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The MSc Healthcare Leadership aims to meet development needs for the health and social care sectors, which are undergoing significant change. Read more

The MSc Healthcare Leadership aims to meet development needs for the health and social care sectors, which are undergoing significant change. It is a vocationally-focused academic programme, intended to prepare professionals from the health sector, social care and related professions to become effective leaders and better managers in the workplace.

The programme will offer the opportunity to engage with key theory, but also to understand the specific contextual relevance in the NHS and social care, through delivery by specialists from both the University of Wolverhampton Business School and the School of Health and Wellbeing.

Upon completion of the course you will have an understanding of: perspectives on leadership, leadership theories and practice; how these apply in health and social care sectors during transition and change; how to appraise the micro and macro environments of the health and social care sectors and how to lead and manage within the complexity of these environments. Additionally, you will have learned how to improve performance through reflective practice, achieved via a range of teaching and learning methods and delivered within a contextually relevant but academically challenging programme of study.

Why Wolverhampton?

The MSc Healthcare Leadership focuses on critical leadership skills and qualities and provides opportunities for a greater understanding of both sectors, mirroring the increased harmonisation and partnered working models in the NHS and social care contexts.

The programme is delivered by specialists from the Business School and the School of Health and Wellbeing, who are involved in significant advisory roles and research within health and social care locally, regionally and nationally, and who participate in national communities of practice – developing and sharing expertise across the UK.

You will leave the programme not just with a range of skills, but with the confidence to lead within the complexity of health and social care environments.

Career path

This programme has been designed specifically to provide relevant knowledge and skills for those acting in a leadership role in the health and social care sectors. Past students have successfully applied their learning in their clinical or social care roles, effecting organisational improvement and have contributed to research in health care leadership – becoming knowledgeable, skilled, innovative and effective leaders.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  1. Critically apply knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to a professional leadership role, within the health, health-related or social care sectors.
  2. Critically debate the key concepts and theoretical positions that have been developed, or are developing, within leadership and professional development.
  3. Reflect on the academic and practical application of leadership theories and practices in the health and social care context.
  4. Analyse theory and context, delivering findings through effective presentation media, to become a confident, digitally literate and innovative health or social care leader.
  5. Critically appraise professional standards within the health and social care sectors and recognise obligations to stakeholders, the profession and society.
  6. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level.


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The challenges of maintaining a safe, accessible and sustainable health service require its future leaders to be inclusive, collaborative and possess critical skills in improvement and systems leadership. Read more

The challenges of maintaining a safe, accessible and sustainable health service require its future leaders to be inclusive, collaborative and possess critical skills in improvement and systems leadership.

Our Healthcare Leadership and Management programme has been specifically created to offer the time, space, and support you need to become a compassionate, inclusive and effective leader of the future.

It is suitable for all aspiring or established leaders in any health-related discipline which includes nurses, allied healthcare professionals, commissioners, managers and doctors of any speciality including training grades, GPs and consultants early in their leadership journey.

Throughout this programme we aim to:

  • Provide you with a safe ‘practitioner researcher’ led environment of learning for you to share your ideas, perspectives and current experiences in response to realistic scenarios.
  • Challenge you to consider offering solutions alone and in collaboration.
  • Support your development as a leader through engagement with both core and advanced concepts in leadership and change focussing on the delivery of healthcare at team and system level.
  • Enable you to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and reflect on the translation of research-based evidence into healthcare practice.
  • Provide opportunities for you to refine written and verbal communication skills through the examination of theory and its use in practice.

Modules

Please note constituent modules and pathways may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website.

Examples of modules from previous years are as follows;

  • Implementation science
  • Leading change in health services
  • Leadership in Healthcare
  • Management in Healthcare

Assessment method

Each module will include both formative and summative elements. Formative assessment will involve opportunities for discussion and feedback from peers and tutors. The summative assessment element for each module will provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the intended learning outcomes. Elements of assessment will include:

  • Development of Knowledge and Understanding
  • Cognitive and Intellectual skills
  • Key/Transferable Skills


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This innovative course offers clinicians and managers the opportunity to look in depth at healthcare leadership and commissioning theory, policy and practice, combining academic research with an up-to-the minute take on current policy, structured practical projects and work-based investigations. Read more

This innovative course offers clinicians and managers the opportunity to look in depth at healthcare leadership and commissioning theory, policy and practice, combining academic research with an up-to-the minute take on current policy, structured practical projects and work-based investigations.

A distinct feature of this course is that students can combine leadership modules with specialist clinical, public health, educational, and research modules; this combination strengthens professional knowledge, and applies learning to practice. The course will challenge existing work habits and mindsets, and underpin your work performance with a strong theory and policy base.

Key areas of study

  • Leadership and change management in clinical services
  • Commissioning for quality care
  • Quality, safety and service improvement in clinical services
  • Principles and practice of public health
  • Research methods and critical appraisal 

Course structure

Modules are usually assessed via presentations, seminars, abstracts, posters or a 3,000 – 4,000 word written assignment.

PGCert (60 credits)

PLUS

  • One module from the core list or optional list (20 credits)

PGDip (120 credits)

PGCert modules

PLUS

PLUS

  • One module from the optional module list (20 credits) See below.

MSc (180 credits)

PGDip modules

PLUS

  • One module from the optional module list (20 credits) See below.

PLUS

Optional modules

Career opportunities

This course is delivered by a multi-professional team based both within the university and in health and social care services, bringing clinicians, leaders and commissioners together from all parts of the health and care system.

It offers a rich and inter-connected learning environment to build cross-organisation links with leaders from other settings. The classroom environment is enriched with practical applied examples of workplace initiatives.



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Healthcare organisations are asking more and more from their leaders and managers in order to be able to meet the demands of an increasingly complex healthcare context. Read more
Healthcare organisations are asking more and more from their leaders and managers in order to be able to meet the demands of an increasingly complex healthcare context. The MBA in Leadership and Management in Healthcare has been designed for experienced managers and leaders working in the field of health within the public, private and independent sectors in the UK and abroad.

Canterbury Christ Church University has an established reputation as a provider of choice for both bespoke and pre­validated management and leadership programmes. We design courses that add value in the workplace by tailoring them to meet client needs within their context.

Visit the website: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/courses/postgraduate/healthcare-leadership-and-management.aspx

Course detail

The MBA in Leadership and Management in Healthcare engages participants through experiential and practical learning, reinforced by theoretical models and real scenarios. We work with participants to transfer learning back into the workplace through personal development plans, project work and enable the application of meaningful action plans to follow up the course.

In short, we design these courses to meet the real and important needs of current Health organisations with the aim of almost immediate payback on their investment in their people.

The MBA is delivered through a partnership between the Business School and the Faculty of Health. Staff from the Business School combine excellence in their academic disciplines with considerable business experience and active research in both the public and private sectors. The Faculty of Health is a leading provider of health education in Kent with a particular focus on interprofessional teaching, learning and research. It offers a forward thinking, innovative and flexible approach to teaching, learning and research. Each year, over 3,000 students join our thriving and supportive community to participate in courses and research that impact on regional, national and international health and social care services.

Suitability

The programme is aimed at Healthcare professionals, these can be clinicians, specialist or managers who are looking to enhance their qualifications and knowledge base. This often includes those who have been given, or are going to be given, responsibility for other staff and often for budgets too. This MBA is specially aimed at those with leadership and managerial roles within the health service. Previous students have included among others senior nurses, specialist nurses, commissioners, doctors, pharmacists, ward managers, radiographers and matrons.

Content

The programme is comprised of six main modules, these being:

• Strategy
• Business Planning
• Leading and Managing Change
• Leadership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Transforming Healthcare Quality through Evaluating Outcomes
• Marketing and Service Management
• Research and Critical Enquiry Methods

Format

The programme contains a mixture of interactive class based sessions, case studies, presentations and guest speakers.

Assessment

Progress is assessed on an on­going basis, through assessments including written reports, group and individual presentations, and on­line submissions.

In total 180 Level 7 credits are required for the MBA, this includes the final dissertation.

Assessment is via coursework.

What can I do next?

As well as enhancing your professional practice, business and leadership skills, you will develop a rich understanding of existing and innovative practice in your chosen field.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please follow this link: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/how-to-apply/how-to-apply.aspx

Funding

-Masters Loans-

From 2016/17 government loans of up to £10,000 are available for postgraduate Masters study. The loans will be paid directly to students by the Student Loans Company and will be subject to both personal and course eligibility criteria.

For more information available here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/funding-your-degree/funding-your-postgraduate-degree.aspx

-2017/18 Entry Financial Support-

Information on alternative funding sources is available here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/funding-your-degree/2017-18-entry-financial-support.aspx

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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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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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This Clinical Leadership PGCert is for experienced healthcare professionals. You will develop personal, professional and strategic leadership knowledge and skills. Read more

This Clinical Leadership PGCert is for experienced healthcare professionals. You will develop personal, professional and strategic leadership knowledge and skills. You will have access to inter-professional debate, the latest leadership theory and a variety of evidence based tools and techniques.

This course offers a unique learning opportunity to healthcare professionals from all clinical and non-clinical backgrounds. The course will increase your knowledge by sharing experiences of leadership dilemmas and challenges. Teaching is facilitated by leadership experts from a variety of healthcare backgrounds.

Academics, researchers and NHS clinicians deliver the courses, all with extensive experience in a range of healthcare leadership roles. Dr Paul Young, Degree Programme Director (DPD), has links to Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

You will reflect on your own leadership performance and experience through self-evaluation and 360 degree assessment. Diagnostic psychometric tools include:

  • MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator)
  • Healthcare Leadership Model 360 Degree Assessment
  • Hays ESCI-U (Emotional and Social Competency Inventory)
  • i-resilience

You will also have the opportunity to access team diagnostic tools including:

  • ATPI (Aston Team Performance Inventory)
  • Team Reflexivity Questionnaire
  • Do OD (NHS Organisational Development)

The mix of clinical professions and the teaching staff allows for confidential conversations, experience sharing, and for different perspectives to be explored. All helping to reaffirm that difficult dilemmas and people leadership issues are common and experienced by all.

Recent graduate

Delivery

Our teaching is underpinned by current research, theory and practice.

The course includes:

  • nine compulsory teaching days spread over nine months
  • approximately 15 hours of independent study per week

Each module comprises three full teaching days. This is one per month for three months.

Each teaching day includes a mix of:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • workshop style seminars.

The teaching days are designed to encourage a reflective approach to personal and professional development. Individual or group tutorials can also be arranged with members of the teaching team.

Blackboard is our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It allows you to access the course content at anytime and from anywhere. The teaching and reading materials are accessible by desktop computer, tablet or mobile device.



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Course Overview. This course is based on the NHS Healthcare Leadership Model’s nine dimensions of leadership behaviours. Studying this course will give leaders and aspiring leaders the practical skills and knowledge to work confidently in developing safe, high-quality clinical care and support services. Read more

Course Overview

This course is based on the NHS Healthcare Leadership Model’s nine dimensions of leadership behaviours. Studying this course will give leaders and aspiring leaders the practical skills and knowledge to work confidently in developing safe, high-quality clinical care and support services. This course provides you with critical appraisals of current policy, ideas, case studies and innovative practice. This course allows you to directly apply learning to your practice through the live assessments and projects and the personal development plan that you will produce. Selected course modules are facilitated by Alternative Strategies (UK) Ltd, one of our a partner organisations.

Course content

You will cover the nine dimensions of leadership behaviour through a series of work-based modules, which explore areas of personal and service development, using useful frameworks, tools and techniques. You will explore the issues related to involving key stakeholders, working with teams and managing organisational dynamics to ensure successful service improvement.

Course modules (17/18)

-Leadership: The People Challenge

-Visions into Practice

-Innovation and Creativity

-Building a Compassionate Culture

-Enhancing Professional Practice

-Growing and Sustaining a Change Culture

-Professional Project

-Evidence-based Practice Review

-Work Placement Opportunity

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Methods of Learning

The Leadership in Health and Social Care MSc uses a range of facilitative teaching methods including learning support material, activity-based workshops, webinars and video recorded presentations.

Assessments

Assessments focus on direct application of learning to your practice and reflection on live projects. You will show evidence of your personal leadership journey through essays, presentations, reports, portfolios and reflective papers.

Facilities and Special Features

We regard supporting our students as a crucial element of this programme. Ongoing professional support during your learning experience is provided through close contact with your Personal Academic Tutor (PAT), who will meet with you a minimum of twice per module.

The University of Northampton is working in partnership with Alternative Strategies (UK) Ltd, provider of Leadership, Organisational Development and Clinical Training Courses, based in Corby, Northamptonshire. Altstrat is the UK’s only independent provider of University-accredited Healthcare Leadership Training and Consultancy. Together the University of Northampton and Altstrat offer joint delivery in the MSc/Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership for Health and Social Care.

Careers

This course allows for progression as team and service leaders and beyond, as well as teaching you the practical skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to work confidently in developing high-quality clinical care and support services.Our graduates now hold a range of posts from Board Directors to Ward Managers, citing this programme as being vital to their career progression.



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Welcome to our Leadership and Management Programme which is aimed for all healthcare professionals. For those in clinical practice, an appreciation of leadership and management skills in the health care setting is increasingly important. Read more

Overview

Welcome to our Leadership and Management Programme which is aimed for all healthcare professionals. For those in clinical practice, an appreciation of leadership and management skills in the health care setting is increasingly important. This part time postgraduate award is focused on developing the knowledge, skills and values to enable you to practice more confidently and to become an effective clinical leader. The three modules have been designed specifically to enable you to think creatively and to challenge how healthcare services are currently delivered.

Modules 1 and 3 utilise a mix of teaching methods, including face to face lectures, small group discussion, case studies and on-line learning through the Keele Learning Environment (KLE).

Module 2 is an independent, practice based study, conducted in your own work environment and supported by a trust based supervisor. We encourage our students to consider publication of their findings if appropriate.

Course Aims

Good and effective leadership in healthcare practice makes a very positive difference to improving patient care.

By the end of the programme, you will:

• understand how organisations work and the challenges involved in leading and managing busy clinicians and establishing effective team working in order to deliver high quality care and bring about change as required

• be better informed about current and prevailing national health policy and how they work in practice

• understand how the NHS is funded and the key issues around commissioning arrangements and how care needs to be organised and delivered

• have acquired a range of leadership and management skills and have the confidence to apply these concepts in practice by engaging and empowering others

• have had the opportunity to study in depth an element of effective leadership in healthcare practice

Course Content

Module 1: Leadership and Management for Healthcare Professionals (15 credits):
This module will provide the foundation to the award; within it, we will explore both the theoretical background to leadership and management and the practical skills which you will require to be an effective leader in the present, challenging, healthcare environment. You will leave with greater insight into your own leadership style and impact on others, together with a deeper understanding of how the new commissioning arrangements will affect your service.

Module 2: Independent Practice Based Study (30 credits):
This module is a portfolio assessment of a workplace based project. You will negotiate with a personal tutor to draw up a personalised action plan and a programme of activity to design, carry out and evaluate a leadership project with direct impact on service redesign or patient care in your workplace.

Module 3: A choice of one of the following options:-
- Leadership for Patient Safety (15 credits):
This module addresses the need for health and social care professionals to engage more effectively with the factors that fundamentally affect the provision of safe, effective, and compassionate healthcare for patients. This is an online module comprised of activities, discussions, collaboration and assessments, so making combining work, home and study easier.

- Medical Education (15 credits):
Much of a doctor’s professional life is concerned with facilitating the learning of junior medical staff, as well as contributing to the education of other health professionals and patients. This module starts with a teaching the teachers course (which you may have already completed) and continues with a virtual learning environment online to enable you to study at a time and place more convenient to you, so that no further attendance is required.

- Following the Money: Finance in the National Health Service (15 credits)
This module will explain how the NHS is funded, consider alternatives used in other systems and develop a series of financial management techniques that will enable participants to better understand, and ultimately influence, the processes.

- Clinical Effectiveness (15 credits)
This module aims to familiarise students with the methods and processes of critical evaluation of the professional literature and how this may be applied clinically and as a self-learning model.

- Advanced Leadership: Community Engagement (15 credits)
The module will allow the student to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively engage patients and the public in healthcare decision making.

- Contemporary Challenges in Healthcare Ethics and Law (15 credits)
In this module students will gain a high quality introduction to ethical and legal issues in healthcare and the knowledge and skills to enable further work on the subject.

Module 3: Independent Practice Based Study (30 credits):
This module is a portfolio assessment of a workplace based project. You will negotiate with a personal tutor to draw up a personalised action plan and a programme of activity to design, carry out and evaluate a leadership project with direct impact on service redesign or patient care in your workplace.

Teaching & Assessment

Various forms of assessment will be used including written assignments, observation and reflection on teaching practice, case based discussions, personal portfolios and a project report.

Additional Costs

Apart from additional costs for text books, inter-library loans and potential overdue library fines we do not anticipate any additional costs for this postgraduate programme.

Find information on Scholarships here - http://www.keele.ac.uk/studentfunding/bursariesscholarships/

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership focuses on the development of knowledge, skills and competencies for effective leadership. Read more

The Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership focuses on the development of knowledge, skills and competencies for effective leadership. Drawing on contemporary debates and topical issues of relevance, it aims to provide an understanding of leadership in the organisational context.

The course encompasses a range of issues of significance to leaders in organisations and on completion of this course you will be able to apply necessary knowledge and skills to be able to respond to a range of contemporary leadership challenges in organisations.

What happens on the course?

The course will consist of three from the following modules

  • Perspectives on Leadership
  • Leading in an Organisational Context
  • The Reflective Practitioner
  • Leading Transformation and Change
  • Strategic Management
  • Contemporary Leadership in Practice

Why Wolverhampton?

The course builds students’ knowledge and skills profile in leadership. It also provides a good foundation for further study on a range of business and management courses, such as MA Leadership, MSc Healthcare Leadership and MBA.

Career path

The programme is suitable for those occupying early leadership and management positions in organisations. It provides the foundations for advancement into more senior leadership roles, or for moves to new organisations. It can also lead to the study of an MSC in Leadership.

What skills will you gain?

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Synthesise perspectives on leadership informed by an understanding of relevant theory and research
  2. Evaluate appropriate strategies for leading organisational strategy, change and transformation, and provide ethical leadership for successful organisational performance
  3. Critically evaluate and recommend appropriate leadership strategies in relation to the management of resources, relationships and reputations


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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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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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Enhance your skills in the areas of management, leadership and innovation - required by a wide range of healthcare professionals and health service managers. Read more
Enhance your skills in the areas of management, leadership and innovation - required by a wide range of healthcare professionals and health service managers. MSc Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation is designed to be a highly flexible entry into management within the health and care service, whether your interests lie in leadership, quality improvement, innovation methodology, organisation development, patient safety, or education.

Key features

-Choose to study full-time – this is particularly suitable if you are undertaking an intercalated degree from medicine or dentistry. Taught modules will be delivered in the autumn and spring terms, and your MSc will be completed over the course of one year.
-Join the programme if you're an intercalating medical student and have successfully completed your fourth year, or have already completed an undergraduate course.
-Benefit from flexible learning - there are a number of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities relating to this programme where a single module or specific days within a module may be taken independently. Please email to find out more.
-Improve your leadership and management skills – this programme is designed to develop your knowledge and abilities as a leader, manager and innovative thinker, and is appropriate if you are a doctor, dentist, manager or a healthcare professional working in a care environment.
-Equip yourself with the skills to plan and conduct a full masters dissertation.
-Be supported by a blended learning approach with face-to-face sessions, access to interactive materials, electronic learning environment and tutorial support.
-Choose whether to substitute the research-based dissertation project with a professional or quality improvement project that is directly relevant to the service area in which you work.
-Select APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) as an option for this programme. For example, if you have completed the Plymouth/Bristol Professional and Generic Skills programme, you may use this in place of the Foundation module.

Course details

You will study aspects of management, leadership and innovation in healthcare, relevant to professionals seeking to lead services and organisations into the future and explore the management and leadership theories pertinent to health and care practice. Gain practical experience of multi-disciplinary team working through problem identification and problem solving to encourage innovation and creativity in project design, development and knowledge transfer. You'll also be offered the choice of a traditional research-based dissertation or the option to undertake a work-related professional project or quality improvement project built on improvement science principles.

Core modules
-DIS731 Dissertation
-PDD721 Project Design, Development and Knowledge Transfer
-HML712 Organisation Development and Culture
-HML711 Foundation in Healthcare Management, Leadership & Innovation
-HML721 Advanced Healthcare Management, Leadership and Innovation

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

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If you are working, or aspiring to work, in a position of influence across the wider health and social care community, this MSc is for you. Read more

If you are working, or aspiring to work, in a position of influence across the wider health and social care community, this MSc is for you. The programme is targeted at aspiring healthcare professionals who wish to apply for leadership and management positions within health and social care, as well as those already working as allied health professionals, clinical scientists, nurses or doctors. The course is also suitable for those working in a variety of non-clinical roles, for example commissioners, quality improvement managers, clinical auditors, risk management, team leaders, social workers, patient advocates, or in the voluntary sector.

Three specialist pathways are available which enable you to tailor the programme to meet your individual needs:

  • MSc Leadership Development (Clinical Leadership) is ideal if you work as a clinician and wish to focus on clinical leadership;
  • MSc Leadership Development (Leadership and Management) is for those who are working, or aspire to work, in a leadership or management role;
  • MSc Leadership Development (Medical Leadership and Management) is suitable for doctors, offering bespoke modules which provide a medical content and a business focus.

The Leadership and Management pathway can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis. Other pathways are available on a part-time basis only.

What will I study?

The programme will provide you with opportunities for in-depth self awareness, critical reflection on your own style of leadership, and the opportunity to develop the qualities and decision-making skills of an effective change-agent.

You will gain insight into your personality traits and type, influencing style, emotional intelligence, team role, learning style, resilience and how to use this understanding to build a team. Developing the skills and knowledge required to effectively implement change and inform your actions with an evidence base, you will gain a range of pragmatic tools to enable you to apply theory to practice.

There will also be an opportunity to learn about research methodologies and undertake a project utilising your leadership and change management skills.

How will I study?

The programme will be delivered through lead lectures, workshops, seminars, master classes, Action Learning Sets, group work and critical debates to provide a framework to underpin the development of critical thinking and sharing in the learning process. The approach will be ‘flexible’ – blended learning where face-to-face sessions are the predominant delivery method supported by the University’s Virtual Learning Environment.

The aim across all pathways is to promote a values-driven, authentic approach to leadership and to develop effective change agents who are able to improve the quality of care. Throughout each pathway, reflection will be applied to determine the type of leader you are; the type of leader you aspire to be (and why); and the action that will be taken to further your leadership development. This will be supported by group work, debate, action learning sets, coaching, self-awareness tools, work shadowing opportunities, master-classes, coaching and student-led seminars. The aim is to create a learning community conducive to critical reflection.

The attendance is daytime, approximately three hours per module, however some modules incorporate online units of study. In addition we provide work shadowing and one-to-one coaching opportunities.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment strategy will focus on the synthesis and critical application of theory to practice in relation to your current or future leadership role. A variety of assessment strategies will be utilised to provide balance including essays, presentations, portfolios, a leadership development plan, reflective diaries, seminars, online discussion and the undertaking of a project. You will be assessed both formatively to support your development and summatively to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes.

Who will be teaching me?

The programme team comprises staff from the Faculty of Health and Social Care, the Evidence Based Practice Research Centre and Edge Hill Business School, many of whom publish in international journals and present at national and international conferences.

An additional network of executive/senior professionals within health and social care will provide you with opportunities to learn from their experience through coaching and work shadowing opportunities.

What are my career prospects?

In an increasingly competitive health service, health and social care staff need to continually seek opportunities to add to their portfolio of qualifications in order to advance their careers. This is especially true for allied health professionals, clinical scientists, doctors, nurses and social workers where a postgraduate qualification is increasingly deemed desirable and essential.

For those students aspiring to work in leadership and management roles within health and social care, the programme will equip with you with essential transferable skills that will enable you to apply for a wide variety of roles within service improvement, project management, audit, governance, quality, commissioning, business operations, risk and patient safety.

This MSc Leadership Development programme will equip you with a range of leadership and change management skills. It provides a highly relevant qualification which demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional development and also gives you an advantage over your peers.



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The MSc Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) has been developed by practicing NHS Consultants and Health Academics in consultation with NHS Trust Partners. Read more

The MSc Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management) has been developed by practicing NHS Consultants and Health Academics in consultation with NHS Trust Partners. The course is designed for Medical Doctors and other Healthcare Professionals to develop and refine their clinical, leadership and research skills and develop understanding of effective teamwork and best practice. The speciality pathway (Leadership and Management) aims to enhance innovation, leadership, teaching, learning and research skills, thereby, facilitating personal and professional development and strengthening participants’ ability to bring about positive change, solve problems effectively, and ensure patient safety.

The Leadership and Management Masters will be differentiated from the other Masters routes by its structure, by the demonstration of a deepening understanding of self-development as a clinical leader through the specific modules 7HR006 (Leading Transformational Change) and 7HR008 (Perspectives on Leadership) and within the Masters dissertation in module 7HW015.

This course has a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both clinical practice, research, and encourages participants to reflect critically on workplace experiences and learning. For participants, the course aims to provide a clear framework which supports CPD, recognition of prior learning and work based learning.

For Medical Doctors the course aims to provide a route in which they can take a different speciality, to change medical career routes and for Doctors seeking further accreditation of subspecialty expertise.

What skills will you gain?

Postgraduate Certificate

At the end of 60 credits at level 7 you, the student, will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of your academic discipline, field of study or area of professional practice

with a conceptual understanding that enables the student:

  • to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in Leadership and Management
  • to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses in Leadership and Management.

2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to your own research or advanced scholarship and ability to continue to advance your knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level.

3. Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline.

4. Ability to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate your conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

5. Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level.

6. Demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring:

  • the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility
  • decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations
  • the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development including reflection and self-awareness.

Postgraduate Diploma

At the end of 120 credits at level 7 you, the student, will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of your academic discipline, field of study or area of professional practice with a conceptual understanding that enables the student:

  • To evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in Leadership and Management
  • To evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses.

2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to your own research or advanced scholarship and ability to continue to advance your knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level.

3. Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in Leadership and Management

4. Ability to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate your conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

5. Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level.

6. Demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring:

  • the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility
  • decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations
  • the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.

Master’s Degree

At the end of 180 credits at level 7 you, the student, will be able to:

1. Critically apply knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to a professional clinical role within the healthcare context.

2. Critically debate the key concepts and theoretical positions that have been developed or are developing with a focus relevant to Leadership and Management.

3. Critically reflect on the academic and practical application of theories and practices in the healthcare context with a focus relevant to Leadership and Management.

4. Analyse theory and context, delivering findings through effective presentation media, to become a confident, digitally literate and innovative clinical professional utilising the skills derived from the learning within Leadership and Management.

5. Critically appraise professional standards within the healthcare sector and recognise obligations to stakeholders, the profession and society professional utilising the skills derived from the learning within Leadership and Management.

6. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at master’s level within Leadership and Management.



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