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The MBA (Hospital and Health Services Management) is a flagship qualification designed to meet the needs and aspirations of early career individuals through the combination of a general management education with the specialist area of Hospital and Health Services Management. Read more
The MBA (Hospital and Health Services Management) is a flagship qualification designed to meet the needs and aspirations of early career individuals through the combination of a general management education with the specialist area of Hospital and Health Services Management.

It is designed for individuals who want to develop their leadership and management skills along with their interest in Hospital and Health Services Management and for those seeking fast track career progression opportunities.

This postgraduate degree aims to enhance your professional prospects by developing your capability to apply the latest thinking relating to organisational development and change in the competitive global context.

Successful completion of the MBA (Hospital and Health Services Management) highlights your potential to have a real impact on the transformation of the organisation you join.

Our courses are designed to be engaging, attractive and flexible in the current global marketplace. There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable. The entry points are:

• September
• November
• January
• March
• June
• July

Your course takes place over three semesters. Depending upon when you join the course, this will determine the order of units which you will study. You will benefit by beginning your studies with others who started at one of the earlier points of entry.

Course detail

The course adopts a practical and applied business curriculum and aims to develop an advanced knowledge of organisations and their effective management in the dynamic competitive global context, and the ability to creatively apply this knowledge and understanding to complex issues to systematically and innovatively enhance strategic business and management practice.

This offers a challenging learning opportunity to encourage the integration of theory and practice supported by experienced academics with substantial management experience.

You will work with academics and professors of practice on live consultancy projects with leading employers in organisations across private, public and not-for-profit sectors to support your personal and professional development as a creative and innovative leader with the knowledge and skills needed in the global, knowledge-based economy.

You will develop the attributes and skills expected of post-graduates confirmed by partner industry bodies including the Chartered Management Institute and the Confederation of British Industry, including team-working, negotiation skills, leadership, confidence and the ability to apply critical and creative thinking to complex and unclear problems to develop innovative solutions.

Modules

• Leading and Managing Organisational Resources
• Strategy and the Global Competitive Environment
• Digital Technology Management
• Managing Modern Healthcare Organisations
• Management Practice
• Theory into Practice Project

Assessment

Assessments are rooted in real life and practical workplace scenarios to enable learning to be transferred to the workplace. Later assessments allow for greater integration and synthesis. Exams are kept to a minimum as the focus is on practical skills such as report writing, presentation and projects.

A range of assessment methods are used throughout the course for you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills, including:

• Individual written reports that allow you to apply theory to case studies for in-depth analysis
• Business Reports that allow you to demonstrate contextual insight and report professionally on practice
• Project Plans that requires you to use your knowledge and skills of project management
• Seminar Papers that allow progressive development of critical analysis skills
• Project Reports that integrate learning throughout the course applied in practice
• Business simulation where you demonstrate the impact of your strategic decision making

Careers

The successful completion of your MBA provides a strong foundation for your professional prospects with potential to join an employer in a variety of positions and potential for fast track career progression opportunities.

The course has been designed to develop graduates who are able to:
• Apply contemporary approaches to strategic management and leadership in complex organisations to systematically and creatively evolve the business, while understanding real life challenges and uncertainties.

• Inspire collaboration and synergistic team work by managing relationships, sharing skills and experience and objective consideration and evaluation of alternative perspectives, in contributing to professional, ethical and innovative practice.

• Synthesise a range of information in the context of new situations using informed judgment to develop innovative approaches to organisational challenges and opportunities.

You will be in a good position to demonstrate your potential to employers. Recruiters value the skills to work in a team, the ability to continue to learn, analytical abilities and a broad understanding of management.

Whatever you decide to do, the successful completion of your MBA should have laid a strong foundation for you to become a positive change agent in any organisation and an obvious champion for the added value of a dynamic and innovative organisational culture.
You will also have had extensive and continuous opportunity for reflective and critical evaluation of your capability as a team worker and leader.

As part of a large and multi-cultural learning community, you should gain a valuable network of friends and contacts for the future. Our MBA Alumni organisation will help you keep in touch with your MBA contacts.

Further study

It is anticipated that you will enter employment after this course and the applied nature of the programme reflects that expectation. Later study options might include more specialist study as you develop your own functional focus or a DBA.

Successful completion of the MBA also provides the foundation for progression to further study and research and many students continue to work towards the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

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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This course, offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, is designed for health professionals currently in, or seeking to be in, middle and senior health care management positions. Read more
This course, offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, is designed for health professionals currently in, or seeking to be in, middle and senior health care management positions. If you are seeking to expand your knowledge and skills in the management of health services, this degree caters for your needs. This includes medical or general hospital administrators, clinicians, quality assurance managers, team leaders, senior nursing administrators, unit managers and a range of general task coordinators within the health care system.

If you are working or planning to work in middle or senior management roles in health care, this course will help you prepare for and advance your career.

The course coordinator, Professor Just Stoelwinder, is one of Australia's most senior and respected health care managers and management and policy academics.

You will complete eight core and three elective units.

Core units include:

- clinical leadership and management
- financial issues in health care management
- introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics
- principles of health care quality improvement
- foundations of health policy
- law for health systems
- reform and development of health services
- HSM case study.

Elective units include:

- human factors for patient safety
- applying and practising the principles of patient safety and quality improvement
- climate change and public health
- introduction to health economics
- nursing practice and management
- advanced nursing practice in context
- improving Indigenous equity in profession practice
- MPH code approved units (except units: MPH5020, MPH5301-5313).

You can exit the course early with a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management or a Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management if you meet the requirements.

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/health-services-management-m6008?domestic=true

Course Structure

The course is structured in 2 parts. Part A Advanced Healthcare Administration and Management and Part B. Extending specialist knowledge electives. All students complete Part A and B.

[Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.]

Part A. Advanced Healthcare Administration and Management
These studies provide you with a comprehensive study of health services management and administration, enabling you to gain advanced skills and knowledge. This includes in areas of health system laws, clinical leadership and management, quality improvement, financial and information management, health policy and health services development.

Part B. Extending specialist knowledge electives
These studies enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas that suit your interests, skills and career goals. The theoretical and practical skills you gain are consolidated through the completion of a case study, in which you focus on exploring in detail a complex health services management problem within your workplace or within a health care setting.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/medicine

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

The Faculty is also home to a number of leading medical and biomedical research institutes and groups, and has contributed to advances in many crucial areas: in vitro fertilisation, obesity research, drug design, cardiovascular physiology, functional genomics, infectious diseases, inflammation, psychology, neurosciences and mental health.

Notwithstanding the relatively short history of our University, the Faculty is ranked in the top 50 in the world for its expertise in life sciences and biomedicine by the Times Higher Education and QS World University 2012 benchmarks.

Courses offered by the Faculty include medicine, nursing, radiography and medical imaging, nutrition and dietetics,emergency health studies, biomedical sciences, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and social work. A range of research and coursework postgraduate programs is also offered.

The Faculty takes pride in delivering outstanding education in all courses, in opening students to the possibilities offered by newly discovered knowledge, and in providing a nurturing and caring environment.

Further details may be found at: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/about.html

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/health-services-management-m6008?domestic=true#making-the-application

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The Master of Science in Nursing degree at MTSU helps address a critical shortage of advanced nurses, educators, and administrators with high-quality, affordable, and time-efficient studies via the TN eCampus/Regents Online Campus Collaborative. Read more
The Master of Science in Nursing degree at MTSU helps address a critical shortage of advanced nurses, educators, and administrators with high-quality, affordable, and time-efficient studies via the TN eCampus/Regents Online Campus Collaborative. Coursework is completed online, except for clinical rotations through approved preceptors (in the student's home area when possible). Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, and Nursing Administration concentrations are offered. Family Nurse Practitioners deliver comprehensive primary health care services to all ages and help provide health care to underserved populations. Nursing Education students choose an advanced clinical-focused area from adult health, psychiatric/mental health, critical care, and women's health/perinatal nursing. Nursing Administration students learn about complex systems, organizational theory, financial management, and leadership practice. Full-time or part-time study is available. The program increases access to graduate education for practicing nurses who need time flexibility and for those in remote areas.

MTSU’s School of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) through the TN eCampus with concentrations in Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, and Family Nurse Practitioner. MTSU also offers a RN to MSN pathway through TN e-Campus.

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Career

The Master of Nursing programs helps train nurses who seek to practice as advanced clinicians, want to teach in entry-level nursing programs, or wish to manage professional practice workplaces. Graduates may work in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, businesses, private practices, HMOs, schools and community centers.

Employers of MTSU alumni include:

Fast Pace Urgent Care
Frist Group
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Middle Tennessee State University
Primary Care Hope Clinic
St. Thomas Hospital System
Stonecrest Medical Center
Take Care Clinic at Walgreen
Tennova Healthcare

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Designers affect the quality of life and well-being of individuals and entire populations through the designs they create. Today, some of the most exciting design work is being carried out in the broad and diverse field of health. Read more
Designers affect the quality of life and well-being of individuals and entire populations through the designs they create. Today, some of the most exciting design work is being carried out in the broad and diverse field of health.

OCAD University’s Master of Design (MDes) in Design for Health offers you a unique opportunity to create designed solutions to health challenges.

Nearly every aspect of health care needs design expertise. Here’s a sample:

Charting streamlined pathways for accessing treatments such as chemotherapy
Closing the gaps in hospital-based infection control
Consulting on health-promotion approaches to urban development
Enhancing patients’ and care providers’ management of chronic diseases
Expanding access to information and services across diverse communities

Problem Based Learning through Studio

The interdisciplinary Design for Health program has four main themes delivered primarily through studio-based learning with partnered projects:

Health context: Develop domain knowledge to health, healthcare delivery, communications, technology and innovation.

Research and application: Identify, design, conduct and apply qualitative, co-design, and evidence based techniques to health challenges.

Design and innovation: Create new, ethical, and sustainable solutions with health sector stakeholders, patients, and partners.

Proficiency and leadership within interdisciplinary collaborations: Be embedded in interdisciplinary teams of researchers, health-service providers and designers to develop design solutions and communicate outcomes.

Current and Future Needs in the Health Sector

Many issues are calling out for people with specialised design-for-health knowledge and skills. Some of the most urgent are:

Increases in chronic diseases
An aging population
Escalating costs and shrinking budgets
The emergence of new infections
Growing cultural diversity
Consumer demand for more involvement in care planning and delivery
A shift to multi-setting health-care delivery
The spread of digital technologies

Embedded in the Health Context

We are situated in downtown Toronto at the heart of Canada’s creative sector, and just a short walk from world-calibre hospitals and health-research institutes.

The MDes in Design for Health leverages our location in the heart of the medical sector of Toronto as well as our faculty members’ expertise and abundant collaborations and connections to offer you an unparalleled environment in which to expand your knowledge and experience.

For Designers and Health Sector Specialists

We developed the MDes in Design for Health primarily for people who already have educational and practical experience in an area of design but also for people in the health sector who are committed to design. Most students will hold an undergraduate degree in design or a related field, and some will have experience in health administration, patient advocacy, health services, or health technology.

Design for Health Scholarships and Funding

We have many scholarships and funding opportunities available to students in the Design for Health program. We awarded over $60 000 in scholarships in 2016.

One of our scholarships is the AGEWELL award which is a collaboration between OCAD U and the AGEWELL Network on the topic of aging. For this scholarship there are special application requirements. For further details, please click here.

Program options

Full-time, 20 months (5 semesters)
Part-time, 32 months (8 semesters)

Special features

Faculty members who are directly engaged in health-design research and innovation
Small class sizes and close faculty and student collaborations
On-site studio learning with local partner organizations
Guest lectures by designers, scholars and industry experts
Optional internships with design/health-innovation companies
Elective and shared courses from other graduate programs at OCAD University and other post-secondary institutions
Connections – that support research and experiential learning – with leading health-care organizations in Toronto and elsewhere
Potential for support for the commercialization of ideas and products through the Imagination Catalyst, OCAD University’s entrepreneurial and commercialization hub

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– Mammography Theory. – Mammography Practice. – Mammography Image Interpretation(double credits). Students may select from other units available in the scheme to identify a route to award. Read more

Course units

– Mammography Theory
– Mammography Practice
– Mammography Image Interpretation(double credits)

Students may select from other units available in the scheme to identify a route to award. For example:
– Specialist Skills Development: Work-based Learning (in the area of choice e.g Breast Ultrasound, Ultrasound guided biopsy & X-ray guided interventional procedures)
– Leadership Skills for Allied Health Professionals
– Understanding Cancer Care and Management for Allied Health Professionals
– An Introduction to Counselling Skills for Health Care Professionals
– Practice Educators Course
– Intravenous Administration of Pharmaceutical Substances for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Purposes
– Understanding Research and Evidence based Practice
– Preparation for Dissertation
– Research Dissertation

Course description

This course is provided through a partnership between LSBU and King’s College Hospital National
Breast Screening Training Centre. Applicants will normally be a HPC registered radiographer, with a relevant professional qualification, or in possession of a first degree in a science, biomedical or health and social care subject. The Mammographic Studies Programme is designed to address the increasingly specialised needs of radiographers for education to underpin professional practice in breast diagnosis. The programme includes provision for developing a high standard of mammography skills, but also caters for those wishing to move into advanced and consultant practice to meet the evolving requirements of breast screening and diagnostic services.

A major feature of this programme is the option for you to pursue specific knowledge and skills development in your area of practice through the use of work-based learning e.g. breast ultrasound, ultrasound guided biopsy and x-ray guided interventional procedures.

Career opportunities

Requirements in respect of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) linked to professional regulation and Knowledge Skills Framework (KSF) requirements, means that flexible
and responsive education and training provision is increasingly important to practitioners and their managers. This programme will assist in developing your career options as a practitioner, or into specialist, advanced and consultant practice, research or management areas.

Professional contacts/industry links

Approved by the College of Radiographers.

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This is an established and popular modular course in fixed and removable prosthodontics and is suitable for dentists contemplating an academic career or to improve your clinical practice. Read more
This is an established and popular modular course in fixed and removable prosthodontics and is suitable for dentists contemplating an academic career or to improve your clinical practice. You will develop enhanced skills and understanding of the scientific basis and practice of prosthodontics so that you become competent in the diagnosis and treatment of more complex problems.

Why study Prosthodontics at Dundee?

This course will help you build upon the skills you earned in your dental undergraduate course and develop these skills in a clinical environment.

The staff teaching this course are experienced in diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function in patients with a range of dental problems. You will receive close supervision and support when treating patients throughout the course. All clinical facilities, equipment and materials are provided.

What's so good about Prosthodontics at Dundee?

The School of Dentistry at the University of Dundee is based in the Dental School and Hospital and is located on the University's city campus. The Dental School, which was inaugurated in 1916, is at the forefront of research, teaching and clinical dental practice and benefits from being an integral part of the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing.

The Dental School performs consistently well in league tables for both research and teaching. The University of Dundee Dental School is a top UK dental school as noted in the Guardian University Guide 2011 and The Complete University Guide.

The Dental School has a reputation as a supportive and nurturing environment which gives students the opportunity to fulfil their aspirations to achieve excellence clinically and academically.

Teaching & Assessment

This course is taught by staff in the School of Dentistry.

The course is two years long and begins every second year, in September (2012, 2014, 2016 etc), and finishes at the end of June in the second year. Teaching follows the European week, i.e. Mondays to Fridays inclusive.

How you will be taught

Students will attend lectures, seminars and laboratory demonstrations. Students will treat patients under supervision on two half days per week, and carry out some of the laboratory work as advised by course tutors. More than one module may be taught concurrently and clinical work will be undertaken on regular sessions throughout the course.

Provision will be made for personal study time throughout the course and students are expected to make good use of this time to prepare for the assessments and to read widely on the subject of prosthodontics.

What you will study

Every candidate for the Degree shall be required to undertake the prescribed course of study and submit a dissertation. Candidates will be required to present themselves for examination, including oral examination.

The various aspects of fixed prosthodontics will be performed on a phantom head before proceeding to the clinic as it is considered important to thoroughly revise techniques to ensure a high standard of clinical work. This includes endodontics, post preparation, core build-ups and preparations for inlays, crowns, bridges and resin-retained bridges.

There are eight modules, all of which must be completed satisfactorily, together with a research project. The modules and their associated SCQF (the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) credits are as follows:

Introductory module (20 credits)
Radiology Decontamination and infection control
Communication and IT skills
Clinical photography
Dental caries - diagnosis and management
Periodontal disease - diagnosis and management
Treatment planning in Restorative Dentistry
Health care law and administration
Complete dentures (20 credits)
Partial dentures (20 credits)
Operative and adhesive dentistry (20 credits)
Endodontics (20 credits)
Laboratory-fabricated restorations (20 credits)
Applied dental materials (20 credits)
Dentistry for the elderly (10 credits)
Dissertation, including research methods and basic statistics (30 credits)

How you will be assessed

Assessment will be comprised of a one-hour written short-answer examination for each taught module. Reports of four cases treated by the candidate will be presented to the external examiner at the final examination at the end of the course.

Students carry out a research project related to fixed and removable prosthodontics or dental materials and produce a typed and bound dissertation. This will include a critical review of the literature. It is anticipated that the proportion of time spent on the research project should be approximately 25% of the course.

The results of the module assessments and the logbook of clinical activity will be scrutinised by the examiners.

All components will carry equal weighting and candidates must achieve a pass in all examination.

Careers

This course provides good preparation for the MFDS examination of the Royal Colleges but is not approved for eligibility to sit the MRD examination.

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The Master of Health Law (MHL) is a flexible, specialist postgraduate qualification in health law providing wide-ranging interdisciplinary coverage of contemporary legal and social issues in health care. Read more
The Master of Health Law (MHL) is a flexible, specialist postgraduate qualification in health law providing wide-ranging interdisciplinary coverage of contemporary legal and social issues in health care.

The MHL will be of particular interest to lawyers with a health/professional liability practice, hospital and other health organization administrators, doctors, nurses and other eligible health professionals. An exciting feature of the program is the opportunity for dialogue between the legal and health professions about legal and ethical issues of relevance to both practice and administration.

To ask a question about this course, visit http://sydney.edu.au/internationaloffice/

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This is an interdisciplinary programme for professionals who want to develop and enhance their practice at postgraduate level. Read more
This is an interdisciplinary programme for professionals who want to develop and enhance their practice at postgraduate level. It is a workbased learning programme designed for participants from a variety of professional settings including the private, public and third sector, for example, health and social care; education; local government; public services; human resources; administrative services; cultural industries or the arts.

This course will be held at the Medway Campus

https://www.kent.ac.uk/locations/medway/

Visit the website: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/224/professional-practice#!overview

Course detail

The programme offers you the opportunity to explore your profession further, consider the challenges associated with your professional practice and develop your generic knowledge and skills in the workplace; while being able to focus on a specific area of practice relevant to you and your work. In particular, you develop strategic skills, knowledge of leadership styles and approaches, and critical analysis in the context of multi-agency working and research-based practice.

Purpose

You explore your profession further and consider the professional challenges associated within your specific area of practice, with modules that have been designed to help you review and analyse the current debates relevant to the professional context in which you are working.

Format and assessment

This flexible programme allows you to follow one of our specific accredited pathways or select modules of personal and professional interest from across the University, enabling you to review and analyse the current debates relating to key issues relevant to the professional context in which you are working.

Core modules:
• Learning and Development in Organisations
• Inter-professional Working
• Evidence Based Practice
• Research Skills
• Dissertation

Optional modules:

Students are able to select optional modules from the Centre for Professional Practice module catalogue or the wider University of Kent catalogue.

Assessments can be through:

- Oral presentations
- Written assignments
- Work-based projects
- Portfolio assessments
- Reflecting learning submissions
- Action Learning Sets

In Stage 3 you complete a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words

Careers

A postgraduate degree in professional practice is a particularly valuable and flexible qualification that can open the door to exciting careers in many professions. Our graduates have gone on to work as head teachers, head of human resources and organisation development, college and university administration managers. Most recent graduates have gone on to work for companies in the UK such as Great Ormond Street Hospital, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC), Rochester Grammar School, Chatham Grammar School for Boys and the University of Kent.

How to apply: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply/

Why study at The University of Kent?

- Shortlisted for University of the Year 2015
- Kent has been ranked fifth out of 120 UK universities in a mock Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) exercise modelled by Times Higher Education (THE).
- In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Kent was ranked 17th* for research output and research intensity, in the Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities
- Over 96% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2014 found a job or further study opportunity within six months.
Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/why/

Postgraduate scholarships and funding

We have a scholarship fund of over £9 million to support our taught and research students with their tuition fees and living costs. Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/

English language learning

If you need to improve your English before and during your postgraduate studies, Kent offers a range of modules and programmes in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Find out more here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/international/english.html

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A major feature of this programme is the option for you to pursue specific knowledge and skills development in your area of practice through the use of work-based learning e.g. Read more
A major feature of this programme is the option for you to pursue specific knowledge and skills development in your area of practice through the use of work-based learning e.g. breast ultrasound and ultrasound guided biopsy procedures.

The programme includes provision for developing a high standard of mammography skills. However, it also caters for those wishing to move into advanced and consultant practice to meet the evolving requirements of breast screening and diagnostic services.

The course is provided through a partnership between LSBU and King's College Hospital National Breast Screening Training Centre. Applicants will normally be a Health and CareProfessions Council (HCPC) registered radiographer, with a relevant professional qualification, or in possession of a first degree in a science, biomedical or health and social care subject.

The Breast Imaging programme is designed to address the increasingly specialised needs of practitioners for education to underpin professional practice in breast diagnosis.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/breast-imaging

Modules

Year 1:
- Mammography theory
- Mammography practice
- Plus one optional module

You can step-off at this stage to receive a PgCert.

Year 2:
- Mammography image interpretation (double credits)
- Clinical breast examination and communication

You can step-off at this stage to receive a PgDip.

Year 3:
- Dissertation

If you complete a dissertation you will be awarded an MSc.

Students may select from other units available in the scheme to identify a route to award, e.g.:
- Specialist skills development: work-based learning
- Leadership skills for allied health professionals
- An introduction to counselling skills for health care professionals
- Teaching and learning in practice settings
- Intravenous administration of pharmaceutical substances for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
- Research in health and social care
- Dissertation

Employability

This programme will assist in developing your career options as a practitioner, or into specialist, advanced and consultant practice, research or management areas.

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Why are microbes the most important group of organisms on our planet? How is knowledge of microbiology applied in medicine and industry, or in food production? What research techniques are used to study viruses, bacteria and other microbes? These are important questions, and you can find answers to these and many others in the study of Microbiology and microbial biotechnology. Read more
Why are microbes the most important group of organisms on our planet? How is knowledge of microbiology applied in medicine and industry, or in food production? What research techniques are used to study viruses, bacteria and other microbes? These are important questions, and you can find answers to these and many others in the study of Microbiology and microbial biotechnology.

Upon completing your degree, you will:
-Understand the global significance of microbes as remodelers and processors of life and the environment.
-Understand the potential for the use of microbes in the development of new applications, such as foodstuffs, drugs, and industrial processes.
-Understand the molecular mechanisms that underpin microbial function.
-Be able to evaluate the effects of changes in the environment on microbial communities and thus on the function of the biosphere.
-Be able to estimate the risks of microbes, and assess the use of microbes in a variety of environments and situations.
-Be able to evaluate ethical questions and the prerequisites of commercialisation related to the use of microbes and biotechnology.
-You will understand the most important functional mechanisms of the major groups of microbes.
-Be aware of the most important pathogens and virulence mechanisms.
-Have mastered the most important microbiological and biotechnological research methods, and become proficient in the interpretation and evaluation of research results.
-Be able to develop and evaluate new microbiological and biotechnological applications.
-Have the capability to plan and lead activities that involve microbiology and biotechnology, and will be able to propose appropriate actions in various situations.
-Know how to search for, produce and critically evaluate scientifically relevant information.
-Have developed the capacity for disseminating relevant information about your topic to various target groups in an appropriate manner within an international environment.

The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee ranges from 13 000-18 000 euros. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check this FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees: https://studyinfo.fi/wp2/en/higher-education/higher-education-institutions-will-introduce-tuition-fees-in-autumn-2017/am-i-required-to-pay-tuition-fees/

Programme Contents

The key contents of the study programme in Microbiology and microbial biotechnology are:
-Research methods in microbiology, biotechnology and bioinformatics.
-Application of microbiological knowledge.
-Solving microbiological problems.
-Critical, research-based scientific thinking.
-Planning, implementation and reporting of microbiological and biotechnological research.
-Functional principles of microbial cells and communities.
-Development from research to product.
-Leadership, entrepreneurship and patenting.
-Other studies, through which you can adapt the degree towards your own interests.
-Discovery of novel findings in the field of biology.

Selection of the Major

Students graduating from the University of Helsinki bachelor’s programmes in Molecular biosciences, Food sciences, Environmental sciences and Biology can enter the master’s program in Microbiology and microbial biotechnology. Although each of the bachelor’s programmes provides a different base of knowledge, they all provide a sufficient preparation for the master’s programme in Microbiology and microbial biotechnology. Selection of students, if necessary, will be carried out according to study performance.

If you have obtained a bachelor’s degree at another university, or a suitable polytechnic degree at a university of applied sciences, you can apply to enter the master’s programme via a separate application process. When you apply for the programme under these conditions, you will be evaluated on the basis of your previously completed studies, language skills and motivation.

You can modify the master’s degree programme for your own interests with elective subjects.

Programme Structure

There is intensive interaction between teachers and students in the master’s programme in Microbiology and microbial biotechnology. A variety of learning methods are used in the courses, including:
-Laboratory work, seminars, lectures
-Oral presentations
-Written reports (individual, paired, group)
-Independent reading
-Work practice, instruction in research groups, project courses
-Oral group exams, written exams, home essays.

At least half of the study credits (60 of 120 credits) will be from courses in Microbiology and microbial biotechnology. By selecting elective and other study opportunities, you will be able to shape the study programme towards many subject areas, such as the environment, food, viruses, fungi, health and microbial diseases, or microbial biotechnology.

Career Prospects

As a master of science graduating from the master’s programme in Microbiology and microbial biotechnology you will be well prepared to (a) continue your studies toward a doctoral degree, (b) specialise as a hospital microbiologist, or (c) proceed directly to a career in working life. Statistically, the situation for microbiologists proceeding to employment has been very favourable. As a microbiology graduate, you can work in the following sectors:
-Research and development (universities, research institutes, companies).
-Surveillance/monitoring in healthcare, food and environment (food industry, drug and diagnostics industry, regulatory authority).
-Administration, professional roles and consultancy (companies, ministries, supervision offices, EU).
-Business and management (companies, ministries, supervisory offices, EU).
-Teaching and education (universities, universities of applied sciences, vocational schools, high schools, comprehensive schools, organisations).

Internationalization

As a microbiology student you will have good opportunities to participate in international student exchanges. You can complete some parts of the degree at universities abroad. In addition, there are many international students and researchers on the Viikki campus, bringing a global multicultural atmosphere to your everyday life.

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The Advanced Leaders Programme trains healthcare professionals with established expertise in diabetes to facilitate and teach the University of Warwick assessed and accredited courses in their local district. Read more
The Advanced Leaders Programme trains healthcare professionals with established expertise in diabetes to facilitate and teach the University of Warwick assessed and accredited courses in their local district.
Courses available in local districts include:
-Certificate in Diabetes Care (CIDC).
-Management of Diabetes in Hospital and Clinical Areas (MDHCA).
-Optimising Glycaemic control.

This is a 1-2 day residential programme held at the University of Warwick. The cost of the Advanced Leaders' course also includes delivery of your first course with 25 students. Please contact the course co-ordinator for current charges.

Advanced Leaders are expected to:
-Be a skilled and credible practitioner.
-Have proven ability to facilitate, enable and support service developments.
-Be proactive in championing change and enlisting the help of others.

About the advanced leaders course

This leadership course is about facilitating change in the delivery of diabetes care in local areas. It prepares Advanced Leaders to motivate other people, deliver high quality multi-disciplinary education and achieve service improvement by applying learning to the practical application of managing diabetes.

Advanced Leaders learn about their role and responsibilities in planning, organising and assessing the teaching of the CIDC/MDHCA/OGC courses in association with locally identified experts in diabetes and other relevant subjects.

The cost of this course is normally covered when a Distance Delivery programme is booked by a healthcare organisation

How does the course work?

Advanced Leaders attend a 1 - 2 day residential course at the University of Warwick. Two or more individuals from an area are trained together on the programme which can be adapted to suited specific organisations.

Advanced leaders will then receive a Honorary Contract with the University of Warwick and be provided with the title of Honorary Teaching Fellow in Education and Development.

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