00Our Educational Philosophy

Our Educational Philosophy


Our management and leadership programmes are similar to those of the best international business schools but tailored specifically for healthcare.  Although grounded in up-to-date academic research, our courses are flexible and practical. Our students learn to analyse complex organisational and managerial problems and deploy a broad range of management tools to identify and assess solutions.  We emphasise the practical application of learning.

Our faculty are experienced health professionals who blend up-to-date academic knowledge with a deep practical understanding of the health services.  We focus strongly on the characteristics and dynamics of multi-professional teams and the variety of disciplines represented on our programmes is a distinct asset in this regard.

Our programmes are grounded on the core principles of modern interactive adult learning.  In addition to lectures and tutorials, students participate actively in case studies, group projects, assignments and debates, and we provide a supportive atmosphere that fosters learning from experience, through reflection, dialogue, advocacy and enquiry.

Our programmes are participative and interactive.   We encourage and help individuals to develop themselves and their organisations.  The programmes are designed around individuals' needs and are underpinned by a coherent set of core principals.  We ensure quality by listening to our students, through ongoing research and development and through consultation and interaction with stakeholders in the healthcare system.

In addition to classroom teaching, our students are supported by a sophisticated online learning portal that provides a wide range of learning materials including academic papers, web links, presentations, podcasts, vodcasts and other communications forums.

Our MSc Programmes can be completed between a two to five year period.