Biomed Online is aimed at employees across the health sector who want to keep abreast of the latest developments in biomedical science, healthcare management and related subjects. The Biomed Online Learning programme is managed by a consortium of:
Courses are approved for continuing professional development (CPD) by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the leading body for those working in the field.
There are 16 structured online courses currently on offer, with more in the pipeline. Each has been specifically tailored to meet workplace needs and each is delivered online with full support from an experienced practitioner. Together they provide a flexible, practical way to learn, either for CPD or towards a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or Master's degree (MSc).
Complete two 12 week online modules and gain either a PGCert Biomedical Science (Online) award, a PG Cert in Healthcare Quality Management or a PG Cert in Healthcare Management. Each course comprises two components:
Complete four 12 week online modules and gain either a PGDip Biomedical Science (Online) award, a PG Diploma in Healthcare Quality Management or a PG Diploma in Healthcare Management. You can take it further by applying for the MSc programme after completing four online courses and once you have your project idea established.
Complete four online modules and complete a research project and gain an MSc Biomedical Science (Online) award. The MSc can be completed over six years and is validated by the University of Greenwich and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.
Your project will be an independent piece of work, laboratory based and audit focused. A significant aspect of the project will be critical evaluation and comparison with material published in journals or where appropriate, work done in other comparable hospitals.
The project will be relevant to your profession and potentially life changing. You will be supported all the way through from how to get started, structuring your project, write up and submission.
Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.
Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Students are assessed through:
The programme is directed mainly towards those working in NHS / healthcare laboratories, with the intention of providing opportunities for professional advancement following registration and for continuing professional development.
Biomed Online Learning Programme is open to national and international students but due to the nature of the project, the MSc Programme is only open to students working in a hospital/laboratory setting in the UK.
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:
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).
You'll study 6 modules, each over 6 weeks.
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.
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.
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.
Our programme will produce managers and practitioners able to improve the patient experience through innovation, integrated care, technological improvements and their position at the forefront of advances in healthcare.
The curriculum of this programme reinforces the need for professionals to demonstrate improvement in their care delivery through high-level, expert knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the context of healthcare management and delivery.
Staff in the School of Health Sciences are motivated to support students to meet the challenges they face in their practice with a solution-focussed approach, utilising the existing evidence base whilst demonstrating creativity in their own research approaches.
The full-time non-endorsed programme is studied over one academic year. The endorsed part time programmes are studied over five academic years (60 months).
There are a range of pathways available for MSc programmes. These variants are made clear to students in all marketing material and student handbooks.
Example module listing
The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
Delivering Quality Healthcare (full-time) core modules
Acutely ill patient
Cancer and Older People
Long Term Conditions
Maternal, Child and Family Health
Knowledge and understanding
Intellectual / cognitive skills
Professional practical skills
Key / transferable skills
We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.
In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.
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.
Topics: international healthcare management
Topics: management and economic framework
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:
This course has been designed to fulfil the specific needs and requirements of those interested in a management or leadership role within the complex health service sector. The MSc in Healthcare Operational Management is suitable for students from a range of academic backgrounds within engineering, business, and sciences. Whilst no previous healthcare background is required, the course will appeal to clinically qualified students looking to move into health systems modelling, e-health, health or medical informatics.
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.
The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective modules. 8 modules are studied and assessed in total. Modules consist of directed tuition in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, case studies and e-learning. Modules are assessed by Post Module Assignment. A major individual research project also forms part of the MSc. It is submitted in the form of a dissertation This should take approximately 600 hours of study time. An oral examination is held upon completion.
The project will relate to issues of quality and productivity in the healthcare context and supports you in developing your research and analytical skills. Through your project you can focus on an aspect of particular interest to you – some examples are listed below:
As a graduate of Healthcare Operational Management, you can expect to work in a managerial or organisational leadership role within health service organisations or institutions. With additional experience, you would expect to progress into a key executive role in the healthcare sector, which would involve leading and overseeing programmes and policy.
This programme is the culmination of work to develop healthcare chaplaincy as a profession. It is available to healthcare chaplains and graduates considering healthcare chaplaincy as a profession. Applicants who are considering entering healthcare chaplaincy will also have to satisfy the eligibility criteria for registration with the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy. The University of Glasgow has no locus in this decision.
The programme is designed as a part-time programme of study days and distance learning to enable working chaplains to study and gain a professional qualification.
Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria for registration with the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy and meet the criteria for admission to the MSc (MedSci) Advanced Practice in Healthcare can study the courses as optional courses towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare.
The Maternal & Newborn Healthcare course is designed to enable healthcare professionals working in the fields of maternal and newborn health to gain the knowledge and skills required to lead high quality healthcare services at a strategic level.
The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.
This course is for healthcare professionals who currently work in the field of maternal and newborn healthcare, and requires students to undertake modules that equate to a total 60 credits for a PGCert, 120 credits for a PGDip, and 180 credits for a MSc, formed of a mix of compulsory core modules and additional optional modules. The learning opportunities are tailored to the needs of individual students and based on their individual specialty.
Students will study the ethical, cultural, political, and international contexts in which maternal and newborn healthcare is provided. This will be facilitated through reflective, analytical and critical thinking through the provision of educational input from expert lecturers, external speakers and a varied assessment approach.
This course is for healthcare professionals currently work in the field of maternal and newborn healthcare who wish to study the ethical, cultural, political, and international contexts in which maternal and newborn healthcare is provided.
A typical academic year for students of this might have approximately 150 hours (25% of total hours) in combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision and workshops, and approximately 450 hours (75% of total hours) of independent study such as preparing for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading, and completion of your dissertation.
You are expected to undertake 5-10 hours of self-study per week. This may vary depending on the recommended reading lists discussed in the teaching sessions and assessment deadlines.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Students will be assessed in a variety of ways depending on the modules undertaken and a dissertation is the final assessment method for the course for those studying for an MSc.
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