Post Graduate Diploma in Health Care Management – PGDHCM
This module aims at developing the skills required to carry out research on a business related project or issue and analyse and report the results of the research. Students undertaking this module are normally required to complete a management research project closely based upon the research proposal. It should have a strong conceptual or theoretical component. It may be of a problem solving nature. The project may involve fieldwork, desk-based research, or a combination of both.
1. Be able to develop an appropriate research question for a business research project
2. Be able to develop a research proposal
3. Be able to undertake a literature review
4. Be able to use data and information collection and analysis techniques
5. Be able to present research with conclusions and make recommendations based on the research carried out
This module introduces the key concepts and tools required by non-financial managers for dealing with the financial aspects of their operations. Students will acquire skills and techniques to analyse and control finance in a public sector environment, and also gain understanding of accountability for public sector finance.
1. Understand accountability in the context of public sector finance
2. Understand how to use financial information for decision-making and control
3. Understand how to manage a public sector tender process
The philosophy of this module is that of transferable learning, based on the principle of reciprocal exchanges between countries regardless of their different stages of national development.
Students will explore the international context for healthcare policy and organisation of healthcare. They will discuss contemporary issues and promotion of public health. The module is also designed to present information about the political, social and cultural issues that help to determine healthcare policy so that students are able to critically assess the policies and practice in one specific context.
1. Understand healthcare policy formation in an international context
2. Understand the social and cultural context of healthcare
3. Understand healthcare provisioning
4. Understand the role of public health and health promotion in the provision of healthcare services
5. Understand contemporary issues in health and social care
The purpose of this module is to enable students to manage the process of innovation in an organisational setting and to implement supporting systems that enable continuous improvement.
1. Understand how to create a culture of continuous improvement
2. Be able to analyse opportunities for improvement of organisational activities
3. Be able to plan and lead change within an organisation
In this module students will develop skills and knowledge to create a vision and direction for an organisation or division within an organisation. The module is particularly useful for leadership in public service organisations and links with the NHS leadership framework.
1. Understand how to develop a vision for an organisation
2. Understand how to communicate the vision to stakeholders
3. Understand how to implement the vision and strategic direction within the organisation
This module introduces theories and concepts of strategic approaches in relation to healthcare organisations. Different forms of organisational behaviours in organisational effectiveness and efficiency are addressed as an integral part of management in relation to communication and project planning for healthcare leaders. Students will build their understanding of the importance of organisational form, culture, motivation, creativity and leadership.
1. Understand effective leadership behaviour theory and practice
2. Understand how organisational structures and culture impact the effectiveness of the organisation
3. Understand how the organisation can improve employee effectiveness to respond to business opportunities
4. Understand organisational decision making
This module examines traditional project management approaches to understand how they can best be applied to health informatics. A range of advanced techniques are introduced. Students will learn more about the process of identifying appropriate and feasible projects, and assessing, managing and controlling project risks. They will also learn how to manage, monitor and control a project, including project planning, project and team management, change management and conflict resolution.
1. Be able to analyse business objectives to identify feasible projects
2. Be able to design systems and plans for initiating, managing and controlling projects
3. Be able to organise and manage a project
Designed for leaders in clinical and nonclinical roles, this health care program presents leadership approaches for dramatically improving patient care. This module is aimed at developing the knowledge to successfully manage a programme of related projects and critically evaluate elements of the programme.
1. Be able to plan and agree on a programme of related projects that support the strategic plans of an organisation
2. Be able to lead a programme of related projects
3. Be able to evaluate a programme of related projects