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MSc-Pg Diploma-Pg Certificate Risk Management in Health and Social Care

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  • Objectives
    * A chance to gain a thorough understanding of state-of-the-art risk management and governance theory and principles * An introduction to practical approaches and techniques that support the implementation of positive change in practice * Part-time study with online teaching support to minimise time away from the workplace * The opportunity to join multidisciplinary study groups to gain a wider perspective of practical issues * Student-centred continuous assessment ensuring your practice evolves over the course of your study * Modular courses that can stand alone or yield credits that build up to qualifications at 3 levels; Certificate, Diploma and MSc * A chance to develop risk management initiatives within your own area of practice.
  • Entry requirements
    * Doctors, nurses and allied health professionals * NHS directors * NHS managers and supervisors * Risk managers and coordinators * Governance managers and coordinators * Healthcare staff from the private or voluntary sector Every member of staff working within the healthcare field has a responsibility for risk management. We therefore welcome enquiries from all healthcare staff about their suitability for the course.
  • Academic Title
    MSc/Pg Diploma/Pg Certificate Risk Management in Health and Social Care
  • Course description
    Distance learning support

    The course is delivered on a part-time basis. Each module involves traditional face-to-face delivery over the course of 2 or 3 induction days held at the University of Wales, Bangor. Students are then given access to an online community to support their study.  This is an essential aspect of our programme and students will be expected to access materials and participate in online seminars throughout the course of their study.

    The partnership

    Expertise within the University is combined with the front line knowledge of NHS staff to deliver this cutting edge MSc in Risk Management in Health and Social Care:

    The course is based within the School of Healthcare Sciences; a caring and learning organisation which values people as individuals. The School strives to establish and maintain standards of quality and excellence in teaching and learning processes; in continuing professional development for staff and students; and in health-related research activity.

    The Institute of Medical and Social Care Research (IMSCaR) aims to enhance the health and welfare of the people of Wales, the UK and the rest of the world through Research and Education in Medicine and Health and Social Care.

    The Welsh Risk Pool (WRP) and their advisers, the organisation responsible for the pooling and paying out of monies for litigation in the NHS, contribute to course content and delivery throughout the course. WRP staff hold front line knowledge of developing risk management practice in the NHS.

    Programme structure

    Certificate modules (credits required: 60)

    Fundamental Principles of Risk Management (20 credits)

        * Underpinning theories
        * History of risk management, both general and within healthcare
        * Understanding the risk management process
        * Using tools to support risk management

    The Influences Upon Risk Management Today (20 credits)

        * Health and Safety and the law relating to risk management
        * Financial influences upon risk management
        * Working with healthcare standards in the UK
        * Building capacity through action learning

    Interdisciplinary Working For Risk Management (20 credits)

        * Coordinating interdisciplinary teams to address risk management issues
        * Effective use of policy, guidelines and procedure
        * Understand how work dynamics can either support or become a barrier to change within an organisation
        * Disseminating good practice to inspire others

    Diploma modules (credits required: 120 credits)

    Leadership, Quality Innovation and Change (20 credits)

        * Leading cultural change and innovation
        * Development of people and services
        * Leadership
        * Nature of change
        * Quality frameworks within health and social care

    Managing Information For Risk Management (10 credits)

        * Technology applications in use today
        * How the introduction of information technology affects an organisation
        * Making best use of information technology for patient safety

    Work-Based Learning (20 credits)

        * Implementing a patient safety project
        * Developing professional practice
        * Monitoring and evaluating risk management interventions

    Research (10 credits)

        * Fundamental principles of healthcare research

    *This module runs in tandem with the work-based learning module introducing students to skills and techniques for monitoring and evaluating practice and carrying out further research.

    Full MSc (credits required: 180)

        * MSc dissertation

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