order that it might rank alongside other management disciplines

- Assist individuals with career development, advancement of their professional competence and standing, and their lifelong learning.

- Provide an opportunity for healthcare professionals from uniformed and public sector backgrounds to migrate into the corporate and private sector healthcare and resilience domains.

-Provide a unique academic qualification in Healthcare and Societal Resilience, that brings together professional expertise and academic disciplines relevant to this interdisciplinary field.

- Assist with entry into academic and civil protection representative bodies, for example The Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and the Emergency Planning Society and to assist in gaining Fellow status. To similarly assist with entry into professional networks with a view to expanding the employability and commercial traction of the candidate in post-graduation professional life.

Structure

The programme runs over 12 months to 36 months depending on the qualification. There are three levels of qualification, each leading to the next – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.

Delivery

The individual modules are delivered in what is known as block format. So, as opposed to the usual style of university courses which are two or three hours of contact time per week over a ten week term, these modules are delivered in four full working days of contact time, with then guided study, tutor contact, and deliverables rounding the module off.

Assessment

The programme has a wide array of assessment methods, to allow students to highlight the best of their abilities.

Content

The programme consists of the following modules:
- What is Resilience?
- Risk Management
- Emergency Simulations
- Leadership and Management
- Population and Community Emergency
- Health and Societal Resilience in Context
- Communicating Risk Hazard and Threat Information
- Response Strategies for Special Incidents
- Masters Research Project

Find out how to apply here http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/executive-education/apply/

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The Genomic Medicine and Healthcare course has been developed for healthcare professionals including Specialist Medical Practitioners, General Medical Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals, Nurses and Midwives, Genetic Counsellors and those with related undergraduate degrees or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience. Read more

Genomics Medicine and Healthcare Courses

The Genomic Medicine and Healthcare course has been developed for healthcare professionals including Specialist Medical Practitioners, General Medical Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals, Nurses and Midwives, Genetic Counsellors and those with related undergraduate degrees or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience. It will be of interest to health professionals in the UK and internationally and will provide a solid foundation in the core concepts of genetics and genomics applied to modern medicine and healthcare. Although there are other courses covering the subject area, none are completely online so they are difficult and costly for global healthcare professionals to get involved. This course will reach an international audience in a cost effective, flexible and inclusive way, helping to develop a worldwide network of genomic medical and healthcare leaders.

Our course is well timed given increasing public and professional interests in genetic and genome-level diagnostic and predictive testing for clinical management, disease risk evaluation, prevention of major complications and offering the prospect of improved prognosis. Personalised benefits include the option for reproductive choices and reducing lifetime medical or health risks by judicious use of new emerging preventive medicines and devices combined with lifestyle/behaviour modifications.

Diploma in Genomics Medicine and Healthcare Courses

Our online 1 year Postgraduate Diploma in Genomic Medicine & Healthcare is designed to be practical and clinically focused. The course will provide an integrated approach to Genomic Medicine and Healthcare and focus on applying scientific principles to direct patient care. The Genomics Diploma course is worth 120 credits and comprises 6 modules of 20 credits each.

The Diploma course aims to equip graduates with critical knowledge and understanding of genomics medicine. Graduates will be able to apply knowledge for direct clinical benefit and future study. Our Genomics Medicine Diploma course caters to the educational needs of a primary and secondary care audience and is the only one of its kind that is completely accessible online.

Our Genomic Medicine Diploma has been designed for General Medical Practitioners, Specialist Medical Practitioners (for example Paediatrics, General Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Medical Oncology), Allied Health Professionals (Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists), Nurses (Cancer, Cardiac, Paediatric, Neurology etc.) and Midwives. In addition, the course would be of interest to those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g. Dietetics, Biomedical Science, Pharmacy) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience

On completion you will demonstrate:

- a systematic understanding of genetics and genomic factors in human diseases
- a critical awareness of current issues affecting the management of inherited human diseases
- an advanced knowledge of clinical genomics that will facilitate decision-making in unpredictable and/or complex situations
- an ability to critically evaluate current research in applied and translational genetics and genomics
- an ability to deliver management strategies for the investigation and treatment of patients with inherited human diseases
- a basic understanding of the scope and effect of genomics on treatments including horizon scanning of potential new targeted treatments for wider population

Course Structure

The online course lasts one calendar year and is a part time distance learning course. It consists of 6 modules per year, each of 6 weeks duration.

Module 1 - Principles of Medical Genetics and Genomics
Module 2 - Genetic Counselling
Module 3 - Genomics and Society
Module 4 - Practice of Clinical Genomics
Module 5 - Reproductive Genomics
Module 6 - Genomic Healthcare

Assessment

Online Diploma in Genomic Medicine and Healthcare

The course puts assessment at the heart of learning by using clinical scenarios to facilitate problem-solving, critical analysis and evidence-based care. The scenarios act as both the focus for learning and assessment thus embedding assessment within the learning process.

Each of the 6 modules have the same assessment format. Due to the online nature of the course, students are expected to login and participate in the course regularly throughout the module (ideally on a daily basis).

Students are split into groups of 10-15 students and are assigned a dedicated expert tutor who:

Facilitates clinical case discussions with the group.
Monitors, assesses and marks each student throughout the module.
Students use the skills gained during the lectures to engage with the different activities (see below).
Clinical case scenarios with case based discussion - 40%
Individual learning portfolio - 10%
Group/individual activity - 20%
Case based examination - 30%

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Whether you are interested in learning more about the legal and ethical aspects of your job, recognise the impact a qualification with a legal and ethical basis can have on prospects of promotion, or simply have an interest in healthcare law, this programme is for you. Read more
Whether you are interested in learning more about the legal and ethical aspects of your job, recognise the impact a qualification with a legal and ethical basis can have on prospects of promotion, or simply have an interest in healthcare law, this programme is for you.

Why study Healthcare Law and Ethics at Dundee?

Healthcare Law and Ethics is concerned with how the law regulates certain aspects of healthcare practice, why it does so, and whether it does so effectively, and in accordance with ethical principles.

The programme has been devised to accommodate busy healthcare professionals. Unlike other programmes, this one is not open to law graduates, but has been designed specifically for those whose first degree is in a healthcare subject such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, etc.

The programme aims to give you an understanding and appreciation of law and ethics as they apply to professional practice. It will help you understand legal and ethical concepts, terminology and sources of law.

It is offered on a part-time, modular basis with the emphasis being on Distance Learning. This flexibility allows you to study at a time and place of your own choosing and at a pace that is comfortable for you.

"From the beginning of the programme, I was challenged. I was challenged to think, challenged to explore, and challenged to engage more deeply with concepts within the realms of law, ethics and health care that I hadn't previously reflected upon to the same degree. The organization of the course and the quality of the instructors greatly facilitated my understanding of concepts and encouraged me to engage in further readings so as to continue to expand my intellectual horizons."
Ahman B. Haji, graduate

What's great about Healthcare Law and Ethics at Dundee?

In the Times Good University Guide 2012 Dundee Law School was placed 7th in the United Kingdom law school rankings, and we were ranked 1st in Scotland in the 2011 National Student Survey (NSS).

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise Dundee Law School was one of only two law schools in the United Kingdom to achieve a 100% international standard classification, with half of our submissions being graded internationally excellent or world leading. Our commitment on is to provide high quality instruction, with a focus on matters of practical relevance, to prepare students for a successful legal career, whether at home or abroad.

Dundee Law School prides itself as being a friendly Law School where all members of staff are accessible and students are treated as individuals and valued members of our legal community.

Who should study this course?

This course is not for those with a law degree, but instead is suitable for graduates holding a medical or dental degree, or another health care subject (including nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy) with at least 2 years post-qualifying experience, or a minimum of 5 years' practice in a healthcare profession.

Careers

A qualification with a legal and ethical basis can improve your prospects of promotion in the field of healthcare.

We have close links with employers and we offer programmes to support and develop the employability of our students. Our good reputation throughout the profession and close links to employers help Dundee graduates find employment.

"Completion of all three years has certainly provided me with an excellent knowledge of the critical areas of medical law, such as negligence and consent, as well as more controversial and current issues. It has also taught me to critique and argue with facts (rather than simply recite them) in a cogent and succinct manner"

Douglas Hamilton, LLM 2009

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The course will enable you to advance your knowledge in relation to a range of theories and concepts concerning the effective management of the wellbeing and health of individuals and/or groups of people with a healthcare need. Read more
The course will enable you to advance your knowledge in relation to a range of theories and concepts concerning the effective management of the wellbeing and health of individuals and/or groups of people with a healthcare need. It focuses on physiological, life-science and management theories, relevant for ensuring high quality services for consumers of healthcare. It provides a solid academic underpinning to management practices, set in a real work environment.

Course detail

You will receive a thorough grounding in the scientific foundations of health, illness and healthcare and will be taught the most up-to-date concepts in healthcare research methodology and data analysis. Course work and simulation will be used to emphasise the integration of scientific principles and the use of empirical evidence and validated theoretical health care models in guiding clinical practice. The course will equip you with the relevant knowledge and skills to better improve and support healthcare decision making.

Modules

Core:
• Service Design and Improvement in Healthcare
• Research Methods
• Genes, Diseases, Health and Illness
• MSc Project in Healthcare.

Optional modules:
• Leadership and Management Competence in Healthcare
• Advanced Approach in Diabetes Care and Management
• Promoting Sexual Health
• Substance Misuse Treatment and Interventions
• Communicable Diseases: Risks and Assessment for Substance Misusers
• Management of Long-Term Conditions.

Format

We use a variety of learning activities for each module including:
- lectures
- seminars
- group work
- tutorials
- workshops
- experiential learning
- self-directed study
- clinical simulation and lab practical
- research supervision.

Assessment

Tutors assess all modules using a wide range of methods, and a balance of coursework and examinations. Coursework assignments include essays, critical reviews, practical research reports and presentations.

Career and study progression

Students with prior registration with a professional body may progress to become Advanced Practitioners in their field. Candidates without prior registration may complete a 12 -18 month postgraduate training in Physician Assistantship for certification as a Physician Assistant in:

• Long-term Conditions Management
• Public Health
• Human Reproductive and Sexual Health
• Management and Leadership
• Drugs and Substance Use and Misuse Management.

Other successful students have also gone on to work in research and education.

Opportunities for further study include our MPhil or PHD in Human Sciences, or our MPhil or PHD in Communicable Diseases.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/how-apply

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/scholarships-and-bursaries

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