Masters of Science in Healthcare Management

This innovative programme is for you if you are a graduate from a health or management background. You may also be in an administrative or management role or aspiring to such a role in the future. You will develop your knowledge and skills in ways that enhance your employability and career development.

The MSc Healthcare Management prepares you to function at a higher level in the complex world of health care delivery, within a broad international context. Learning, teaching and assessment methods focus on providing you with engaging and contemporary materials which link theory to practice and require you to take a critical perspective on both. Critical appraisal of culturally relevant health and social policy is used to facilitate students to achieve advanced levels of practice and influence decision making at local and strategic levels.

This MSc Healthcare Management programme is distinctive in that it offers modules from the Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences and the University’s Business School.

About Edinburgh Napier University

  • We create and support personalised learning and research opportunities that develop talent and solutions that really matter in today’s and tomorrow’s world.
  • 95.4% of our graduates in jobs or further study six months after graduating, we equip students for success in an increasingly competitive job market. (Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA))
  • Ranked top 100 amongst UK universities
    (The Guardian University League Tables 2015)

Course Duration

Full time: 16 months (3-hour lessons/day, 5 days/week)
Part time: 18 months (1-hour lessons/day, 1 days/week)
(Subject to class availability)

Course Structure

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.

Part Time Full Time
Year Trimester Year Trimester Module
1 Trimester 1 1 Trimester 1
  • International Health and Social Care or Contemporary Ethical and Professional Issues
  • Contemporary Human Resource Management
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
  • Leadership for Effective Service Delivery
  • Behaviour and Management in Organisations
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
  • Clinical Governance and Improvement Practice
  • Exploring Evidence to Improve Practice (Evidence-Based Practice)
2 Trimester 1 Healthcare Management Project
Trimester 2 2 Trimester 1  Healthcare Management Project (Continue)

Exit Awards

Modules Completed Award
3 Graduate Certificate
6 Graduate Diploma
All MSc Healthcare Management

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.

Course Learning Objectives

  • To provide students with sustainable healthcare Management strategies and leadership skills that will enable them to respond effectively in a rapidly changing health arena that is strongly influenced by market place demands, economics, and local, national and international health policies.
  • To support and challenge students in the development of their knowledge and skills to enable them to enter and / or continue more effectively in the professional practice of healthcare Management.
  • To engage students in the process of the practical application of their developing knowledge and skills in influencing increased effectiveness in their world of work.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to plan and conduct a Healthcare Management project leading to the completion of a professional project report.

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face intensive lecture sessions with an online component.

Course Commencement

May and September

Assessment Methodology

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.

Career Opportunities

  • Hospital administrator
  • Department or division director
  • Company president
  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief financial officer

Entry Requirement

  • Bachelor (Honours) Degree or equivalent.
  • If you do not possess an honours degree or equivalent, your application will be considered on an individual basis dependent upon sufficient relevant work experience.

English Requirement

Academic IELTS overall band of 6.0 with no element scores lower than 5.5 or equivalent

Notes: If you already possess a Master in Business Administration, you may be exempted from the two business modules.

  • Contemporary Human Resource Management
  • Behaviour and Management in Organisation

Application Fee (Non-Refundable and non-transferrable)

International student: S$600 (before GST)
Local student: S$50 (before GST)*

*Local student refers to Singaporeans/PRs/Employment Pass/Dependant pass holders

Course Fee

For local students: The Course fee is S$2,200 per module and S$6,600 for the Healthcare Management Project totalling S$19,800 for the entire programme (before GST).
For international students: S$19,800 (before GST).

Insurance Fees

  • Fee Protection Scheme***: Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Medical Insurance Fee****: Subject to prevailing market rate

***The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ paid fees.
****It is compulsory for all local and international students to purchase medical insurance which is valid throughout their course of studies with the CSM Academy International. Local students (Singaporeans, PRs & Non-student’s Pass holders) may opt-out for this scheme if they can provide the proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.

Note:

  • Payment of fees is in Singapore Dollars.
  • Payment method only by Cheque/ Nets/ Telegraphic Transfer

Local students

Step 1 – Fill up the following online forms:

  • Application Form – Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Step 2 – Attached the following documents:

  • A copy of passport-size photographs with white background
  • A copy of passport (must have at least 1 year validity for foreigners with valid pass) / NRIC (For Singaporean / PRs)
  • Notarised/Certified true copies of all your educational transcripts and completion certificates
  • Proof of English Proficiency; either IELTS/TOEFL score sheet or equivalent qualification (if applicable)
  • A copy of resume
  • Application fee (non-transferable and non-refundable):
  • Payment mode:
    • Via Paypal
    • Via Demand Draft / Cheque payable to “CSM Academy International Pte Ltd”; or by Telegraphic Transfer:
      • Account Name: CSM Academy International Pte Ltd
      • Company Address: 250 Sims Avenue #03-01 SPCS Building Singapore 387513
      • Account Number: 3183003044
      • Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited
      • Bank Address: Tanjong Pagar Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-37/40 Singapore 082001
      • Bank Code: 7375
      • Branch Code: 009
    • Note:All documents must certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.
      Please ensure that your application forms and documents reach us at least 2 months before course commencement.

Step 3 – Acceptance by the School
Upon receipt of your completed application, you will be notified of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks. Successful applicants will receive Letter of Acceptance via email and mail out the original copy to applicants.

Step 4: Offer Acceptance
If you decide to accept the offer, you will need to sign the Letter of Acceptance via email/post.

Step 5: Payment of Programme Fees
Upon receipt of your signed Letter of Acceptance, you will be required to bring the original certificates for verification and to sign the student contract and follow by course fee payment.

International Students

Step 1 – Fill up the following forms:

  • Application Form – Edinburgh Napier University, UK
  • Matriculation Form
  • ICA Form 16 and Form V36 (complete in English and duly signed by applicant)

Step 2 – Attach the following documents:

 

  • A copy of passport-size photographs with white background
  • A copy of passport (must have at least 1 year validity)
  • A copy of birth certificate
  • Notarised/Certified true copies of all your educational transcripts and completion certificates
  • Proof of English Proficiency; either IELTS/TOEFL score sheet or equivalent qualification (if applicable)
  • Resume or Letter from employer certifying period of employment (if applicable)
  • Bank balance to show a minimum of S$30,000 for students from visa-required countries (China, India etc)
  • Application fee (non-transferable and non-refundable):
  • Payment mode:
    • Via Paypal
    • Via Demand Draft / Cheque payable to “CSM Academy International Pte Ltd”; or by Telegraphic Transfer:
      • Account Name: CSM Academy International Pte Ltd
      • Company Address: 250 Sims Avenue #03-01 SPCS Building Singapore 387513
      • Account Number: 3183003044
      • Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited
      • Bank Address: Tanjong Pagar Blk 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-37/40 Singapore 082001
      • Bank Code: 7375
      • Branch Code: 009
    • Note:All documents must certified true copies of the original documents. If documents are not in English, official translations must be included.
      Please ensure that your application forms and documents reach us at least 2 months before course commencement.

Step 3 – Acceptance by the School
Upon receipt of your completed application, you will be notified of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks. Successful applicants will receive Letter of Acceptance via email and mail out the original copy to applicants.

Step 4: Offer Acceptance
If you decide to accept the offer, you will need to sign the Letter of Acceptance via email/post. Alternatively, you may also submit the documents to CSM Academy’s recruitment partner in your country.

Step 5: Application of Student Pass
Upon receipt of your signed Letter of Acceptance, CSM Academy will proceed to submit your Student’s Pass application via SOLAR+ to Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). You will know of the outcome within 1 – 2 months.

Step 6: Payment of Programme Fees
Once your Student Pass application is approved-in-principle by ICA, you will be required to bring the original certificates for verification and to sign the student contract and follow by course fee payment. Do contact our Student & Industry Outreach Executive if you require student services on arrival such as airport pick-up, accommodation, medical check-up and more.

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    Jan, April, July, Sept (Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma)
    Jan, Sept (Bachelor, Master of Science in Nursing)
    May, Sept (Master of Science in Clinical Research / Healthcare Management)

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