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MA-PGDip-PGCert Applied Health Studies (Research-Management)

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  • Objectives
    This programme attracts students from a diverse range of disciplines: for example, Health Service Managers, Community Workers, General Parctice Managers, Nurses, Health Visitors, Health Promotion Workers, and members of the professions allied to medicine. The programmes also attracts graduates from various disciplines. Completion of the programme will enhance career developemnt and may facilitate movement into Senior Management or Teaching.
  • Entry requirements
    -An upper second class Honours degree or above in a relevant subject, or -A lower second class Honours degree or above with relevant professional experience -A portfolio of professional and/or academic qualifications of equivalent standing to an Honours degree -An appropriate postgraduate diploma at a good standard. Exemptions from individual modules and advanced standing may be available for appropriately qualified candidates.
  • Academic Title
    MA/PGDip/PGCert Applied Health Studies (Research/Management)
  • Course description
    Programme

    Students are offeerd an advanced programme of study in the application of knowledge from the disciplines of management, health and social policy and reserach methodology to the rapidly changin world of health and socialcare. The course is multi-disciplinary,establishing a theoretical and research base from which to develop a critical understanding of current organisational, professional and political challenges. On entry to the course students choose a pathway in resrach or management. Each pathway consists of three core modules, one option module and a dissertation. All taught modules attract 30 M level credits. Students can expect to study the following modules:

    -Research Designs in Health
    -Health Policy and Strategy
    -Healthcare Management.

    Options include:

    -Research Dilemmas and Strategies
    -Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Management
    -Human Resource Management

    To obtain the MA, students complete a dissertation of 18,000-20,000 words under the guidance of an individual supervisor. A Postgraduate Certificate can be awarded on completion of 60 credits. A Postgraduate Diploma can be awarded on completion of 120 credits. The MA qualification requires 180 credits.

    The course uses a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, visiting speakers, one-to-one supervision and self-directed study. There are no formal examinations. Continous assessment is by module based assignments, essays, assessed presentations, reports and mini projects, plus a research-based dissertation at the Masters level.

    Teaching/assessment
    The course uses a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, visiting speakers, one-to-one supervision and self-directed study. There are no formal examinations. Continous assessment is by module based assignments, essays, assessed presentations, reports and mini projects, plus a research-based dissertation at the Masters level.

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