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Transforming and Leading in Health Care - Module / MSc / PgDip

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This Masters (MSc) Transforming and Leading Health Care is designed as a multidisciplinary programme for professionals and managers leading across both health and can be accessed as a purely on line course or as blended delivery. 

  • Level Postgraduate Taught
  • Study mode Part Time/Full Time
  • Location City South
  • Award Module / MSc / PgDip
  • Start date January 2023, April 2023
  • Fees View course fees
  • School School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Faculty Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

Overview

This Masters (MSc) Transforming and Leading Health Care is designed as a multidisciplinary programme for professionals and managers leading across both health and can be accessed as a purely on line course or as blended delivery. 

This course is open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

As health care provision becomes increasingly complex, with greater demand for services and more people with multiple long term conditions plus the shortages of skilled professionals, there is a growing importance on how health care components (workforce/politics/economics/ accreditation) need to improve and transform. Most health systems globally are under sustained financial constraint and rising consumer expectation.

The need to redesign systems is becoming increasingly important. A crucial part of this for health care leaders includes how to manage yourself, and others, and how to use these skills as the basis for continually managing challenges and improvements in health care systems.  Leading and managing health services can seem increasingly challenging in a rapidly changing and multicomplex environment, which attracts continual media interest and attention. It is underpinned by a plethora of legislation, guidance and governance which can often leave professionals both bewildered and overwhelmed as inspections and demands of services and organisations continues to increase.  

The overall aim of this programme is for you to continue to develop yourself and your leadership and management skills, by understanding and reflect on how people and team’s behaviours and this affects organisations development and ability to improve. The program then explores global health lessons and the relevance to your everyday practice. The programme will develop your research and leadership skills to enhance your critical thinking in both areas.

Why Choose Us?

  • Highly experienced lecturers that presently work across many different industries/sectors 
  • A unique range of topics that can be applied to your work environment
  • A flexible approach to how the student combines modules
  • A good preparation for many roles in the healthcare sector
  • Attending this programme gives you access to a specialised network of professionals

Studying with us during the Covid-19 pandemic

The University has put in place measures in response to Covid-19 to allow us to safely deliver our courses. Should the impact of the pandemic continue in future years, any additional or alternative arrangements put in place by the University will be in accordance with the latest government public health advice, health and safety legislation, and the terms and conditions of the student contract.

Open Days

Our next Postgraduate Open Day will be an online event. Booking isn’t open yet. Register your interest below and we’ll email you as soon as booking goes live.

Next Open Day: Wednesday 25 January 2023

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Entry Requirements

UK students
Essential

All students must be working in an appropriate environment in order to fully engage with the chosen modules.

Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent or a 60 credit Level 6 award in an appropriate subject area.

Or

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a relevant healthcare area and evidence of successfully completed Level 6 study within the preceding 2 years.

Or

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a relevant healthcare area and submit a 2000-3000 discursive essay. This will be marked at Level 6 and will need to meet the pass mark of 40% in order for an offer to be made. The essay title and further information will be sent to eligible students on application.

Additional information for EU/international students:
Essential

A certified IELTS score of 6 with no element below 5.5 or equivalent.

Fees & How to Apply

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  • UK Student
  • International Student

UK students

Annual and modular tuition fees shown are applicable to the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation (capped at 5%) or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: Module

Starting: Jan 2023

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Part Time
  • 20 weeks (Blended Learning)
  • £756 per 20 credit module
  • Part Time
  • 20 weeks (Distance Learning)
  • £756 per 20 credit module

Award: Module

Starting: Apr 2023

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Part Time
  • 20 weeks (Blended Learning)
  • £756 per 20 credit module
  • Part Time
  • 20 weeks (Distance Learning)
  • £756 per 20 credit module

Award: MSc

Starting: Jan 2023

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Full Time
  • 18 months (Blended Learning)
  • £756 per 20 credit module
  • Full Time
  • 18 months (Distance Learning)
  • £756 per 20 credit module
  • Part Time
  • 2 years (Blended Learning)
  • £756 per 20 credit module
  • Part Time
  • 2 years (Distance Learning)
  • £756 per 20 credit module

Award: PgDip

Starting: Jan 2023

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Full Time
  • 1 year (Blended Learning)
  • £756 per 20 credit module
  • Full Time
  • 1 year (Distance Learning)
  • £756 per 20 credit module
  • Part Time
  • 2 years (Blended Learning)
  • £756 per 20 credit module
  • Part Time
  • 2 years (Distance Learning)
  • £756 per 20 credit module

International students

Annual and modular tuition fees shown are applicable to the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation (capped at 5%) or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: MSc

Starting: Jan 2023

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Full Time
  • 18 months (Blended Learning)
  • £13,500 in 2022/23

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form and equal opportunities PDF form instead.

Access to computer equipment

You will require use of a laptop, and most students do prefer to have their own. However, you can borrow a laptop from the university or use one of our shared computer rooms.

Printing

You will receive £5 print credit in each year of your course, available after enrolment.

Field trips

All essential field trips and associated travel costs will be included in your course fees.

Access to Microsoft Office 365

Every student at the University can download a free copy of Microsoft Office 365 to use whilst at university and for 18 months after graduation.

Key Software

You will be able to download SPSS and Nvivo to your home computer to support with your studies and research.

Key subscriptions

Subscriptions to key journals and websites are available through our library.

Free access to Rosetta Stone

All students can sign up to the online learning language platform for free through the Graduate+ scheme.

Excess printing (optional)

Once you have spent your £5 credit, additional printing on campus costs from 5p per sheet.

Books (optional)

All module key texts will be in the University library, but in limited numbers. You may choose to purchase a copy.

Subscriptions (optional)

You may wish to purchase subscriptions to additional journals and websites.

Memberships (optional)

You may wish to join a union or professional body related to this course.

Accommodation and living costs

The cost of accommodation and other living costs are not included within your course fees. More information on the cost of accommodation can be found in our accommodation pages.

Online Learning

The online programme is ideal if you are living far away from our campus, whether in the UK or internationally, and don’t want to learn by coming onto campus. You will access your module content learning, tutorials and personal tutor support remotely.

Blended Learning

If you are a UK or International student living near to our City South campus, and would like to attend face-to-face tutorials and personal tutor support on campus, then you can choose the blended learning option; your module content learning will remain online.

Personal statement

Students are required to submit a personal statement as part of their application for this course.

Your postgraduate personal statement is going to shine a light on your personal experience, academic success, personal skills and any other factors that will support your application for further study.

Here are the key areas you’ll need to address:

Your passion and motivations

Studying a postgraduate course usually means you want to specialise in something. So what’s driving you?

Why this course?

Show that you’ve researched the course offering. What is it about this particular course that appeals to you? Is it the lecturers? The modules? Etc.

What makes you a good postgraduate candidate?

Tutors want to know that you can handle postgraduate study, so show them how your undergraduate experiences or work life has equipped you for a more advanced level of study. Key areas to address are research and group work but this can vary depending on your chosen course.

Relevant academic or work experience

Add anything relevant that relates back to your chosen course and shows how your skills will contribute towards your learning. What extra-curricular activities have you taken part in? What awards have you won? What employment or voluntary experience do you have that has helped you develop transferable skills? How do these specifically relate to the course you are applying for?

You should also mention your future plans and how a postgraduate qualification fits in. Try to look beyond your postgraduate study – do you plan to jump straight into a specific career or follow your studies with a research degree? Lastly, use plain, professional English and, where possible, utilise the language of your chosen industry.

Get more information on writing personal statements.

Course in Depth

Level 7

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 180 credits):

Understanding Personality, Potential and Performance for Individuals, Teams and Organisations 20 credits

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How you will learn

This is a very interactive course that will combine academic theory with best practice. You will be asked to explore behaviours and emotions, innovation and improvements and use research and management skills to reflect on how you can contribute positively to an organisations climate and culture. 

Blended Learning

If you are a UK or International student living near to our City South campus, and would like to attend face-to-face tutorials and personal tutor support on campus, then you can choose the blended learning option; your module content learning will remain online.

Online Learning

The online programme is ideal if you are living far away from our campus, whether in the UK or internationally, and don’t want to learn by coming onto campus. You will access your module content learning, tutorials and personal tutor support remotely.

Employability

Employability

This programme equips you with enhanced knowledge in; interpersonal and managerial skills and health care improvement and policy, which contributes positively to employability within areas of health care.

Promotes enterprising, professional, work-ready and creative problem solvers, wiling to respond to change and manage it effectively within health care.

International

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Facilities & Staff

 

Our Facilities

Our School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at our City South campus in leafy Edgbaston.

We’ve spent £41million expanding our facilities at City South. These facilities offer hands-on practical experience, replicating the spaces you will come across in professional practice.

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that you learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. Alongside physical spaces such as a mock operating theatre and wards, we also make use of online and virtual technology, such as our virtual ward and virtual case creator.

See more of our skills facilities at City South

Centre for Skills and Simulation

The Centre for Skills and Simulation offers a range of different spaces which replicate situations that you will encounter in practice. These include hospital wards, an operating theatre and a home environment room.

Our mock wards enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement. The hospital wards can be adapted from low care to high dependency care environment with the necessary monitoring equipment.

The home environment room is the perfect space for teaching communications skills and allows us to simulate a community setting for our students. It is particularly useful for mental health nurses, learning disability nurses and midwives.

Simulation Manikins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and simulation babies (SIM babies) which are anatomically correct manikins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills. The manikins contain software which replicates real symptoms, and can manipulate indicators such as blood pressure, pulse and heart rate for extra realism. SIM man can even ‘talk’ to the students as they are treating him, to add another dimension to learning.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building has two open-access IT Suites which offer PCs, printers, photocopiers and scanners. There is also an IT Helpdesk for quick and easy help with your computing or internet issues.

Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

In addition to desktop PCs, we also offer a laptop loan facility, allowing students to borrow a laptop for up to six hours while on campus.

Our staff

Helen Cope

Course Leader for MSc Transforming and Leading in Healthcare

Helen has spent 25 years as a consultant running her own business, helping healthcare and private sector organisations nationally and internationally improve their practice and innovate. She has an HR and Organisational Development background and is a keen advocate of change. Focused on effective, engaging and innovative teaching, Helen...

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