Our modules are specifically built to help you achieve long-term success in healthcare roles. You will undertake rigorous self-development that will help cultivate a lasting appreciation about the importance of lifelong learning.
Self as Leader (30 credits)
This introductory module contains two core themes – self-awareness and leadership theory - that will equip you with the knowledge needed to thoughtfully engage with the rest of the course material.
During this module, you will learn how to identify your traits, leadership activities, strengths, and weaknesses and place them within a theoretical framework.
You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the value of leadership theories and frameworks and how these can be used to inform continuing professional and personal development.
Supporting Change, Innovation, and Problem-Solving (30 credits)
Gain a critical understanding of the nature of and relationships between problem-solving, innovation, and change in the context of healthcare.
You will be challenged with exploring and critically debating the way in which problem-solving and innovation may be harnessed and promoted to support organisational change, whilst maintaining awareness of the impact of change upon individuals and teams.
The module will help you learn how to compare a range of theoretical perspectives related to the nature and process of innovation and problem-solving, and how to critically evaluate the effectiveness of strategies to promote and implement change.
Promoting Quality and Safety in Healthcare (30 credits)
Explore the proficiencies required for leaders to enhance organisational effectiveness in order to improve the quality of care delivery and maximise patient safety.
Your studies will help build a necessary theoretical foundation (such as understanding quality improvement frameworks and human factors), whilst also demonstrating the importance of research by focusing on evidence-based models of best practice.
Global Perspectives on Healthcare Policy (30 credits)
On this module, you will develop the ability to explore your leadership activities and responsibilities within a policy context.
By building your understanding of how policy is developed at the macro, meso, and micro level, you will be better positioned to recognise the external drivers that influence and shape organisational priorities and clinical practice.
Your lessons will compare policy and structures from across the globe, providing you with a truly international perspective on healthcare delivery.
Capstone Project (60 credits)
The Capstone Project provides you with the chance to demonstrate the integration and application of your learning throughout the programme through a self-designed project.
Your Healthcare Leadership project will highlight your creativity, analytical skills, and overall academic excellence by completing a service improvement, personal development activity or academic exercise in a real-world setting.
This presents a valuable opportunity to explore a topic of interest in-depth – such as identifying a specific challenge at your workplace to analyse and address.
We also offer a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) and Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Healthcare Leadership for applicants who may not feel ready to commit to a full Masters.
The PgCert is made up of two of the 30-credit modules outlined above – ‘Self as Leader’ and ‘Supporting Change, Innovation, and Problem-Solving’. The PgDip requires completion of all four 30-credit modules.
Students undertaking the PgCert or PgDip can choose to transfer onto the full MSc should they wish to do so, following the successful completion of their studies. Get in touch with our Course Adviser team on +44 (0)1482 235569 for more information.