Online course details

UK/EU fee

£945 (2022/23)

International fee

£945 (2022/23)

Course level

Level 7

Course credits

20 credits

Next course date

29 May 2023

Duration

10 weeks

Delivery

Tutored online learning

Location

Online

Online course description

This module acknowledges the needs of those in current or developmental managerial roles in health and social care arenas or organisations (including the voluntary or independent sector) who wish to develop new management skills to enhance future Integrative Health and Social Care.

Most students who undertake this programme of study are already employed in practice and/or in management roles within the fields of health, social care, public, voluntary or community sector organisations.

The accumulation of knowledge and skills for managerial roles of the 21st century is a National and International challenge. Through this module students will gain the skills to lead quality and service improvements, understand the value of effective strategic management and develop skills in professional judgement and problem solving.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Critically examine management issues in health and social care practice
  2. Critically evaluate and demonstrate personal management skills
  3. Critically evaluate his/her own influence on changes/improvements through professional networks

Course content

  • People Management: Power Politics and Conflict
  • Process Management
  • Project Management: Commissioning, Procurement and Contracting for Care Services
  • Technology Management
  • Information Management Organisational structure
  • Financial Management: Financial skills for decision making: Introducing finance; budget monitoring
  • Change Management
  • Management theory
  • Innovative Problem Solving, Professional Judgement
  • Networking
  • Audit and Evaluation
  • Awareness of Law Ethics and Policy
  • Quality and Service Improvement
  • Complaints management and root cause analysis
  • Strategic Business and Service Planning
  • Social Networking for influence
  • Return on investment
  • Training needs analysis

Benefits

Offset course credits towards another qualification

Once you’ve completed this course you may be able to offset the 20 credits towards our online MSc Integrative Health and Social Care or the online Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care. This would reduce the number of modules you would need to study and the total cost of the course.

Fees and funding

2022/23 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2022 and August 2023.

UK/EU fee: £945

International fee: £945

About your fees

Prices are correct for the year of entry shown. These are subject to annual increase in subsequent academic years.

Course requirements

You will normally need the following:

  • A bachelors degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject, plus
  • Work experience in an appropriate subject area following on from your bachelors level qualification, plus
  • Current employment in an arena which will enable the achievement of the individual module learning outcomes eg voluntary, public, private, community, acute health and social care arenas

English language qualifications

If English is not your first language, or you have not successfully completed your highest level of qualification in English, you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following:

  • IELTS 7.0
  • TOEFL: 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based) or 100 (internet based)
  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 66
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Pass
  • London Tests of English: we accept level 4 for undergraduate courses
  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C
  • International GCSE English/English as a Second Language: Grade C

If you are unable to take an English Language Test locally, you may wish to consider our Derby English Language Test (DELT), which is an online test in two parts: reading and writing, and listening and speaking. Take a look at our Derby English Language test (DELT) page for full course details, online exam dates and how to book.

Documents to support your application

In order for your application to be assessed, you will need to provide the following documents when you apply:

  • Photo ID – this could be your passport or driving licence
  • Written reference supplied on headed paper from either a manager, supervisor, tutor or teacher
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts or a letter of testimony for previous qualifications*

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

  • Confirmation from the translator that it is an accurate translation of the original document
  • The date of the translation
  • The full name and signature of the translator, or an authorised official of the company
  • The translator’s contact details

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website.

Please note: failure to submit any documentation when requested, may result in your application being withdrawn.

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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For support with completing your application, view our guide to the application process.

Who will teach you

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Dr Alan Williams
Programme leader

Academic Lead for Nursing, Dr Alan Williams, commenced as Academic Lead for the Nursing and Perioperative Practice programmes in April 2019. Alan is a Registered Nurse (Adult and Mental Health) with over twenty years' experience in the NHS before becoming an academic.

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