MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Health Care Management Module overview
This programme consists of six compulsory modules, two elective modules from a range of six modules, and a dissertation.
Resources and Operational Management in Health Care
This module provides a detailed learning course focused upon the resource concepts of managing people, information and services. These concepts are operationalised into the management of a health service unit.
This module provides the foundations for understanding, analysing and interpreting financial information, and enables students to apply accounting principles and financial theory across management disciplines and organisations.
Health Care Quality Management
Having studied Resources and Operational Management in Health Care, this module develops the notion of a quality service in healthcare settings. It focuses on management as a means to achieving quality standards and patient satisfaction.
Health Care Systems, Structure and Functions
This module explores the complex management and administrative demands of a modern health system. Its role in the programme is to apply the general management principles, learned in other prescribed modules, to healthcare.
This module integrates the study of forms, structures and processes of organisations with the human aspects of psychology at work. The module provides an insight into the fundamentals on which organisations are built and provides analytical processes for understanding behaviour at work and managerial processes.
Introducing the process of research project formulation and the key elements of research design, this module should prepare students to design and execute their research study for their dissertation in a systematic and scientific manner.
Analysis and Integration of Health Information
Evidence-based practice is becoming more important in health services. Therefore, the management of information is perceived as an important part of healthcare management.
Education and the Development of Health Care Professionals
An issue in the healthcare systems is that of succession planning and developing a commitment to lifelong learning. This module attempts to address the issue of educating managers for the future.
Healthcare Philosophy and Ethics
This module is designed to enable students to inform their decision-making processes in the light of medico-legal and ethical implications and to develop best practice accordingly.
For the successful development of healthcare programmes, projects must be planned carefully and fully appraised for their costs and benefits. Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is a multidisciplinary subject linked with both economics and finance, and is a valuable tool in decision making.
Other elective modules include Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction Management, and Strategy
12 months full-time, 24 months part-time day release, up to 72 months flexi-study