The MSc Health Care Policy and Management, provides both theoretical frameworks and practical tools that can be applied to health systems in the UK and overseas, designed for senior managers, clinicians and policy makers working in or with health care organisations, or with an interest in developing their careers in this direction.
The normal entrance requirement is a good Honours degree (upper second-class or above), or an equivalent professional qualification and professional experience. However, appropriate career experience may be taken into account.
International students: We accept a range of qualifications from different countries
English language requirements: You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
The programme is designed for senior managers, clinicians and policy makers working in or with health care organisations, or with an interest in developing their careers in this direction.
The MSc programme is offered on a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2.5 year) basis, and consists of four compulsory modules, two optional modules and a dissertation.
The Postgraduate Diploma is offered on a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years) basis, and consists of four compulsory modules and two optional modules.
The Postgraduate Certificate is offered part-time over 1 year, and consists of two compulsory modules and one option.
Each module involves approximately 30 hours contact time. To aid those travelling from distance, modules are delivered in units (for example 5 consecutive days, or units of three and two consecutive days).
Specialisms and option modules:
HSMC offers the opportunity to graduate with a specialism in a specific area of Health Care Policy and Management. In order to gain a specialism you should use your option modules (two x 20 credits) to focus on one of the following themes:
Strategic Commissioning (Module Lead(s): Mark Exworthy; Yvonne Sawbridge), plus one of: Decision-making and Priority Setting (Module Lead(s): Iestyn Williams; Catherine Needham; Jenny Harlock) and Procurement and Market Management (Module Lead(s): Russell Mannion; Robin Miller)
Quality and Service Improvement:
Health Care Quality - Measuring and Assuring (Module Lead(s): Yvonne Sawbridge; Kerry Allen) and Health Care Quality: Improvement and Innovation (Module Lead(s): Iain Snelling; Ross Millar).
Integrated Care: Policy and Theory (Module Lead(s): Robin Miller; Catherine Mangan) and Integrated Care in Practice (Module Lead(s): Hilary Brown; Robin Miller).
Alternatively, participants can select any two of these as option modules. Particpants may also choose from a range of more than fifty other approved modules from the broader school, college and university. Choices are subject to approval by the Programme Director, taking into account module availability, timetabling considerations and demand/viability.
This programme is designed for senior managers, clinicians and policy makers who are already working in or with health care organisations, or who have an interest in developing their careers in this direction.
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