Semester 1 (October – January)
Module 1: Managing Organisations & People (10 ECTS)
Learn how organisations develop and function and how employees can be supported and motivated through the human resource management functions to produce their best work and develop themselves.
Module 2: Operations Management & Quality (10 ECTS)
Explore the nature of service provision and how operation management tools can be used to improve the quality of patient care, through process redesign.
Module 3: Evaluation, Measurement & Research (10 ECTS)
Evaluate the core concepts and principles of healthcare evaluation, measurement and research including frameworks, approaches, strategies and tools to support effective and efficient healthcare implementation and their application to your area of practice. Investigate the principles and requirements of evidence-based practice.
Semester 2 (February – May)
Module 4: Leadership & Strategic Management (10 ECTS)
Examine different approaches to leadership to determine your preferred leadership style. Learn how to design and implement strategy, using a wide variety of tools to understand the external environment and assess the internal strengths and weaknesses of your organisation.
Module 5: Quality & Risk Management (10 ECTS)
Examine the core evidence-based concepts and principles of healthcare quality, risk and patient safety through critical review of best practice frameworks, strategies and tools and their application to your area of practice.
Module 6: Managing Finance in Healthcare Organisations (10 ECTS)
Prepare, interpret and critically evaluate key financial statements. Investigate management accounting, with particular reference to costing and budgeting.
Semester 3 & 4 (September – May)
Action Research Project & Action Learning Sets (30 ECTS)
Lead a dynamic work-based organisational development change project throughout the second year of this Master’s programme. Use your learning from Year 1, in conjunction with Year 2 seminars dedicated to the leadership of change, to develop and direct your own change project. In collaboration with your work based manager you will select a project designed to produce benefits to your organisation, such as process improvements or resource restructuring, that are likely to result in substantial cost savings.
With the support of a dedicated Action Learning Set comprising a small group of fellow students you will lead the selected organisational development project within your own workplace setting. The Set will also support you to produce a dedicated project report with a reflective account based on your ongoing diary notes and a poster for display. You may also have the opportunity to produce an article about your project for publication within a quality management journal.
The second year of the programme is an exciting and beneficial opportunity for students dedicated to leading local healthcare change.