Our MSc Delivering Quality Healthcare programme has been created for experienced healthcare professionals and is designed to empower you to operate at an advanced level within your field.
The programme is informed by the current healthcare agenda and aims to support and drive future change, striving for integrated and higher quality care.
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). 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.
-Decisions, Judgements and Risks -Dissertation -Leadership and Innovation -Research Design and Methodology -Transforming Services for Quality -Delivering Quality Healthcare (full-time) core modules -Enabling Individuals to Achieve Health, Wellbeing and Independence -Evidence Based Practice -Fundamentals of eHealth -Fundamentals in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
-Acutely ill patient -Care of the Acutely Ill Patient -Complex Health Assessment
Cancer and Older People -Cancer in Society -Understanding the Complexities of Caring for the Older Person
Cancer -Cancer in Society -Challenges in Pain Management
ehealth -Fundamentals of e-Health -Innovation and Practice Development in Long-Term Conditions
Long Term Conditions -Leading and Managing Long Term Conditions -Innovation and Practice Development in Long-Term Conditions
Maternal, Child and Family Health -Women’s Health and Wellbeing Or -Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults And -High Risk Midwifery Or -Enabling Individuals to Achieve Health, Wellbeing and Independence
Older People -Understanding the Complexities of Caring for the Older Person -Developing Skills and Supporting Quality Dementia Care in the Acute Environment
Paramedic Practitioner -Evidencing Your Practice -Complex Health Assessment -Leading and Managing Long-Term Conditions -Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries
Patient Safety -Fundamentals in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety -Innovations in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
-Cancer in Society -Care of the Acutely Ill Patient -Challenges in Pain Management -Complex Health Assessment -Developing Skills and Supporting Quality Dementia Care in the Acute Environment -Enabling Individuals to Achieve Health, Wellbeing and Independence -Evidencing Your Practice -Fundamentals of e-Health -Fundamentals in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety -High Risk Midwifery -Innovation and Practice Development in Long-Term Conditions -Innovations in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety -Leading and Managing Long-Term Conditions -Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries -Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults -Understanding the Complexities of Caring for the Older Person -Women’s Health and Wellbeing
EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME
The aim of this programme is to equip and empower students to develop the knowledge and skills to help address the challenges for contemporary integrated healthcare delivery through research and innovative ways of working.
PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES
Knowledge and understanding -Evaluate and critically explore complex problems in order to apply relevant knowledge and skills to develop solution focussed approaches -Critically analyse and demonstrate an ability to interpret research evidence and data in order to communicate health care information into the practice setting effectively -Demonstrate and apply deep knowledge and understanding relevant to their area of practice
Intellectual / cognitive skills -Critically evaluate, challenge and apply relevant health policy to their own area of practice -Demonstrate consideration of relevant ethical principles -Apply contemporary thinking and analytical skills when analysing the existing evidence base -Critically evaluate research and methodological approaches taken within the existing evidence available -Defend originality in their own research work to complement the existing evidence base
Professional practical skills -Demonstrate the utilisation of innovative approaches to health care within their own area of practice to engender a progressive culture -Utilise a range of analytical and influencing skills including emotional intelligence, to demonstrate effective leadership -Effectively address complex and challenging issues to make sound, informed and appropriate judgements in their practice
Key / transferable skills -Synthesise information effectively to inform health care practices -Demonstrate and utilise critical awareness to improve health care -Initiate change and development in their current practice, engaging in the inter-professional arena to facilitate reflective learning in the wider health care team
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.
“Although the demands on my time and energy were challenging, I received unbeatable support from the team at Surrey.”
Sarah, a Practice Development Midwife with 15 years’ experience as a qualified nurse and 11 years’ experience as a qualified midwife, explains how a Masters from the University of Surrey has boosted her career prospects.
“I wanted a course that would enable me to consolidate my previous experience and give me the qualification I needed for career progression. I chose the University of Surrey because it offers higher education as part of a contract with local Trusts. I was also looking to study at a university that could rival others at a national and even an international level.
The most challenging aspect of the course was juggling my academic work, working for the Trust and family life. The impact of studying for a Masters on family life can never be underestimated, so time management is key. For me, this often meant studying in the evening, which after a long day at work was gruelling.
Although the demands on my time and energy were challenging, I received unbeatable support from the team at Surrey. The emphasis wasn’t on taking away my challenges, but providing me with guidance so I could find a path that enabled me to achieve my full potential.
Now I have completed the course, the sense of achievement I have is immeasurable. At Surrey, you’re encouraged to think outside the box and consider new ideas.
Based on the results of my Masters, I have been awarded a full-time funded PhD studentship at Surrey. It’s thanks to the experience I had during my Masters that I had the confidence to even apply.”
Discounts for Surrey graduates
No. of awards TBC
If you are a self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford, you could be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught postgraduate Masters programme fees. This scheme is for applicable to Postgraduate Taught entry students only and is reviewed annually.Students who graduated in 2013 are eligible, as well as alumni from previous years, on receipt of evidence of the award from Surrey and where we can identify that you actually studied in Guildford. Students from SII-DUFE are eligible for this scheme.Associated Institution students are not eligible. Not available to modular self-pacing students.
Value of Scholarship(s)
10% tuition fee discount
Self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford
If you have any enquiries regarding this matter please contact the Student Fees and Funding Office on [email protected]
Degree in a related subject with a minimum of 2.2. Students will normally hold a previously accumulated credit volume of 360 FHEQ Level 4-6 credits, of which at least 120 will be at FHEQ Level 6. Students should be working/have recent experience in a relevant healthcare setting. Students who do not meet these requirements should seek advice from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences as it may not exclude you from applying for our modules and programmes of study.
Recipient: University of Surrey
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