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  Leadership for Healthcare Improvement (PGCert)


University of Derby    College of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Part time January, September PGCert 1 year part time 31 January 2025
Nursing & Health (27)

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Enhance your leadership skills in healthcare with the Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership for Healthcare Improvement at Derby. This programme is designed for healthcare practitioners seeking to elevate their decision-making and problem-solving abilities to drive impactful change in their practice. Through online modules and flexible assessments, you will delve into quality and service improvement, supported by current research and techniques. The curriculum includes modules on Quality Improvement Principles and Preparation, as well as Quality Improvement Implementation, guiding you through project development and critical appraisal. By completing this certificate, you will gain the expertise to lead sustainable and effective projects within your healthcare setting. With a focus on personal and professional development, this programme equips you to work confidently as an improvement practitioner. Entry requirements include a degree or equivalent qualification, along with current employment in a healthcare environment. Take the next step in your healthcare career and make a lasting difference with this transformative programme.

About the course

If you’re a Healthcare practitioner involved in high level decision-making and problem-solving, this course will help you to increase your knowledge and think innovatively and practically to ultimately improve your practice.

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We are at a time of rapid change in the Healthcare sector, this is the ideal time to improve your leadership and management skills in the field of Quality and Service improvement, whilst using current research and improvement techniques to support your current improvement project endeavours.

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Entry Requirements

You'll usually need a degree or equivalent qualification, and you must already be working in a healthcare environment. Please contact the module leader if you would like further guidance.

This programme is an interim award embedded within the MSc Leadership for Health and Social Care degree, therefore you will need to apply for the full degree and specify these modules on your application.


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