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Leadership and Service Improvement (MSc/PGDip/PGCert)

Course Description

This exciting MSc programme focuses on leadership, change management, evidence-based service innovation and delivery all key to the delivery of high quality health care. The programme is intended for experienced, qualified health care professionals who may work in and across a range of health care settings and in a variety of clinical, managerial and leadership roles.

The course aims to:

- Develop leadership knowledge and skills which can be applied to the delivery of a quality, evidence-based service linked to service user, staff and organisational outcomes
- Develop transformational leaders capable of improving and innovating health and social care delivery in a range of settings
- Develop a critical awareness of self in the leadership of service delivery and innovation
- Enhance critical awareness and reflection on the interfaces between policy, research, commissioning, service and practice
- Enable you to contribute to the advancement of your practice and the service you deliver by your professional development and life-long approach to learning

You have the option to exit after Year 1 with a PgCert Leadership Studies in Health Care and to exit after Year 2 with a PgDip Leadership Studies in Health Care. There is also the opportunity to undertake one of two optional modules from the Masters in Public Administration through the School of Business.

The course is delivered one day per week, in Year 1 you will attend University on Mondays and in Year 2 you will attend on Wednesdays.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/leadership-service-improvement


Year 1 (3 core modules, 20 credits each)
Semester 1:
- Research in health and social care
- Strategic leadership in health care

Semester 2:
- Innovation for excellence leading service improvement

Year 2 (1 core and 2 optional modules, 20 credits each)
Core module:
- Delivering an evidence-based service

Optional modules (1 module from group A, 1 module from group B):
- Mentorship and coaching for leadership (group A)
- Leading in patient and public engagement (group A)
- Issues in knowledge construction (group B)
- Professional development through contract learning (group B)
- Equality and diversity in the workforce (group B)
- Commissioning and procurement in the health and social services (group B)

Year 3:
- Dissertation (60 credits)


With a range of flexible pathways available, our courses and modules are designed to enhance career opportunities by equipping health care professionals with the knowledge and skills to manage change, lead improvement initiatives and become an effective leader.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies if needed, including:

- direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
- Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
- mentoring and work shadowing schemes. The School of Health and Social Care delivers postgraduate education programmes and applied research linked to practice and workforce innovation and research capacity building. The work undertaken by staff and students is recognised both nationally and internationally.

Visit the Leadership and Service Improvement (MSc/PGDip/PGCert) page on the London South Bank University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

- Successful applicants will normally hold a health-related professional qualification; and- At least Bachelor degree equivalent to Second Class Honours Lower Division or equivalent.

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