The course comprises an advanced course of study in the application of knowledge from the disciplines of management, health and social policy and research methodology to the rapidly changing world of health and social care.
The course is multidisciplinary, establishing a theoretical and research base from which to develop a critical understanding of current organisational, professional and political challenges. On entry to the course you will choose a pathway in research or management.
Each pathway consists of three core modules, one optional module anda dissertation. All taught modules attract 30 master’s level credits. You can expect to study the following modules:
Core modules: 30 credits
Research Designs in Health
Will develop a critical understanding of socio-political aspects of research, to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different research designs.
Health Policy and Strategy
Examines the broad UK health policy context within which professionals, patients and the public engage.
Provides you with the opportunity to examine a number of distinct and specialist topics that reflect key management issues in health.
Optional modules include:
Research Dilemmas and Strategies
Develops advanced and specialist knowledge in relation to research strategies and the philosophical assumptions underlying the use of different research methods
Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Management
Enables you to explore and analyse a range of topical issues in order to evaluate critically various management techniques.
Dissertation (60 credits):
Allows you to explore a topic of interest paying particular attention to methods and methodological issues
Allows you to explore a topic of interest which is relevant to healthcare management.