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Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on the healthcare delivery systems in your organization with our online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree. Read more

Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on the healthcare delivery systems in your organization with our online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree.

The U.S. healthcare system is experiencing a rapid transformation. With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an aging population, and emerging new technologies, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024 .*

Today’s healthcare industry employers require effective, visionary leaders who can help them respond to the needs of their communities while optimizing organizational performance and outcomes. Our fully online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree program can put you at the forefront of the field and help you improve the experience of healthcare providers as well as patients.

Walden now offers two ways to earn your degree. With Tempo Learning® by Walden, you have the option to choose your learning experience depending on your learning style and preferences. Whether you want to study alongside classmates in a traditional course-based program or earn your degree at your pace, there’s an option for you to achieve your dreams.

As a leader in healthcare education, Walden is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students, the healthcare industry, and employers. The coursework in this online MHA degree program explores the latest trends and allows you to develop the professional competencies expected by top healthcare organizations:

  • Critical and creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Business and interpersonal communication
  • Strategic planning
  • Adaptability and collaboration
  • Change management

Taught by doctoral-level faculty, our online MHA degree program features curriculum with multimedia that lends a real-world perspective to your online learning experience.

With an online Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Walden, you can gain the skills and credentials needed to pursue healthcare leadership roles and make a difference in your organization and community.

Find detailed information for the general specialization of this program, or all other specializations of this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

MHA Degree Specializations

Our Master of Healthcare Administration program offers a General Program as well as three specializations to help you meet your personal and professional goals.

Career options

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) is expected to expand health insurance to an estimated 30–34 million people by 2018. In the wake of this and other sweeping reform initiatives, the industry needs healthcare management leaders who can bring fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to the varied, complex challenges affecting both organizations and patients.

Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program focuses on the business skills desired by today’s industry employers while preparing you to be an effective practitioner in the post-PPACA environment. Earning your MHA from Walden can position you to pursue a variety of leadership roles in hospitals and other healthcare organizations, including:

  • Ambulatory surgery center director
  • Compliance or business operations director
  • Group practice administrator
  • Academic program or departmental administrator
  • Hospital or health services administrator
  • Assistant administrator
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Materials management director


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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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Leadership in Healthcare Courses. These are more than management courses. Managers are responsible for planning, organising, leading and controlling functions within an organisation. Read more

Leadership in Healthcare Courses

These are more than management courses. Managers are responsible for planning, organising, leading and controlling functions within an organisation. But not all managers are leaders.

Our Postgraduate Diploma and MSc courses will help you develop the skills needed to be a leader – such as communication, motivation, providing inspiration and guidance, and encouraging employees to rise to a higher level of productivity.

This Postgraduate Diploma Will Help You To:

  • Develop a team culture of trust that delivers results
  • Navigate teams through change with tenacity
  • Address challenges innovatively and ethically
  • Make positive decisions with confidence

Solve Your Leadership Challenges

The course will include the opportunity to work with your peers and tutors to solve one of your real-life leadership challenges. You’ll submit your challenge anonymously and the chosen challenge will form the basis for an online round-table discussion for you and your group to analyse, debate and propose a solution. So you could be getting more than a qualification.

You can apply for the MSc in Leadership in Healthcare as a two-year course, firstly completing the Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits), followed by the MSc (60 credits).

Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership in Healthcare

You'll study 6 modules, each over 6 weeks.

  1. Leadership in Healthcare: Exploring the complexities of applying leadership theories in ‘real world’ healthcare settings.
  2. Developing Human and Organisational Potential in Healthcare Settings: Equipping you as a leader with the ability to develop and improve services by harnessing the human and organisational potential within healthcare organisations.
  3. Clinical Governance and Quality in Healthcare Settings: Applying the theory and practice of Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement to complex healthcare settings.
  4. Career and Team Development in Healthcare Organisations: Examining a variety of team and career development tools and evaluating their role in contributing to organisational development.
  5. Strategy and Innovation for Healthcare Leaders: Developing high level skills in understanding the value of strategy and innovation for leaders in healthcare organisations.
  6. Change Management in Healthcare Organisations: Developing flexible leadership skills and the ability to lead change within complex healthcare organisational structures.

Diploma MSc is a collaborative partner of the University of South Wales. On successful completion of this course, you will receive a University of South Wales Postgraduate Diploma.

MSc in Leadership in Healthcare

The Leadership in Healthcare Masters course provides a progression route from the Postgraduate Diploma course in Leadership in Healthcare. Like the Postgraduate Diploma, you'll complete the MSc in 1 calendar year.

  1. Research Methods and Critical Appraisal in Leadership in Healthcare: An initial 12-week online module to develop skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies.
  2. Professional Project: An initial 1,500 word proposal to form the basis or your 10,500 word professional project.

Diploma MSc is a collaborative partner of the University of South Wales. On successful completion of this course, you will receive a University of South Wales Masters.



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Cost pressures and aging populations are challenges of today’s globalised society that healthcare professionals need to manage carefully. Read more

Cost pressures and aging populations are challenges of today’s globalised society that healthcare professionals need to manage carefully. Executives with knowledge and skills in both healthcare administration and management who know how to face these demanding tasks are in high demand.

This International Healthcare Management MBA programme combines the sought-after expertise in international healthcare management with different perspectives on leadership, organisational behaviour and business administration.

The curriculum is structured into interdisciplinary modules with a focus on leadership skills, subject expertise and methodical knowledge and is designed for professionals from all sectors of the healthcare industry who want to improve their management skills in order to qualify for leadership positions. In addition to management skills, soft skills are incorporated into the programme. Students get the chance to expand their professional network and exchange ideas with healthcare executives, lecturers and guest speakers from different cultures and countries.

In three semesters, our MBA students do not only get to know the relevant methods and trends in healthcare management, but also become experts in their field and get the opportunity to advance their management careers. Our career service and our extended network provide excellent support to students in finding their next career opportunity in healthcare management.

Curriculum

Topics: international healthcare management

  • Organization and Leadership in Healthcare Management
  • Performance Measurement and Decision Making in Healthcare
  • International Public Health Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Environment Company Project in the field of Healthcare Management
  • Hospital, Ambulatory Care
  • Pharmaceutical or Medicinal Products
  • Healthcare Payor (e-health)

Topics: management and economic framework

  • Team-building and Communication
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Complexity and Decision Making
  • Informal Organizational Design
  • Globalization, Society and Responsibility
  • Intercultural Intelligence Trust and Collaboration
  • Corporate Communication Knowledge Management  

Career Perspectives

The healthcare sector is one of the world’s largest industries and growth engines. The combination of management know-how and sector-specific knowledge enables graduates to raise their international profile, becoming sought-after candidates for top-level management positions.

The MBA programme qualifies professionals to work in international healthcare institutions and companies such as hospitals, clinics, special care institutions, providers of pharmaceutical technology, upstream and downstream service providers, startups, public institutions and non-profit associations. You can pursue a number of occupations after completing your MBA degree in International Healthcare Management.

Graduates can work in:

  • Business leadership roles
  • International Sales and Key Account Management
  • Quality and Process Management
  • Medical Controlling and E-Health
  • Human Resources Management, Communication and PR
  • Public Health and Association Work - Business Consultancy 


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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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Our  six-month Informatics for Healthcare Systems CPD course explores the role of informatics in managing healthcare systems, with an emphasis on current issues and future innovations and trends. Read more

Our  six-month Informatics for Healthcare Systems CPD course explores the role of informatics in managing healthcare systems, with an emphasis on current issues and future innovations and trends.

The course is led by health problems rather than technologies or organisations, setting the direction of translational thinking that healthcare managers need to take when dealing with information and communications technologies.

Through our own research-driven examples and case studies, you will be provided with the skills and concepts needed to address the core issues in delivering and managing healthcare systems through informatics.

These include topics surrounding data, technologies, information and people in the context of the journey from the maintenance of wellbeing to specialist healthcare for individuals, and the creation of a population-wide picture of health to enable well-informed management of a whole system.

Each course unit will examine a core issue in detail at every stage of the patient pathway in context with other core issues and skills, and will consider its impact on the information usage.

This course is open to anyone who looking to develop their health informatics knowledge and work in the healthcare, pharmaceutical or academic sectors.

Aims

We aim to:

  • look at each of the core issues in relation to the requirements of the information systems, and the use of information at each stage in the Pathway together with its impact on the remainder of the pathway;
  • provide you with the key skills required to develop and manage healthcare systems in the new and changing health economy, addressing the agenda of the information revolution, where the patient is at the centre of the healthcare system;
  • emphasise the importance and role of information in patient-driven healthcare;
  • explain key principles and concepts and their practical application.

Teaching and learning

This course uses an engaging blend of lectures, exercises, discussions and case studies designed to put theory into practice.

Our enquiry-based learning approach will encourage discussion and debate, enabling you to actively share knowledge with other students. Face-to-face time will provide you with immediate access to experts and a forum for the informatics workforce to network and to exchange experiences and knowledge.

This will allow you to develop wider awareness of the overall health informatics and patient pathway context, and provide a basis for greater collaboration.

Online material relating to each unit will allow you to review material in your own time and reflect upon your learning and how it can be applied in your own organisation. Material will also be provided as pre-unit preparation and for learning reflection.

Both reflective and preparatory material will enable you to consolidate and advance your learning in ways that suit you on an individual basis.

For those attending more than one unit, online material will connect the subject matter covered during each unit. It will also allow you to directly apply your knowledge and skills in the workplace, enabling you to enhance your practical experience.

Access to the online material will remain available to assist in ongoing consolidation of knowledge and skills.

Course unit details

The course is delivered across seven face-to-face contact days, divided into one block of three days and two blocks of two days. Each block is then interspersed with e-learning content for reflection and preparation. Each unit will have one face-to-face day, except Unit 6, which will comprise two face-to-face days.

  • Unit 1: Essential Informatics in Healthcare Systems
  • Unit 2: Significance of Recording and Coding Information
  • Unit 3: Interoperability in Health Information Systems
  • Unit 4: Health Information and Clinical Governance
  • Unit 5: Human and Organisational Factors in Health
  • Unit 6: Emerging Innovations and Trends in Health

Course collaborators

This course has been developed in conjunction with the School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester, the North West Informatics Skills Development Network, and discussions with clinicians and other members in the NHS and industry. In addition, key competencies have been highlighted using the Health Careers Framework.

What our students say

"During the course I have had the opportunity to look at current practices from a more objective standpoint (rather than being caught up with doing it) and hear perspectives from colleagues in other settings. I have a better and broader understanding of issues across the healthcare system and hopefully will be able to apply some of the academic ways of looking at things going forward."

Robert Konstant-Hambling, Head of Information, North West Specialised Commissioning

"The course has been beneficial to me in a number of areas, in particular it has forced me to investigate above and beyond NHS and DoH literature and see things from a different perspective. I always have good intentions of investigating and reading to improve knowledge and understanding for my work area but find time restricting and seldom have chance to read beyond the high priority documents. I have found the course and networking with NHS staff of a similar level and responsibilities, in this environment, extremely useful in challenging existing knowledge and forcing me to stretch myself."

Erica Fairweather, System Support Manager, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

"The course has enabled me to interact with the rest of the health economy on a more informed basis thereby benefitting both the health economy as a whole and influencing better patient care through the delivery of cohesive systems."

Paul Lucock, Associate Director ICT Delivery, Northwest Ambulance NHS Trust

Facilities

Computers will be available during the face-to-face sessions held on campus at the University. We offer extensive library and online services to help you get the most out of your studies.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email:



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Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study Community and Primary Healthcare Practice at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). Read more

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study Community and Primary Healthcare Practice at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).

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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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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MBA in Healthcare. Healthcare Learning. & the. Medical University of Vienna. are delighted to welcome you to the UK’s first online postgraduate MBA in Healthcare. Read more

MBA in Healthcare

Healthcare Learning & the Medical University of Vienna 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.

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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Our MA Healthcare Practice is the ideal choice if you have a postgraduate diploma, or 120 credits at Level 7 and would like to convert this to a Master's. Read more

Our MA Healthcare Practice is the ideal choice if you have a postgraduate diploma, or 120 credits at Level 7 and would like to convert this to a Master's.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Our MA is a top-up degree comprising of two modules which will further develop your leadership skills, academic rigour and ability to link research to practice. You will build on your existing postgraduate skills and knowledge and increase your confidence in appraisal of literature.

We encourage scholarship and autonomy by building independent thinkers who understand the link between academic discipline in the classroom and the post-study world.

We are proud of our ability to nurture creativity and enterprise by developing effective communicators. With us, you will learn to be technologically confident and competent when encountering unfamiliar situations. We will also develop your expertise and awareness of ethical issues.

Employability

Employers are progressively looking for more people with competent research skills who are able to deliver evidence based practice. As part of your studies you will carry out an independent research-based study. Here you will devise and present a proposal for a change project.

During this time, our expert lecturers will be on hand to support and give you confidence in appraising and designing your own research. They will help you to enhance your ability to work independently. Here you will learn to synthesise and critically appraise vital healthcare research.

Funding

If you work for an organisation which has a contract for CPD with us, then they may be able to cover your fees. If you are self funding the fees will be £2,700.

Healthcare Practice, MAPostgraduate prospectus

  • If you have a postgraduate diploma, or credits for conversion, our top-up degree offers fortnightly attendance with supported online learning.
  • If you are looking to increase your employability, our expert lecturers will help you develop your skills in appraising and designing research.
  • Studies are highly relevant to your working life, plus you will devise and present a proposal for a change project.

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 Family Care & Mental Health

 Avery Hill Campus

1-4 years part time

Overview

Our MA Healthcare Practice is the ideal choice if you have a postgraduate diploma, or 120 credits at Level 7 and would like to convert this to a Master's.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Our MA is a top-up degree comprising of two modules which will further develop your leadership skills, academic rigour and ability to link research to practice. You will build on your existing postgraduate skills and knowledge and increase your confidence in appraisal of literature.

We encourage scholarship and autonomy by building independent thinkers who understand the link between academic discipline in the classroom and the post-study world.

We are proud of our ability to nurture creativity and enterprise by developing effective communicators. With us, you will learn to be technologically confident and competent when encountering unfamiliar situations. We will also develop your expertise and awareness of ethical issues.

Employability

Employers are progressively looking for more people with competent research skills who are able to deliver evidence based practice. As part of your studies you will carry out an independent research-based study. Here you will devise and present a proposal for a change project.

During this time, our expert lecturers will be on hand to support and give you confidence in appraising and designing your own research. They will help you to enhance your ability to work independently. Here you will learn to synthesise and critically appraise vital healthcare research.

Funding

If you work for an organisation which has a contract for CPD with us, then they may be able to cover your fees. If you are self funding the fees will be £2,700.

What you'll study

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a 10,000 word dissertation taking the form of an extended critical review, an independent audit, or a workbased project, and an initial creation of a presentation critically analysing the proposal for your dissertation project.

Careers

On completion of this programme you will have furthered your ability to synthesise reflective skills and critical enquiry. This will support you in management and leadership positions as well as any research focused role in practice. It will also support your professional development towards an academic career.



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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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Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on healthcare delivery systems with our online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program through Tempo Learning®, a custom-paced online format for working professionals. Read more

Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on healthcare delivery systems with our online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program through Tempo Learning®, a custom-paced online format for working professionals.

Today’s healthcare industry employers require effective, visionary leaders who can respond to community needs while optimizing organizational performance and outcomes. In fact, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024.* Our Master of Healthcare Administration curriculum was built based on input from industry leaders, ensuring that what you learn in your program will be applicable immediately in your career.

With our fully online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program, you will be at the forefront of meeting the demand for effective, visionary healthcare leaders—and you will develop skills and knowledge you can apply immediately to advance your career in this rapidly changing field.

This custom-paced online program allows you to learn and advance on your own schedule. Walden faculty engage proactively with you on each competency, sharing their expertise to ensure you gain the knowledge needed to impact your career. In addition, your real-life experience and prior knowledge can be used to demonstrate what you already know and potentially accelerate your progress to save time and money.

In addition, we offer a course-based option if that’s a better fit for your career and lifestyle.

Master of Healthcare Administration (Competency-Based) Curriculum

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program is delivered through Tempo Learning®, a competency-based education experience. This means that rather than progressing toward your degree course by course, you prove your knowledge by completing competencies.

Competencies are skills, knowledge, and abilities that students use to demonstrate their progress. For each degree, a series of competencies that students need to be successful in for their careers is identified. By completing all the competencies included within a degree program, students demonstrate that they have acquired skills and knowledge specifically identified by leaders in their field, and are able to apply them immediately in their work lives.

Mastery of competencies is proven through a variety of assessments, such as selected responses, short answers, or work products.

The Master of Healthcare Administration program competencies are grouped within areas of expertise.

Career Outlook

In the wake of sweeping reform initiatives, there is a growing need for healthcare management leaders who can bring fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to the varied, complex challenges affecting both organizations and patients.

Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program focuses on the business skills desired by today’s industry employers while preparing you to be an effective practitioner. The Tempo Learning® curriculum was developed in partnership with industry leaders and employers, who identified the most desirable skills and knowledge needed to serve as an effective leader in the industry—skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately, while still enrolled in your degree program.

Earning your MHA from Walden can position you to pursue a variety of leadership roles in hospitals and other healthcare organizations, including:

  • Ambulatory surgery center director
  • Compliance or business operations director
  • Group practice administrator
  • Academic program or departmental administrator
  • Hospital or health services administrator
  • Assistant administrator
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Materials management director
  • Director of business functions such as marketing, operations, and planning
  • Health information manager
  • Director of managed care
  • Director of managed care business development
  • Director of patient access
  • Medical and health services manager

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is projected to grow 23% from 2012 to 2022.*



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Introduction. The Maternal & Newborn Healthcare course is designed to enable healthcare professionals working in the fields of maternal and newborn health to gain the knowledge and skills required to lead high quality healthcare services at a strategic level. Read more

Introduction

The Maternal & Newborn Healthcare course is designed to enable healthcare professionals working in the fields of maternal and newborn health to gain the knowledge and skills required to lead high quality healthcare services at a strategic level.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

  • You will be studying at the No.2 nursing faculty in the UK and 5th in the world (QS World University Rankings by subject).
  • Internationally renowned clinicians and academics providing an unparalleled inter-professional learning experience in a multi-faculty environment.
  • Located in the heart of London, across four of King’s Thames-side campuses (Waterloo, Strand, St Thomas’ and Guy’s) and the Denmark Hill Campus in South London.
  • Access to extracurricular seminars and lectures given by leaders in healthcare from around the world

Course detail

This course is for healthcare professionals who currently work in the field of maternal and newborn healthcare, and requires students to undertake modules that equate to a total 60 credits for a PGCert, 120 credits for a PGDip, and 180 credits for a MSc, formed of a mix of compulsory core modules and additional optional modules. The learning opportunities are tailored to the needs of individual students and based on their individual specialty.

Students will study the ethical, cultural, political, and international contexts in which maternal and newborn healthcare is provided. This will be facilitated through reflective, analytical and critical thinking through the provision of educational input from expert lecturers, external speakers and a varied assessment approach.

Course purpose

This course is for healthcare professionals currently work in the field of maternal and newborn healthcare who wish to study the ethical, cultural, political, and international contexts in which maternal and newborn healthcare is provided.

 A typical academic year for students of this might have approximately 150 hours (25% of total hours) in combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision and workshops, and approximately 450 hours (75% of total hours) of independent study such as preparing for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading, and completion of your dissertation.

You are expected to undertake 5-10 hours of self-study per week. This may vary depending on the recommended reading lists discussed in the teaching sessions and assessment deadlines.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Students will be assessed in a variety of ways depending on the modules undertaken and a dissertation is the final assessment method for the course for those studying for an MSc.

Regulating body King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/Maternal-Newborn-Healthcare-PGCertPGDipMSc.aspx

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The new MRes (Masters of Research) in Healthcare & Design is an interdisciplinary programme that draws on the complementary knowledge and expertise of Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art. Read more

The new MRes (Masters of Research) in Healthcare & Design is an interdisciplinary programme that draws on the complementary knowledge and expertise of Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art.

The programme aims to equip candidates from a wide range of academic and professional practice backgrounds with the tools and techniques to instigate and lead design innovations in a broad range of healthcare environments. Teaching takes place in the RCA and St Mary’s Hospital with a course that is particularly well tailored to those who aim to study alongside employment with eight intensive modules delivered in ‘burst mode’ (four per year in two 2-week blocks) and a supervised major personal design research project. The teaching is delivered in a mix of lectures and practical workshops in group and individual projects where designers, healthcare professionals and clinicians work together often in group based activities to enhance knowledge exchange.

Contexts for healthcare innovation are broad ranging from the physical and psychological to surgery, recuperation and recovery, therapy, transport, services and software. We expect outputs from this course to be implementable in the healthcare industry ranging from product and technology innovations through to software solutions, spatial and architectural to new experience and service designs.

The course builds on the longstanding partnerships between the RCA and Imperial College in developing joint courses since the 1980s. The Helen Hamlyn Centre for design has delivered over 150 healthcare and user centred projects while the Helix Centre at St Mary’s Hospital is the first design studio in a clinical setting and brings designers and clinicians together for the first time to solve healthcare challenges using lean innovation strategy. A key objective of the Helix Centre is to catalyse more innovative approaches to healthcare service delivery with better design and planning, more efficient use of resources and greater focus on patient need. The programme runs in parallel with the MSc in Healthcare Innovation at Imperial sharing aspects of course content in a way that is deliberately designed to bridge the gap between design-driven innovation and the healthcare context. This unique body of expertise feeds back into the MRes programme though teaching, supervision and mentoring.

The programme offers:

  • The opportunity to develop an awareness of the role and value of design in solving healthcare challenges
  • A multi-professional perspective on problem-solving and the importance of clinical/design team collaboration
  • An awareness of the UK health system and the systemic challenges it faces to remain sustainable
  • An environment in which to develop the design led innovation skills to rapidly research, synthesise and prototype a solution to a healthcare challenge
  • The opportunity to work alongside a world-class faculty, who can provide knowledge-based learning and encourage critical awareness of current issues
  • A range of research techniques, tools and frameworks for use in the fields of design and innovation

PLEASE NOTE: Due to UK Visas and Immigration Service visa restrictions on part-time courses, we are only able to offer places for UK Home/EU applicants. International applicants are currently not eligible.



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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

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. The MSc in Healthcare Operational Management 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.

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

The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective modules. 8 modules are studied and assessed in total. Modules consist of directed tuition in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, case studies and e-learning. Modules are assessed by Post Module Assignment. A major individual research project also forms part of the MSc. It is submitted in the form of a dissertation This should take approximately 600 hours of study time. An oral examination is held upon completion.

Core modules

  • Leading Change in Healthcare
  • Quality and Productivity in Health Service Systems
  • Operational Management and Clinical Systems Improvement
  • Introduction to Health informatics
  • Electronic Healthcare Records
  • Epidemiology and Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement
  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Resource Management in Healthcare Service Delivery

Please note: Our course and module content and schedule is continually reviewed and updated to reflect the latest research expertise at Warwick, so it is therefore very important that you check the website for the latest information before you apply and when you accept an offer.

Project

The project will relate to issues of quality and productivity in the healthcare context and supports you in developing your research and analytical skills. Through your project you can focus on an aspect of particular interest to you – some examples are listed below:

  • Implementing innovation in hospital care
  • Improving service design through the use of informatics
  • Service design for quality improvement
  • Improving service delivery through use of technology
  • Cost-effective service design

After You Graduate

As a graduate of Healthcare Operational Management, you can expect to work in a managerial or organisational leadership role within health service organisations or institutions. 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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