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

About this course

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Modules

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilities

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

Research

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

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

Who would this Course suit?

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

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership is a vocationally focused academic programme intended to prepare professionals from the health sector, related professions and from social care, to become better managers in the workplace. Read more
The Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership is a vocationally focused academic programme intended to prepare professionals from the health sector, related professions and from social care, to become better managers in the workplace.

Upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Leadership, you will have achieved an understanding of the perspectives on leadership, and how these apply in health care sectors.

This will be achieved via a range of teaching and learning methods, delivered within a contextually relevant but academically challenging programme of study.

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 Business School and also the School of Health and Wellbeing.

Typical modules include;

Perspectives on Leadership
Assessing the Health Needs of Populations
The Reflective Practitioner
Leading Transformation and Change
Health Protection and Health Improvement
People Development in Health Care

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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.

Topics covered include:

Perspectives on Leadership
Health Protection and Health Improvement
People Development in Healthcare
Assessing the Health Needs of Populations
The Reflective Practitioner
Leading Transformation and Change

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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

-Leading in clinical and care settings
-Clinical and managerial leadership
-Quality and safety in care
-Change management and service improvement
-Strategy, commissioning and financial sustainability
-Engaging with patients and the public

Course Structure

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

PGCert (60 credits)
-MDM110 Leadership and Change Management in Clinical Services (20 credits)
-MDM76 Quality, Safety and Service Improvement in Clinical Services (20 credits)
PLUS
-One module from the core list or optional list (20 credits)

PGDip (120 credits) - PGCert modules PLUS:
-MDM111 Commissioning for Quality Care (20 credits)
-MDM50 Principles and Practice of Public Health (20 credits)
-MDM10 Research Methods and Critical Appraisal (20 credits)
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
-MDM96 Dissertation (60 credits)

Optional modules
-MDM59 Diabetes Practice in Primary Care (20 credits)
-MDM119 Understanding Dementia (20 credits)
-MDM159 Management of Long-Term Conditions in Children (20 credits)
-MDM122 Communication, Learning and Teaching in Health and Social Care (20 credits)

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

About this course

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Modules

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facilities

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

Research

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

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

Who would this Course suit?

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

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For managers and leaders employed in healthcare organisations in a practice role involving regular patient/client contact. Learn theories of leadership and develop an enhanced repertoire of leadership skills and styles. Read more
For managers and leaders employed in healthcare organisations in a practice role involving regular patient/client contact. Learn theories of leadership and develop an enhanced repertoire of leadership skills and styles.

Key benefits:

- Central location allows access to world leading clinical and academic resources.
- Access to extracurricular seminars and lectures given by leaders in healthcare from around the world.
- A multi-faculty environment drawing on clinical and academic expertise from a number of world leading schools and hospitals providing an unparalleled inter-professional learning experience.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/advanced-practice-leadership-msc-pg-dip-pg-cert.aspx

Course detail

- Description

You will learn theories of leadership in a range of contexts and develop an enhanced personal repertoire of leadership styles and skills. A distinctive feature of the programme is the range of learning techniques used, including individual and group work, peer learning, organisational observation, reflective review and experiential learning. You will undertake core modules in leadership, the modernised NHS and evidence-based practice and healthcare research. In addition students select options from a range of areas including:

- Clinical specialities
- Professional development and organisational change

Other options from our BSc programme may also be available. Students who have already studied clinically-focused modules at undergraduate or graduate level at King's may be able incorporate this study into the programme, subject to certain limits and provided that the credits have not already contributed to an award. Modules studied elsewhere may be incorporated through accreditation of prior certificated learning (subject to a successful accreditation claim).

- Course purpose

This master's in Advanced Practice aims to help those working in management or leadership roles in healthcare organisations to become familiar with the origins, mechanisms and implications of the current health and social care modernisation programme and assess future policy-making process in relation to the NHS and broader public services.

- Course format and assessment

The majority of assessment is by coursework; some modules are also assessed by one examination.

Core modules for the MSc:

- Developing Professional Leadership (15 credits): This module will enable students to develop their understanding of concepts of professional leadership in a health and social care environment, and reflect upon and extend their repertoire of leadership styles and skills.

- Leadership in Health and Social Care (15 credits): This module will enable students to examine the challenges of leadership practice in health and social care environments. It will enable students to critically inquire into their personal and organisational practices for exercising leadership skills within and between professional health care groups and organisations endeavouring to provide quality patient or client care.

- Measurement and Evaluation for Healthcare Practice (15 credits): This module aims to provide students with a broad knowledge of the key approaches and techniques used in healthcare research and evaluation. It intends to promote students’ understanding of published articles and enhance skills for critiquing research articles.

- Evidence Based Decision Making in Healthcare (30 credits): This module aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to identify best evidence for their practice. It focuses on searching for, appraising and synthesising evidence from health care research.

- Dissertation (60 credits): This module enables students to undertake a substantial written project relevant to their field of practice. Students draw on learning and skills acquired in the taught components of the MSc programme. The module offers a choice of one of three options: an analysis of an area of healthcare provision, an empirical study, or a systematic review.

Career prospects

Leadership and management roles in the NHS or private sector such as practice development, clinical leadership and nursing or midwifery management.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/index.aspx

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn From The Best

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

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

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

Teaching And Assessment

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

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

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

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

Learning Environment

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

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

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

Research-Rich Learning

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

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

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

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

Give Your Career An Edge

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

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

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

Your Future

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

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

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

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If you are working in a position of influence across the wider health and social care community (including the statutory and independent sector), this MSc in Leadership Development is for you. Read more
If you are working in a position of influence across the wider health and social care community (including the statutory and independent sector), this MSc in Leadership Development is for you. The programme is targeted at healthcare professionals working in a clinical role (e.g. allied health professionals, clinical scientists, nurses, doctors) and those working in a non-clinical role (e.g. social workers, patient advocates, 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 work as a clinician who also have a management role. This pathway is also suitable for non-clinicians;

- MSc Leadership Development (Medical Leadership and Management) is suitable for doctors, offering bespoke modules which provide a medical content and a business focus.

The aim across all pathways is to create leaders able to improve the quality of care and act as effective change agents. 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 and student-led seminars to create a learning community conducive to critical reflection.

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 leadership skills and learning to be dynamic in decision-making. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills to effectively implement change and inform your practice with an evidence base. There will also be an opportunity to plan a research proposal and undertake a project utilising your leadership and change management skills in the final year of your study.

In addition you are able to access optional modules from the existing postgraduate portfolio from the Faculty of Health and Social Care or from the MSc Leadership and Management Development programme (delivered by Edge Hill University’s Business School). There is a close working relationship with the Business School, with the intention to maximise opportunities for accessing appropriate expertise across the University.

How will I study?

The programme will be delivered through lead lectures, workshops, seminars, 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 (VLE).

The attendance is daytime, approximately three hours per module, however some sessions will be online.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment strategy will focus on the synthesis and critical application of theory to practice in relation to your leadership role. A variety of assessment strategies will be utilised to provide balance including essays, presentations, 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?

Edge Hill University enjoys an excellent reputation for teaching quality and members of the teaching team publish in international journals and present at national and international conferences.

The programme team comprises staff from the Faculty of Health and Social Care, the Evidence Based Practice Research Centre, Social Sciences, Business School and the Head of Staff Development. In addition, guest speakers who are executive/senior professionals within health and social care will provide you with opportunities to learn from their experience.

What are my career prospects?

In an increasingly competitive health service, health and social care staff will 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, nurses and social workers where a postgraduate qualification is increasingly deemed desirable and essential.

This MSc Leadership Development programme will equip you with key leadership and change management skills. It will provide a highly relevant qualification which demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional development for health and social care professionals and also gives you an advantage over your peers.

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The impetus for the MSc Global Healthcare Management programme stems from recognition, nationally and internationally, of the need to build leadership and management capabilities for those wishing to pursue careers within health care, social care and third sector organisations. Read more
The impetus for the MSc Global Healthcare Management programme stems from recognition, nationally and internationally, of the need to build leadership and management capabilities for those wishing to pursue careers within health care, social care and third sector organisations. Its rationale stems from the recognition, nationally and globally of the unique challenges and complexities that face the next generation of managers and leaders of health and social care systems across the world and the need to build leadership capability.

The MSc Global Healthcare Management programme has been carefully designed, drawing on the expertise of health, social care and leadership and management from within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health to enhance students’ personal/professional attributes, abilities to think creatively and apply entrepreneurial skills, in leading the delivery of quality health and social care services and responding to the global health challenges now and in the future. Interdisiciplinary learning is a feature of the programme with students studying alongside their peers on other MSc programmes delivered within the faculty.

The MSc Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience, is an extended full-time Masters programme with a substantive professional experience component. Within the professional experience modules, students have the option of undertaking an internship with an external organisation or, campus-based professional experience. Internships are subject to a competitive application and selection process. The host organisation may include the University.

Internships may be paid or unpaid, and this will depend on what is being offered and agreed with the host organisation. Students who do not wish to undertake an internship or are not successful in securing an internship will undertake campus-based professional experience, which will deliver similar learning outcomes through supervised projects and activities designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate theory with an understanding of professional practice.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

Offered as a full-time or part-time programme with two points of entry, September 2016 and January 2017.

Opportunities for professional experience - a period of professional experience either as an internship with a host organisation or campus-based professional experience for students on the full-time Extended Masters (20 month) programme or voluntary work placements in a range of settings for students on the full-time Masters (12 month) programme

Learning and teaching will be facilitated by a team of highly qualified and academic staff from within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health who have relevant subject expertise in business, health and social care and management and leadership
Interprofessional learning across a range of modules, in which students will learn alongside their peers on other health and social care related MSc programmes in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health.

As part of the programme, students will complete the Global Professional Development module which has been developed in collaboration with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) affording students who meet the CMI evidence requirements a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership and a Level 7 Award in Professional Consulting. Successful completion of the module will also enable students to apply for Chartered Manager status via the qualified route.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will study a range of modules which provide a detailed understanding of leadership and management combined with examination of contemporary and global challenges within healthcare management.

The course will feature a range of current and management theories relevant to the health and social care sectors. In addition, it will also explore multi-cultural and international dimensions of healthcare management. The programme will also develop students’ entrepreneurial skills and offer support with seeking employment opportunities.

Specifically, the modules of study for all students are:
-Leadership and Management in Global Health
-Globalisation and Health
-Leadership, Service Improvement and Integrated Care
-Leading in Complex Health Systems
-Research, Methodology, Design and Methods
-Policy, Politics and Transforming Practice
-Global Professional Development

In addition, those students on the MSc Global Healthcare Management will undertake two non credit bearing modules, providing a substantive period of professional experience, either as an internship with a host organisation, which can include the university, or a campus-based professional experience.

Understanding gained from these modules will be demonstrated and applied in either the university-based Management Project (General) for those students on the full-time (12 month) and part-time (24 month) programmes or the Postgraduate Professional Experience Project for those students on the full-time (20 month programme).

You will experience learning with students from other Masters programmes within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, in addition to those specialising in Global Healthcare Management at different stages of your course.

You will be supported by a personal tutor throughout your studies and receive individual supervision whilst undertaking either the Management Project (General) or Postgraduate Internship Research Project.

HOW WILL THIS COURSE ENHANCE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?

Earning an MSc in Global Healthcare Management is an excellent way to build leadership and management capabilities for those wishing to pursue careers within health care, social care and third sector organisations.

The learning and development demanded by this qualification seeks to prepare its graduates for the prospects of senior level employment; be it related to a discrete service department or hospital unit, private or publically funded hospital or service or healthcare company. It encourages students to develop the skill set for posts in local, regional, national or even international government policy making bodies (for example Professional Bodies, Ministries of Health, World Health Organization).

Opportunities within health related industries e.g. the pharmaceutical industry may also be relevant for some graduates.

WORK PLACEMENTS

Within the professional experience modules, students have the option of undertaking an internship with a host organisation or, alternatively, campus-based professional experience. Internships are subject to a competitive application and selection process and the host organisation may include the University.

The professional experience modules are not available to students undertaking the part-time programme.

Students enrolled onto the 12 month full-time programme, who wish to undertake voluntary work placements with relevant organisations can do so, facilitated by the Faculty’s Employability and Placement Unit. These provide opportunities for you to apply your knowledge and develop your management skills in the work place. These opportunities are usually available to students in the second half of the course.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

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

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

Key Features of Community and Primary Healthcare Practice

Performance:

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

Teaching and Employability:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course Structure

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

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

Assessment

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

Work Placements

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

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

Modules

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

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

Additional Support

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

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

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

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

Staff Expertise

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

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

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

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

Postgraduate Community

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

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

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

Designed for

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

The Course Provides

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

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

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

Course Structure and Content

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

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

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

Learning Style

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

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

Each module will usually last one week.

After You Graduate

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

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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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