The Postgraduate Diploma Health and Social Care (Leadership) award has been developed to meet the leadership development needs of professionals currently working in the field of health and social care, and of their employers.
It offers advanced critical knowledge of leadership skills for practitioners in health and social care related organisations, whether in frontline practice, administrative or management positions.
There is a clear demand for health and social care practitioners to develop leadership skills alongside their area of professional specialism. The course is designed to develop everything from your political astuteness to strategic management to project planning, while you keep abreast of developments in your area of practice.
You will be led by a teaching team with considerable experience and expertise, in a Faculty with excellent links to health and social care employers.
The PG Dip Health and Social Care (Leadership) will be awarded on completion of the following modules:
Implementing Excellence in Care and Patient Safety (15 credits) Contemporary Health Policy Analysis (15 credits) Leading Health Workforce Development (15 credits) Either: Theories of Leadership and Innovation (15 credits) Or: Service Transformation (15 credits)
If studying part-time, the four modules above will usually be completed in Year 1.
Critical Decision Making for Leadership (15 credits) Strategies for Health and Social Care Management (15 credits) Strategic Leadership for Health & Social Care (15 credits) Either: Research Theory and Practice: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (15 credits) Or: Research Theory and Practice: Evidence-Based Practice (15 credits).
If studying part-time, the four modules above will usually be completed in Year 2.
You may also choose to continue and complete a Masters Project, to gain the MSc Health and Social Care. Your studies on this course will allow you to map and evidence your personal and professional development against relevant frameworks, for example the NHS Leadership Framework
Assessment A broad range of assessment formats is used to help you to explore new ways of learning. Depending on the module, you might be assessed on a seminar or poster presentation, a briefing report, research proposal or portfolio of work. Many modules offer scope for reflecting on your specific area of practice and experiences
The course is taught on a part-time basis. Most teaching involves face-to-face interaction on campus (typically over five days per module), supported by facilitated online learning and self-directed learning. The focus at postgraduate level is on facilitating independent critical study. While the responsibility for your learning lies very much with you, there will be plenty of support on hand.
Module tutors offer tutorial support, and individual guidance on you progress will also be available from the award leader. Our Professional Navigator is an excellent source of help when you are considering your options.