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We understand that you may not have the time to do a full-time degree, so our CPD pathways allow you to study flexibly, in the way that best suits you. The structure, mode of delivery and level of support allow you to progress towards a qualification at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or Masters level.

Health care managers and clinicians work in a continuously changing and challenging environment in which they interact with a wide range of health and social care professionals, public and private sector agencies, voluntary services, and the general public. The Health Care Management pathway is designed to enable managers and professionals working across a wide range of health and social care sectors to enhance their management skills and build their knowledge-base through practice based interprofessional learning and research.

This programme aims to provide you with:
-A systematic and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying strategic and operational health service management and policy development
-Skills to access and critically appraise competing theoretical perspectives as a basis to develop your own evidence-based practice
-The opportunity to reflect upon the processes of policy making, planning and delivering of services
-An understanding of the essential principles of research design
-The opportunity to conduct an independent research project leading to the completion of a research dissertation
-A range of transferable employment related skills

This course can be studied to a PGDip and PGCert level - for more information, please view the relevant web-page:

PGCert: http://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/details.aspx?mastercourse=PG00601&subgroup=3

PGDip: http://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/details.aspx?mastercourse=PG00601&subgroup=2

Professional, statutory and regulatory bodies

We are committed to embedding the NHS Constitution Values (which are strongly reflected in our University values) into everything we do. They define the behaviours and expectations of all our staff and students underpinning the work we do in the university, clinical arena and other workplaces.

We understand that not all of our students and staff are employed within the NHS but these values uphold the underlying principles of excellent care as a standard, and as such we expect that anyone who cares for others will aspire to uphold these values.

For us, involving not only our students, but service users, experts by experience, carers and NHS/non NHS professionals in the creation and delivery of all programmes is vital.

Our expert staff

With us, you benefit from the expertise of staff from a wide range of clinical and academic backgrounds. This means that you gain a well-rounded education that is research-led and clinically relevant. Where we feel you will benefit, we bring in additional specialists direct from the field.

Specialist facilities

The School of Health and Human Sciences is located at two sites; in the Kimmy Eldridge building on the Colchester campus and in the Gateway Building on the Southend campus.

As one of our CPD students, you may be taking modules at either campus or online to suit your needs, which means that you can access facilities across both campuses as required.

Visit the Health Care Management - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Essex website for more details!

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