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We’re renowned for delivering high-quality social work training. This accredited programme is ranked 11th in the UK for Social Work (Complete University Guide 2017). Read more
We’re renowned for delivering high-quality social work training. This accredited programme is ranked 11th in the UK for Social Work (Complete University Guide 2017). On completion, you will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to register as a social worker.

The course maintains a strong emphasis on practice- and research-informed learning. It comprises 623 hours of structured academic teaching and learning, 30 days of professional skills development, and two practice learning placements of 70 and 100 days.

This programme is suitable for you whether you’re a recent graduate, gained your first degree some time ago and have been working in social care, or are ready for a career change. Our graduates are highly sought after and have moved into social work roles in a variety of statutory, voluntary and private organisations. 98% of graduates completing the destinations survey are in graduate level work or further study (DEHLE 2012-14)

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The Masters in Public Health (MPH) course is an interdisciplinary degree, drawing upon expertise across a wide range of subject areas and seeks to explore the complexity of Public Health issues in the UK and internationally. Read more
The Masters in Public Health (MPH) course is an interdisciplinary degree, drawing upon expertise across a wide range of subject areas and seeks to explore the complexity of Public Health issues in the UK and internationally.

The course aims to provide relevant qualifications to meet national and international needs for a skilled public health workforce and to prepare students for further academic study with a view to academic careers. The course provides students with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding in a wide range of public health areas. This is reinforced with the optional modules offered on the course, allowing students to pursue their own health-related interests.

Overall, the course aims to provide a focused learning experience, suitable for full- and part-time, UK and international students in a stimulating research-led teaching environment.

Who is the course for?

The course is particularly aimed at people currently involved in the practice of aspects of public health, people seeking membership of the UK Faculty of Public Health, people working in health promotion and those interested in pursuing academic careers within public health.

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This MA meets international and national quality benchmarks and is suitable for you if you have either a personal or professional interest in career development/coaching. Read more
This MA meets international and national quality benchmarks and is suitable for you if you have either a personal or professional interest in career development/coaching. We offer the MA full-time, or you can choose to complete the programme part-time at different levels.

You’ll be encouraged to directly connect your learning to your personal and continuing professional development. Each module on the course is taught through a mix of workshopbased (usually two days) and distance learning. You can choose from two to six workshops a year, depending on your preferred study route.

While our academic admissions criteria ask for a 2:ii undergraduate degree, we would welcome and encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications or experience. The skills you develop on the course will support current or future employment in career coaching and talent management, among other vocational roles.

Areas of Study

There are two pathways available for both full and part-time students within the MA in Career Development and Coaching Studies: Route A and Route B. It is not necessary to finalise preferred route at the time of application as this can be confirmed later.

Route A
Route A consists of 6 x 20 credit modules and a 60 credit Dissertation module (15,000 words). It provides a full training for working as a career development professional.

Route B
Route B consists of 3 x 20 credit modules, a 100 credit Dissertation module (25,000 words) and 1 x 20 credit module from the list of Route B options below. It is designed for individuals with some experience of career development support or those wishing to pursue independent research in the field of career development and coaching studies.

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This course has been designed to fulfil the specific needs and requirements of those interested in a management or leadership role within the complex health service sector. Read more

Designed for

This course has been designed to fulfil the specific needs and requirements of those interested in a management or leadership role within the complex health service sector. It is suitable for students from a range of academic backgrounds within engineering, business, and sciences. Whilst no previous healthcare background is required, the course will appeal to clinically qualified students looking to move into health systems modelling, e-health, health or medical informatics.

The Course Provides

We will provide you with the skills and knowledge to assess organisational performance and drive the development and implementation of innovation in healthcare organisations in order to facilitate improvement.

You will learn to evaluate effective programme components and systems, and gain a detailed understanding of quality systems management and the integration of healthcare technologies, systems, and processes within complex service systems.

Healthcare organisations share commonalities with production facilities, including the need for efficient process flow, change management, and quality standards. As a student you will explore the principles, approaches, strategies, and techniques for analysing, designing, and managing complex healthcare systems. You will learn to measure efficiency and improve effectiveness and productivity without compromising quality or safety.

Course Structure and Content

The structure and weighting of this course is slightly different to other MSc courses at WMG. The taught component of the MSc Healthcare Operational Management has a larger credit weighting than the dissertation project.
8 taught modules – assessed by: Post module assignments
Modules are 15 or 20 CAT points, requiring 150 or 200 hours of student effort respectively.

Research project – assessed by: Dissertation
The dissertation is 60 CAT points requiring 600 hours of student effort. Oral examination

Core Modules:
1. Leading Change in the Healthcare Environment
2. Electronic Healthcare Records
3. Quality and Productivity in Health Service Systems
4. Epidemiological and Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement
5. Operational Management and Clinical Systems Improvement
6. Introduction to Health Economics
7. Introduction to Health informatics
8. Resource Management in Healthcare Service Delivery

Learning Style

The taught component of the course is a mixture of lectured material, syndicate or group work, practical work, online learning and forum activities. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields.

Industrial visits are available to all students and the course is assessed through assignments.

Each module will usually last one week.

After You Graduate

As a graduate of Healthcare Operational Management, you can expect to work in a managerial or organisational leadership role within a wide range of organisations including hospitals and other healthcare institutions, consulting firms, software companies, governmental organizations, research firms, health insurance companies, healthcare equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and management consultancies. With additional experience, you would expect to progress into a key executive role in the healthcare sector, which would involve leading and overseeing programmes and policy.

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