University of Birmingham
Leadership for Health Services Improvement
This programme responds to the contemporary political agenda by developing leadership skills within the context of improving health services; it explores the theory, principles and practice of leadership and organisational development in health-related organisations with exploration of key issues relating to clinical quality and performance, service improvement, and user choice and involvement; it includes a focus on personal development and action learning.
A good Honours degree (minimum 2:1) or an equivalent professional qualification; English language requirements may apply for international students; in addition to the normal requirements, applicants must be in employment in a health care-related organisation at the time of programme commencement.
The programme consists of taught modules and a dissertation; there are 5 compulsory modules: Managing quality and service improvement in health care; introduction to organisational development in health and social care; public and user involvement in health care; leadership in context; applied leadership learning.
The MSc dissertation is 10,000 words and worth 60 credits. It is a personally chosen and managed research project, undertaken over the duration of the programme with formal research training incorporated. To be eligible for postgraduate certification, candidates are normally expected to achieve passes on all required modules, although overall performance is taken into account where this is not achieved. A dissertation of pass standard is required for the award of the MSc. The pass mark is 50% and candidates gaining an overall average of between 60-69% and, where appropriate, a dissertation in this range, are awarded a 'pass with merit'. Those achieving an average score of 70% or more, and a dissertation mark in this range, where appropriate, are awarded a 'pass with distinction'.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 5,535 per Whole course (home fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 4,710 per Whole course (home fees)||2 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 4,710 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Edgbaston Campus||Birmingham||B15 2TU||West Midlands|
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