Comments about PG Cert Making Integration Work - At the institution - Edinburgh - Scotland
The aim is to provide students with the theoretical knowledge and practical research skills in knowledge management. Knowledge management involves the identification, appraisal and use of different sources of information to more rigorously plan, evaluate and learn from service development in specific contexts. It also involves the dissemination of this learning within their organisations. For students, the programme will help them become more effective in their service-development roles. For their organisations the programme will contribute to more coherent service planning and development.
Entry Requirements This programme is open to Scottish health, social care and voluntary sector managers and senior practitioners with undergraduate qualifications or equivalent and experience and knowledge of service development across organisations and sectors.
PG Cert Making Integration Work
On successful completion of the module the students will be able to:
* understand the dynamics and characteristics of "service integration" and how it affects their day-to-day work;
* identify knowledge appropriate to specific projects in terms of: a) the evidence on integrated service development in different contexts; b) their tacit knowledge about their organisations; c) routinely collected service information, and; d) information collected through appropriate research methods for specific projects;
* apply this knowledge appropriately to planning and execution of projects;
* apply appropriate evaluation techniques to monitor and understand the effects of interventions;
* and analyse, present and disseminate learning from projects in ways appropriate to local strategic service planning.
How You Will Be Taught
The programme is divided into three areas comprising 20 interlinked and independently assessed credit components, which help students progressively build knowledge and skills needed at different stages of project development: project planning, evaluation and analysis, presentation and dissemination of evaluation findings. The use of different kinds of knowledge is the focus of all three components. The three components are assessed through written assignments.
Students bring with them a specific project selected in discussion with their organisation and learn through the development of this project. The programme is delivered through:
* six days of workshops throughout the academic year. The first three will be run as an intensive introductory programme, and the remainder will be run as follow-up seminars. Teaching will be delivered through talks, group discussion and facilitation of peer learning;
* supported reading;
* supported hands-on experience with specific development projects in between seminars