Our online Leadership in Healthcare courses are offered in conjunction with our partner, the University of South Wales, who have developed a strong reputation for delivering innovative learning. A robust and effective healthcare system requires knowledgeable, dynamic and capable leadership. In response to this we have developed our course in Leadership in Healthcare to educate and equip current healthcare professionals with the management and leadership skills required to deal with the challenges within this multi-faceted industry.
The intention of our Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Leadership in Healthcare is to develop and improve capabilities amongst the students, thereby developing professionals who can:
1. Have a better understanding of the organisational environment around them.
2. Can face and address the challenges with knowledge and ability.
3. Can provide organisational leadership and navigate in difficult circumstances.
4. Can independently access information and use it critically to assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base related to leadership and management in healthcare.
This healthcare leadership course is ideal for doctors of any grade, and other healthcare professionals who wish to gain vital skills in leadership and how to lead teams effectively. The Leadership in Healthcare course combines theory and practice by applying the theoretical aspects to real life practice scenarios. During your time of study, emphasis will primarily be on the ethical aspects of leadership while gaining a fresh insight into the latest research surrounding the topic of Leadership in Healthcare.
Students may 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).
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.
We have developed our Leadership in Healthcare Postgraduate Diploma to answer challenges faced by leaders in healthcare relating to decision making, healthcare management and ethics.
Developing a structure to prevent “harm” to the patients requires an organisational culture that, in many ways, is as challenging as it is varied. Individuals in healthcare management and leadership are required to be knowledgeable, skilled and capable within his/herself; will also need the capability and trustworthiness of colleagues around him/her.
The philosophy behind the course is, to bestow the knowledge and capabilities amongst the healthcare professionals; thereby developing professionals who can:
1). Have better understanding of the organisational environment around them.
2). Can face and address the challenges with knowledge and ability.
3). Can provide organisational leadership and management, along with the ability navigate in difficult circumstances.
4). Can independently access information and use it critically to assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence base related to leadership and management scenarios
On completion of the Leadership in Healthcare postgraduate course, you will be able to:
The Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership in Healthcare comprises six modules of 20 credits which run sequentially over 1-calendar year, examining aspects of the field of leadership and management.
The modules include:
Module 1 - Leadership in Healthcare
Module 2 - Developing Human and Organisational Potential in Healthcare Settings
Module 3 - Clinical Governance and Quality in Healthcare Settings
Module 4 - Career and Team Development in Healthcare Organisations
Module 5 - Strategy and Innovation for Healthcare Leaders
Module 6 - Change Management in Healthcare Organisations
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.
The Leadership in Healthcare Masters course provides a progression route from the Postgraduate Diploma course in Leadership in Healthcare.
The MSc in Leadership in Healthcare runs over 1 calendar year. Starting with an initial 12-week online module to develop skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies, students then choose either the professional project module which consists of a 1,500 word proposal and 10,500 word professional.
On completion of the Masters in healthcare leadership, you will be able to:
Module 1 - Research Methods and Critical Appraisal in Acute Medicine: Leadership in Healthcare
Module 2 - Professional Project
If you are working, or aspiring to work, in a position of influence across the wider health and social care community, this MSc is for you. The programme is targeted at aspiring healthcare professionals who wish to apply for leadership and management positions within health and social care, as well as those already working as allied health professionals, clinical scientists, nurses or doctors. The course is also suitable for those working in a variety of non-clinical roles, for example commissioners, quality improvement managers, clinical auditors, risk management, team leaders, social workers, patient advocates, or in the voluntary sector.
Three specialist pathways are available which enable you to tailor the programme to meet your individual needs:
The Leadership and Management pathway can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis. Other pathways are available on a part-time basis only.
The programme will provide you with opportunities for in-depth self awareness, critical reflection on your own style of leadership, and the opportunity to develop the qualities and decision-making skills of an effective change-agent.
You will gain insight into your personality traits and type, influencing style, emotional intelligence, team role, learning style, resilience and how to use this understanding to build a team. Developing the skills and knowledge required to effectively implement change and inform your actions with an evidence base, you will gain a range of pragmatic tools to enable you to apply theory to practice.
There will also be an opportunity to learn about research methodologies and undertake a project utilising your leadership and change management skills.
The programme will be delivered through lead lectures, workshops, seminars, master classes, Action Learning Sets, group work and critical debates to provide a framework to underpin the development of critical thinking and sharing in the learning process. The approach will be ‘flexible’ – blended learning where face-to-face sessions are the predominant delivery method supported by the University’s Virtual Learning Environment.
The aim across all pathways is to promote a values-driven, authentic approach to leadership and to develop effective change agents who are able to improve the quality of care. Throughout each pathway, reflection will be applied to determine the type of leader you are; the type of leader you aspire to be (and why); and the action that will be taken to further your leadership development. This will be supported by group work, debate, action learning sets, coaching, self-awareness tools, work shadowing opportunities, master-classes, coaching and student-led seminars. The aim is to create a learning community conducive to critical reflection.
The attendance is daytime, approximately three hours per module, however some modules incorporate online units of study. In addition we provide work shadowing and one-to-one coaching opportunities.
The assessment strategy will focus on the synthesis and critical application of theory to practice in relation to your current or future leadership role. A variety of assessment strategies will be utilised to provide balance including essays, presentations, portfolios, a leadership development plan, reflective diaries, seminars, online discussion and the undertaking of a project. You will be assessed both formatively to support your development and summatively to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes.
The programme team comprises staff from the Faculty of Health and Social Care, the Evidence Based Practice Research Centre and Edge Hill Business School, many of whom publish in international journals and present at national and international conferences.
An additional network of executive/senior professionals within health and social care will provide you with opportunities to learn from their experience through coaching and work shadowing opportunities.
In an increasingly competitive health service, health and social care staff need to continually seek opportunities to add to their portfolio of qualifications in order to advance their careers. This is especially true for allied health professionals, clinical scientists, doctors, nurses and social workers where a postgraduate qualification is increasingly deemed desirable and essential.
For those students aspiring to work in leadership and management roles within health and social care, the programme will equip with you with essential transferable skills that will enable you to apply for a wide variety of roles within service improvement, project management, audit, governance, quality, commissioning, business operations, risk and patient safety.
This MSc Leadership Development programme will equip you with a range of leadership and change management skills. It provides a highly relevant qualification which demonstrates a commitment to continuous professional development and also gives you an advantage over your peers.
The Masters in Christian Education and Leadership is a new part-time programme which enables education practitioners to carry out M level study that is clearly linked to developing their professional practice in schools, academies or colleges in order to support their journey as Christian educators and school leaders. The programme will facilitate students in integrating Christian philosophy and theology of education with the principles and practices of school leadership and will provide the opportunity to research and improve their own practice by engaging with a range of specialist themes, concepts and issues to an advanced academic level.
Significant educational change has taken place in recent years and church schools and institutions are not immune from this change. Widespread debates around the nature, role, purpose and contribution of faith schooling in the UK challenge church schools and their leaders to adopt not only best policies and practices affecting teaching and learning, curriculum, leadership and governance but also to articulate the distinctiveness of what a church school can bring to the educational enterprise. This new postgraduate degree will equip current and future leaders in church schools with the conceptual and spiritual resources derived from the Christian tradition and provide an opportunity to discern and deploy these principles and resources in the ongoing Christian mission, ethos and priorities of their school.
The nonprofit sector requires leaders and managers who are creative, skilled, and strategic in creating and maintaining organizations that successfully address their missions.
Nonprofit organizations also employ an increasing share of the nation’s workforce, with employment growth outpacing that of a number of major industries.* Advance your career in this important high-growth sector as you enhance your ability to create positive social change with Walden’s online master’s in nonprofit management.
Whatever your background, you can gain the critical skills needed to lead diverse and complex nonprofit organizations. This master’s in nonprofit management and leadership degree program allows you to apply concepts you learn in class to a virtual city that simulates complex real-world scenarios. You will also have the opportunity to engage with scholar-practitioners who share their academic and professional experiences to help you quickly apply what you learn.
Graduates of this online master’s in non-profit management and leadership program will be prepared to:
Our MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership offers a General Program as well as a variety of specializations to help you meet your personal and professional goals.
Growth in the nonprofit sector continues to outpace the rest of the economy, creating a variety of new management opportunities. With an MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Walden University, you will have the opportunity to quickly take charge of your career and develop the skill set required to lead a nonprofit organization and have a far-reaching impact on your community.
Potential career options in nonprofit management may include:
Career positions may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
With increasing recognition of the impact of a world living beyond its means, the commitment to sustainable development in order to meet the needs of present generations without jeopardising those of future generations, has never been more apparent.
The MSc in Leadership for Sustainable Development will be of direct relevance to those who wish to develop the skills to make a difference in building a sustainable society. It is of direct relevance to recent graduates as well as those working in sectors dealing with sustainability.
This innovative programme has been designed in consultation with employers and academics to provide students with:
• in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of leadership in the context of sustainable development and an ability to identify and critically evaluate the role of leadership for sustainable development within a range of organisational contexts
• knowledge of the principles and core themes associated with sustainable development and an ability to critically evaluate best practice within a range of organisational sectors
• an ability to apply knowledge and skills gained from the programme in order to positively contribute to the sustainable development agenda through research projects
• competence in employability skills that will facilitate a professional approach to the work environment
STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
The innovative programme embraces action based learning, facilitated through a series of work placements and group project to foster critical thinking and promote the use of initiative for problem solving and decision making. The course is a full time programme comprising seven modules over twelve months.
The course structure is as follows:
• Leadership for Sustainable Development: to explore theories and practices of leadership in the context of sustainable development
• Foundations for Sustainable Development:1 to consider core themes underpinning sustainable development
• Foundations for Sustainable Development:2 to consider policies and strategies for sustainable development
Semesters 2 & 3:
• Sustainable Development in NGOs (Placement 1): to provide experiences of sustainable development and leadership in Non Governmental Organisations
• Sustainable Development in Governance (Placement 2): to provide experiences of sustainable development and leadership in Governance
• Sustainable Development in Business (Placement 3): to provide experiences of sustainable development and leadership in Business
• Effective Leadership: Group Project: to engage in a project to promote sustainable development through ‘experiential learning’.
A range of assessment methods are used including research projects, group work, presentations, reports and essays, exam and seminar contribution.
CAREERS IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Graduates from this programme have developed successful careers upon completion of the MSc in Leadership for Sustainable Development. For example, past students have gone on to gain relevant employment with a range of organisations in the public, private and non-governmental organisations sectors. These include the Sustainable Development Commission NI, Action Renewables, the Environment and Heritage Service, Northern Ireland Environment Link, NIE Supply, George Best Belfast City Airport, the United Nations and the Consumer Council in Northern Ireland.
The success of the MSc Leadership for Sustainable Development programme was recently recognised when the course was highly commended in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Green Gown Awards 2006-7.
Up to date information on course fees can be found at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/finance/TuitionFees/
The University provides information on possible sources of awards which is available at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/PostgraduateCentre/PostgraduateFunding/
Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency (UKBA) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes, by providing evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
*Taken within the last 2 yrs.
Please see http://go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs for more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals.
The MSc Corporate Governance and Leadership provides students with a global perspective on these two key areas of fundamental importance to businesses and society globally. This programme is designed to provide a sound understanding of corporate governance and leadership from corporate, investor and stakeholder perspectives. The programme is also benchmarked against the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and on completion graduates will be eligible for the award of Grad ICSA. (Individuals are responsible for paying any professional membership or other administrative fees). This therefore defines the course and content details of the modules.
-Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance
-Applied Corporate and Business Law
-Financial and Business Strategy
-Corporate Secretarial Practice
-Financial Reporting and Analysis
-The Effective Manager
-Dissertation and Research Methods
Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
One year full time. The taught programme lasts for two semesters. Students are expected to complete the dissertation within one additional semester.
Candidates can elect to study part time over two years. Attendance on one day per week.
The course has a mixture of assessment involving essays, reports and examinations, plus a dissertation.
-The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) accreditation.
-Student support systems.
-Link to professional courses.
Excellent career opportunities exist. Chartered Secretaries work in a number of different careers and across a variety of sectors including corporate, not-for-profit and charity. Some work as company secretaries for FTSE100 companies and others have roles such as chief executive, chairman, in house counsel, director of legal services or finance director or they work in private practice offering business and legal services.
This highly practical and participatory course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for a career in legal governance. The two compulsory modules – Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance, and Corporate Governance – offer a solid grounding on which you can build with a range of optional modules to suit your own unique requirements.
The Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance module introduces you to the basic concepts of project management in the context of risk management. It provides an in-depth understanding of some of the core challenges faced by businesses in this area, as well as knowledge of the relevant regulatory frameworks. In the Corporate Governance module, topics such as corporate governance theories, law and practice are covered. You can then build on this foundation with two additional modules from the range of optional modules on offer, to fit your own needs and preferences. Alternatively, you can combine it with other complementary study routes, and graduate with a named joint pathway.
All of your modules are assessed through written coursework. A practical assessment also forms part of the Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance module, and your preparation and participation during the course of the module is also evaluated and rewarded.
In the fast-moving corporate world, skilled, knowledgeable legal practitioners are always in demand. The University of Hertfordshire is well known for its strong links with industry and its high-quality staff, all of whom are specialists in their fields. You can therefore be sure that the teaching is always up to date, relevant and supported by cutting-edge research and practice.
The complementary pathways that are available mean that you can shape your study route according to your personal career goals and ambitions, which will also further enhance your attractiveness to potential employers.
The innovative, flexible and practical teaching methods will enable you to develop the intellectual, transferable interpersonal and practical skills you will need for your career in the professional, commercial, business or academic sectors.
The focus of this course is on active, practical learning to develop the skills required for employment. Class seminars are supported by group work, which are fantastic opportunities to pool knowledge and resources and to work collectively on problem-solving and real-world scenarios. Role plays, debates and discussions will enhance your skills of negotiation, persuasion, presentation, leadership and teamwork. A peer support and mentoring scheme is also available, which will further enhance all these vital skills and abilities.
The two written assignments and practical assessment require deeper, independent study, to consolidate your learning and to broaden your knowledge of the subject.
Successful completion of the LLM Governance, Risk Management and Compliance will open up a wide range of career routes for you, in the commercial sector, as an in-house lawyer, or working within company secretariat or a legal risk department. The practical elements of this course, along with the learning and experience you will receive in both the compulsory and optional modules, will ensure that you are fully equipped to support the governance and risk management activities of the business. Alternatively, the door is open for an academic or a research career.
Delivering excellence in health and social care at an individual, team and organisational level is not just desirable but achievable.
The philosophy of this programme is that for excellence to flourish every member of staff must be committed to, and play their part in, an integrated governance approach. This is where people-centredness and people-centred approaches to care are afforded the same esteem and recognition as finance, performance, risk management, safety and quality.
The programme is designed to develop and equip critical champions and ambassadors for quality, safety and governance in health and social care. It enables you to apply your comprehensive knowledge, understanding, expertise and advanced skills to lead evidence-based enhancement of quality, safety and governance in your health and social care settings and evaluate the impact of this. The programme is suitable for individuals from the public, independent and voluntary sectors from any professional background, including clinical and support services.
Year 1 focuses on the transition to mastery and explores the context of safety, quality and governance in terms of policy, theory and experience, at a personal, local, national and international level. You also study different types and sources of evidence. You use these to identify a quality, safety or governance issue of relevance to your role based on an in-depth study of the principles, practices and tools of safety and governance in health and social care. You then develop and justify a business case for change based on this.
The modules studied in Year 1 make up the Advancing Quality Improvement in Health and Social Care, PgCert.
In Year 2, you plan and implement a change project based on your business case presented at the end of Year 1. To help you achieve this you study topics such as a human factors approach, strategic change management, action learning and leadership and evaluation methodologies. You then develop and critique an evaluation study proposal in Year 2 which you take forward during your dissertation module in Year 3. The modules studied in Year 2 make up the Advancing Human Factors in Health and Social Care, PgCert.
Year 1 core modules
Year 2 core modules
Year 3 core modules
Modules offered may vary.
How you learn
In Years 1 and 2 the programme is taught in short study blocks spread across the academic year over a total of 14 days. We use a range of teaching methods including lectures and workshops, student-led seminars, action learning, real-life scenarios and case study analysis, interactive and online learning activities, directed and self-directed study activities. Year 3 is mainly guided self-directed study with the support of a dissertation supervisor. You are supported by module tutors with extensive experience in this subject area and the programme leader who is a member of the founding cohort for the NHS England and Health Foundation Q initiative.
How you are assessed
We use a range of assessment modes throughout the programme. These include an essay on the nature and use of evidence, analysis of a quality, safety or governance issue using a human factors approach, a business case and the final dissertation evaluating the change you have implemented.
Other modes of assessment include a poster presentation and defence, and an oral presentation with questions and answers.
The programme is supported by a critical friends stakeholder support forum which consists of service users and carers, employer representatives and academic staff. Members of this group participate in student assessment as well as supporting programme design and delivery as a means of ensuring the person-centred approach pervades all aspects of the programme and to maximise employer/organisational benefit.
On successful completion of this programme you are equipped with a range of knowledge, expertise and experiences such as advanced reasoning and decision-making skills. You are also able to work collaboratively, present and research. And you have strong ICT skills that are highly sought by employers. The programme is relevant for you if you are working in or would like to work in a specialist quality, safety or governance role, or one covering these issues.