The course will enable you to advance your knowledge in relation to a range of theories and concepts concerning the effective management of the wellbeing and health of individuals and/or groups of people with a healthcare need. It focuses on physiological, life-science and management theories, relevant for ensuring high quality services for consumers of healthcare. It provides a solid academic underpinning to management practices, set in a real work environment.
You will receive a thorough grounding in the scientific foundations of health, illness and healthcare and will be taught the most up-to-date concepts in healthcare research methodology and data analysis. Course work and simulation will be used to emphasise the integration of scientific principles and the use of empirical evidence and validated theoretical health care models in guiding clinical practice. The course will equip you with the relevant knowledge and skills to better improve and support healthcare decision making.
Core: • Service Design and Improvement in Healthcare • Research Methods • Genes, Diseases, Health and Illness • MSc Project in Healthcare.
Optional modules: • Leadership and Management Competence in Healthcare • Advanced Approach in Diabetes Care and Management • Promoting Sexual Health • Substance Misuse Treatment and Interventions • Communicable Diseases: Risks and Assessment for Substance Misusers • Management of Long-Term Conditions.
We use a variety of learning activities for each module including: - lectures - seminars - group work - tutorials - workshops - experiential learning - self-directed study - clinical simulation and lab practical - research supervision.
Tutors assess all modules using a wide range of methods, and a balance of coursework and examinations. Coursework assignments include essays, critical reviews, practical research reports and presentations.
Career and study progression
Students with prior registration with a professional body may progress to become Advanced Practitioners in their field. Candidates without prior registration may complete a 12 -18 month postgraduate training in Physician Assistantship for certification as a Physician Assistant in:
• Long-term Conditions Management • Public Health • Human Reproductive and Sexual Health • Management and Leadership • Drugs and Substance Use and Misuse Management.
Other successful students have also gone on to work in research and education.
Opportunities for further study include our MPhil or PHD in Human Sciences, or our MPhil or PHD in Communicable Diseases.