The overall aim of the course is to educate individuals as managers and improve the quality of management as a profession within healthcare settings. The course provides an integrated and critical understanding of management and organisations and to help prepare you for effective management roles within a healthcare environment. There are four main objectives:
• The advanced study of leadership and management of organisations and the changing external context in which healthcare organisations operate.
• Preparation for and/or development of a career in healthcare management by developing skills at a professional or equivalent level.
• Development of the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively to improve business and management practice.
• Enhancement of lifelong learning and personal development so far as to be able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to healthcare management and society at large.