MSc/PgDip/PgCert Leadership and Management for Healthcare Practice
- Part-time study available
- International students can apply
- NHS Funding and bursaries available
Students have gone on to make a significant impact on patient care through their application of enhanced leadership and management skills, qualities and attitudes that they have applied to an existing managerial role.
Once qualified, you will be in a fantastic position to apply for roles in management or change direction in order to move up the career ladder.
Studying on the course will place you in a strong position to take on a leadership role and to further progress your career within the field of health care management. Similarly the content of the course will assist you in providing quality care for patients and lead service improvement utilising recognised tools and techniques.
Students already studying on the course report how their leadership development went hand in hand with the work-based and work- related learning that they have undertaken. Students describe how their leadership skills have been enhanced through application of learning within their own organisation. Self assessment of their own role as leader has revealed an enhanced level of understanding about the context of the organisation, decision-making, strategy development and implementation. Furthermore they learnt how strategic planning is undertaken within their own organisations.
Students realised that networking with people who could assist them deal with a leadership situation was so important to their role that they then purposefully sought out individuals in order to establish relevant links. For others the networking activity increased the students’ confidence to seek out work-based relationships with people in the organisation that they would never have considered in the past.
Adele Doherty is a student on the MSC Leadership and Management Course who is currently undertaking her dissertation module. Adele has been working on a project as part of her dissertation to explore the knowledge, understanding and training needs of staff who care for people with dementia. She says:
"This project is turning into a real developmental opportunity at work. I am meeting a reporter from a local newspaper tomorrow to discuss dementia care and good practice - all very exciting! The MSc that is truly work based!”
This work-based learning course enables the student to contextualise learning within their own organisation and to:
- Apply new knowledge and skissl to work, at work, for work
- Utilise a contemporary leadership qualities framework to evidence knowledge, skills and leadership qualities
- Work through real-world leadership and management issues
- Develop knowledge and skills to support the increasing evidence based health culture care
Current students place great importance to the processes involved when work related, work-based learning is used to support leadership development. Elements of work-based learning include thinking and reflecting on work practices, reviewing and learning from experience, and problem-solving within a working environment. This in turn positively influenced leadership development whereby the students developed a conscious awareness of their role, skills, skill level and style of leadership that gets the best result.