MSc Global Healthcare Management 2021/22 entry

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Course code:

HLST207

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:

£10,400 | £15,450 (with professional experience)

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Faculty:

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences


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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

HLST207

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:

£16,600 | £18,950 (with professional experience)

Find out more

Faculty:

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

HLST207

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2021
January 2022

Fees:

£16,600 | £18,950 (with professional experience)

Find out more

Faculty:

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

The impetus for the MSc Global Healthcare Management course stems from recognition, nationally and internationally, of the unique challenges and complexities facing the next generation of managers and leaders.

The MSc Global Healthcare Management programme has been carefully designed, drawing on the expertise of health, social care and leadership and management from within Coventry University's School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health. It aims to support and give you the opportunity to enhance your personal/professional attributes, abilities to think creatively and the chance to apply entrepreneurial skills in leading the delivery of quality health and social care services so that you should be able to respond to global health challenges now and in the future.

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From short taster courses to postgraduate diplomas and certificates, and fully online degrees, the platform provides you with a seamless high-quality learning experience, on mobile, desktop and tablet. You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way, to fit in with your lifestyle.

Flexibility

Short 2-week learning blocks combined with a pay-as-you-go payment model

Value

Spread the cost with our flexible pay-as-you-go payment options

Employability

Earn a full Coventry University degree upon successful completion

Community

Truly international in scale, learn with over 8 million other users across the world

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The course includes the Global Professional Development module, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Please visit the CMI website for full details on the CMI accreditation.

Students who successfully complete the CMI module and meet the CMI evidence requirements will also gain a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management and a Level 7 award in Professional Consulting. This will enable you to apply for Chartered Manager status via the qualified route, once all CMI entry criteria have been met (please visit the CMI website for full details on the criteria to qualify as a Chartered Manager and applicable fees).

 

 

Coventry University’s accreditation with CMI is currently ongoing for the relevant modules, but is frequently reviewed and monitored by the CMI through their quality systems. If any changes occur with respect to our accreditation related to these modules, we will seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

This course includes the Professional Development module. Each of the participating postgraduate courses have an individually tailored version of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Professional Development module.

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Course information

The course has been designed for graduates in a clinical or health/social care related discipline who are interested in the management of health and social care from a global context, or those recruited to senior leader apprenticeship roles within the sector.

The course has been structured to allow you the chance to embrace and integrate knowledge and skills from the fields of health, social care, leadership and management, which can influence and impact the provision of future health and social care services across the globe. The part-time programme will usually be delivered across two years (six semesters) but can be undertaken for up to five years. All modules listed are mandatory.

You will study a range of modules that provide you with an opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of leadership and management, combined with examination of contemporary and global challenges within healthcare management.

You will be supported by a personal tutor throughout your studies and receive individual supervision whilst undertaking the Management Project (General) *.

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Principles of Leadership and Management

    This module offers you the opportunity to critically evaluate theoretical principles of leadership and management which can then be applied to future practice. The module covers leadership and management, personal effectiveness, management of resources, management of people and explores current literature.

  • Globalisation and Health

    This module explores how globalisation shapes the social determinants of people’s health and wellbeing. It encourages you to think about how the main drivers and dimensions of globalisation influence the occurrence, spread and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases at country, regional and global levels.

  • Managing and Planning Resources in Healthcare Organisations

    This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of management theory and practice in resource planning and decision-making. Resource management will be explored with an emphasis on the understanding and use of appropriate theories to explain the ways in which organisations respond to challenges in healthcare.

  • Leading in Complex Health Systems

    This module will give you the opportunity to demonstrate a critical understanding of the impact of culture, values and complexity on and within health and social care organisations and systems. You will have the opportunity to consider management theory, its critical application, and seek to understand the challenges of leading and managing complex systems and services and a highly professionalised workforce. You will have the opportunity to critically evaluate the impact on systems and organisations delivering services to patients and service users.

Overview

Modules

  • Evidence-Based Practice and Research Principles

    This module provides an overview of the key approaches to designing practice-based healthcare research. Considering the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of research, it aims to critically appraise different design and methodological approaches utilised in health, social sciences and related fields of practice.

  • Policy, Politics and Transforming Practice

    This module aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to analyse and influence the health policy process in the 21st century. You will have the opportunity to consider the different systems of government and the evolution of policy in differing political contexts. You will also have the chance to consider practical examples of the implementation of policy in specific contexts with a critical reading of the resulting tensions.

  • Global Professional Development

    Developed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute, the Global Professional Development Consultancy module offers you the chance to gain the practical leadership skills to be able to critically evaluate and develop solutions to complex business problems across all sectors. Please see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section for further information.

  • Management Project (General)

    This module enables you to explore your knowledge and understanding of leadership and management theory, with the opportunity to bring this into one independent, self-directed workplace project.

    The project will take the form of a business proposal which addresses an aspect of workplace practice. The aim is to produce a project that will not only benefit your workplace but allow you the opportunity to explore service redesign, current practice-based issues, policy implementation, and initiatives or innovations which will impact patient care.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • Offers the chance to explore leadership and management , specifically within the health sector.
  • Online, flexible study.
  • Course content crafted by experienced educational leaders.
  • Designed to provide highly practical learning experiences
  • Multiple start dates
  • 24/7 access to online learning material
  • Designed to provide varied and engaging assessments
  • Explore the complexities/new insights of healthcare systems and organisations across the globe, and the political, social, economic, cultural and ethical factors that impact them.
  • Opportunity to evaluate the effectiveness and sustainability of different models of healthcare delivery.
  • Explore relevant management and leadership theory and originality in its application to the issues faced within healthcare systems, organisations, teams and individuals.
  • Originality in the focus of relevant knowledge and consideration of the major challenges facing healthcare across the globe, as part of a management project. 
  • Explore transferable qualities needed for employment: initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations, independent learning abilities and commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Explore advanced abilities needed to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using a range of media.

Online study including tutorials, group discussions, engagement with reading materials and case studies.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which may vary depending upon the module.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include online exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

Knowledge and understanding

On successful completion of the programme, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Systems Thinking – encompassing a range of theories and tools to consider the complex economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological factors and their effects at local, national and international levels upon the effectiveness of systems.
  • Comparative studies – encompassing the characteristics and effectiveness of global healthcare systems and their diverse nature, funding, governance, operations and management culture, to build an understanding of comparative success.
  • Management – encompassing a range of management theories and tools to analyse practices for effective leadership and management of organisations, including theories, models, frameworks, tasks and roles of management. The rational analysis and other processes of decision making within organisations and in relation to the external context.
  • The critical evaluation of theory in relation to management and leadership practice, both in general terms and in the context of the functional specialism.
  • The principles of consultancy and theories and practices found in leadership.

Cognitive (thinking) skills

On successful completion of the programme, you should be able to:

  • Critically analyse, evaluate and interpret ideas and relevant literature and policies in relation to healthcare management from a global perspective.
  • Engage in originality and creativity in tackling and solving problems and decision making in relation to global healthcare contexts and systems.
  • Evaluate and prioritise information and knowledge.
  • Systematically conduct research on global healthcare management issues demonstrating abilities of critical analysis and synthesis.
  • Critically reflect on and evaluate practice and experience.

Practical skills

On successful completion of the programme, you should be able to:

  • Communicate and debate effectively, using a variety of media to persuade and influence others.
  • Collect relevant and appropriate data, analyse it and present findings.
  • Use ICT effectively to search for, retrieve and communicate relevant information in an appropriate form.
  • Participate in teamwork, demonstrating abilities of leadership and collaboration with others in order to solve problems and develop appropriate solutions.

Transferable skills

On successful completion of the programme, you should be able to demonstrate:

  • Personal capabilities: the skills of presentation, independent learning and self-management for life-long career development.
  • Interpersonal capabilities: advanced communication skills: the skills to communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
  • Interpersonal capabilities: - working with others: the ability to work positively as a member of a team and be a reflective practitioner in order to demonstrate self-awareness and confidence.
  • Vocational capabilities: the ability to appreciate the values, culture, structure and processes of work organisations relevant to their areas of study.
  • Numerical capabilities: the ability to interpret and present numerical data and apply a range of numerical techniques appropriate to the nature of the work you are likely to pursue.
  • Information technology capabilities: the ability to make confident use of computer-based systems, for textual, graphical and numerical information, appropriate to the nature of the work you are likely to pursue.
  • Innovative and problem-solving capabilities: the ability to apply transferable skills to the execution of individual and group projects involving the definition, analysis and resolution of complex problems.

Each 20 credit module will consist of around 200 hours activities. The activity time will be made up of a mixture of guided and self-guided study. Students will have access to an experienced team of tutors and lecturers who will support their studies. Each module will have dedicated online tutorials to support the learning.

 

Please refer to the University's webpages regarding our response to Covid-19, for UK students and for International students.

Entry Requirements

The course is designed for UK and international graduates and those without management experience, wishing to pursue leadership roles within healthcare, social care and third sector organisations.

There may be three points of entry in September, January and May, subject to demand and the following:

  • Applicants must normally be an Honours graduate of a clinical or health/social care related discipline with a 2:2 degree or above, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in an area related to the named award.
  • Applicants must provide a strong personal statement indicating their understanding of this subject, why they wish to study this course and how it will enhance their career development.

Portfolio

Applications from candidates who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered, but their degree and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the Course Director.

The course is designed for international, EU and UK graduates and those without management experience, wishing to pursue leadership roles within health care, social care and third sector organisations.

There may be three points of entry in September, January and May, subject to demand and the following:

  • Applicants must normally be an Honours graduate of a clinical or health/social care related discipline with a 2:2 degree or above, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in an area related to the named award.
  • Applicants must provide a strong personal statement indicating their understanding of this subject, why they wish to study this course and how it will enhance their career development.

Portfolio

Applications from candidates who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered, but their degree and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the Course Director.

English as a Foreign Language Applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS 7 overall with no component lower than 6.5 or an equivalent. Pre-Sessional English is available if required. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit in the coming years, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance amongst other things. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force from time to time.

The course is designed for international, EU and UK graduates and those without management experience, wishing to pursue leadership roles within health care, social care and third sector organisations.

There may be three points of entry in September, January and May, subject to demand and the following:

  • Applicants must normally be an Honours graduate of a clinical or health/social care related discipline with a 2:2 degree or above, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in an area related to the named award.
  • Applicants must provide a strong personal statement indicating their understanding of this subject, why they wish to study this course and how it will enhance their career development.

Portfolio

Applications from candidates who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered, but their degree and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the Course Director.

English as a Foreign Language English as a Foreign Language: Applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS 7 overall with no component lower than 6.5 or an equivalent. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

What our students say...

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Starts

Fee


September 2021

£10,400 | £15,450 (with professional experience) (per year)


January 2022

£10,400 | £15,450 (with professional experience) (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2021

£16,600 | £18,950 (with professional experience) (per year)


January 2022

£16,600 | £18,950 (with professional experience) (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2021

£16,600 | £18,950 (with professional experience) (per year)


January 2022

£16,600 | £18,950 (with professional experience) (per year)


This course may incur additional costs associated with any equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire.

For students commencing this course from September 2021, please note that the University’s and CU Group’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions will be updated for the 2021/2022 academic year. The updated Terms and Conditions will be sent to students in their offer letter and will be updated on the website.

Career prospects

Successfully completing a Global Healthcare Management MSc is an excellent way to build leadership and management capabilities for those wishing to pursue careers within healthcare, social care and third sector organisations.

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government's Graduate Immigration Route, which should enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

Where our graduates work

The learning and development demanded aims to give graduates the skills for senior-level employment, be it related to a discreet service department or hospital unit, private or publicly funded hospital or service or healthcare company.

It encourages students to develop the skill set for posts in, for example, local, regional, national or even international government policy-making bodies (for example professional bodies, ministries of health, World Health Organization), upon successful completion.

Opportunities within health-related industries, such as the pharmaceutical industry, may also be relevant for some graduates.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with Coventry University, a Student Contract will be formed between you and Coventry University. A copy of the student contract will be made available to you via the dedicated Admissions Teams, during the enquiry/application stage. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol with the University.

Postgraduate UK/EU students
The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, we may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

Postgraduate international students
The tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.