Full time: 16 months
Part time: 18 months
(Subject to class availability)
There are a total of 6 modules and a Healthcare Management project on the MSc Healthcare Management programme and Exit Awards of a Post Graduate Certificate (Healthcare Management) and a Post Graduate Diploma (Healthcare Management) are available upon the completion of certain modules. Kindly refer to the table for more information.
- International Health and Social Care or Contemporary Ethical and Professional Issues
- Contemporary Human Resource Management
- Leadership for Effective Service Delivery
- Behaviour and Management in Organisations
- Clinical Governance and Improvement Practice
- Exploring Evidence to Improve Practice (Evidence-Based Practice)
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Course Module and Synopsis
Behaviour and Management in Organisation
This module focuses on the behaviour of people in a work environment and understanding the vital importance of change management, particularly management of change and culture. You will develop and understanding of the dynamics of working organisations in a rapidly evolving business environment. It also develops your ability to plan and carry forward system wide change programmes.
Exploring Evidence to Improve Practice
In this module you will develop a set of skills required by all professionals when undertaking and employment focussed project. Throughout the module you will be critically examining both quantitative and qualitative investigation methods as we ll as using a variety of problem-solving approaches and interventions to help you to learn about a range of different approaches to conducting employment focussed projects. This will help you to understand that conducting an employment focussed project requires the integration of both ‘know-how’ and ‘know-that’ knowledge.
International Health and Social Care or Contemporary Ethical and Professional Issues
This module gives you a broad overview of contemporary issues in international health and social care policies and systems. You will also be given the opportunity to focus, in more depth, on specific areas in countries of your choice. Within each of the three units you will start by comparing differences between the home countries of the United Kingdom before making comparisons with other countries. Academic support will be provided online.
Clinical Governance & Improvement Practice
This module will facilitate your understanding of the need for the development of clinical governance as a framework for improving the safety and quality of healthcare in the UK and internationally. This module introduces you to the key concepts embedded in clinical governance and improvement practice. You will explore relevant policies and models related to clinical governance as well as differentiating between evidence-based practice and clinical effectiveness. You will also examine the different approaches to determining levels of quality in health care and ways of developing improvements in practice. Through the module you will also investigate the importance of teamwork in delivering quality person-centred care.
Contemporary Human Resource Management
This module gives an overview of key HRM activities within organisations, and insight into contemporary themes and issues. It will equip a general manager with a critical understanding of the contribution that HRM processes (as undertaken by all managers, not confined to HR specialists) can make to the achievement of organisational objectives.
Healthcare Management Project
You will undertake a negotiated employment focussed project with an explicit link to your working environment, allowing real-world learning. Central to your learning is the application of knowledge and skills to developing appropriate solutions to work related issues / challenges / problems. With your line manager you will develop a learning agreement to underpin your work-related project and to achieve this you will develop skills in negotiation and as well as undertaking and presenting a project that is of benefit to the organisation as well as your own professional development.
Leadership Finance for Effective Services Delivery
This module will enable you to explore the social, political and personal context of leadership theory. In requiring you to critical examine and challenge or defend your leadership style it will also encourage self-examination of leadership style and the impact of leadership on followers.
Face-to-face intensive lecture sessions with an online component.
Examinations, assignments, projects.
Graduation Requirements and Awards
To graduate, a student must complete and pass a total of 6 modules and a Healthcare Management project to be awarded the Master of Science in Healthcare Management conferred by Edinburgh Napier University.
Local students must achieve an attendance of 75% and international students must achieve an attendance of 90% in any month of the course.