Leadership in Healthcare MSc - 2018/9

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Leadership in Healthcare

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Leadership in Healthcare
PGCert Leadership in Healthcare

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Part-time PTA61113 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

N600

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Health Studies

Other internal and / or external reference points

NHS Leadership Academy - Healthcare Leadership model.

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

HUGHES KD Mrs (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec

14/11/2018

Educational aims of the programme

  • Enable appropriately qualified health and social care professionals to develop higher level leadership skills in a variety of settings (PG Cert)
  • Provide a stimulating and conducive learning context in which to develop new knowledge, skills and understanding of contemporary policy, practice and theoretical perspectives for leadership in healthcare and its application to practice (PG Cert)
  • Enable learners to develop their leadership knowledge and skills in order to contribute to the continuous development of leadership within their area of practice (PG Dip)
  • Facilitate the learner to evaluate the evidence base underpinning leadership and identify areas that would benefit from further research (PG Dip)
  • Stimulate the development of the knowledge and skills required in order to transform services and facilitate necessary change (PG Dip)
  • Expedite learners┬┐ understanding and development of the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil strategic leadership roles within healthcare (PG Dip)
  • Enable learners to develop their leadership knowledge and skills in order to contribute to the continuous development of leadership within their area of practice (MSc)
  • Facilitate the learner to evaluate the evidence base underpinning leadership and identify areas that would benefit from further research (MSc)
  • Stimulate the development of the knowledge and skills required in order to transform services and facilitate necessary change (MSc)
  • Expedite learners┬┐ understanding and development of the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil strategic leadership roles within healthcare (MSc)

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Explore the conceptual models, theories and frameworks that support strategic leadership in healthcare K PGCert
Consider strategies that will enhance the quality of leadership in healthcare K PGCert
Analyse and evaluate strategies to enhance leadership and management approaches in healthcare C PGCert
Be self-directed and autonomous through research and enquiry to generate a deeper understanding of leadership C PGCert
Critically explore the effectiveness of leadership theories through the synthesis of innovative approaches C PGCert
Be cognisant of the complexities of strategic leadership and management in healthcare C PGCert
Develop creative and innovative leadership strategies to support the development and delivery of healthcare P PGCert
Plan, facilitate and evaluate leadership strategies through conceptual, critical thinking and enquiry P PGCert
Utilise a range of resources to effectively manage development of self and others P PGCert
Make effective judgements about issues in leadership through accessing and analysing relevant data P PGCert
Engage creatively in participative learning techniques, i.e. Problem-based / enquiry-based / action learning, enabling sound judgements to be made in complex and unpredictable situations T PGCert
Adopt a critical reflexive stance towards their own leadership and management practice and its development T PGCert
Work collaboratively with colleagues, through team work and leadership, to ensure that resources are managed responsibly T PGCert
Become autonomous, utilising professionalism to all aspects of their role whilst effectively communicating and working in partnership with colleagues from a range of disciplines to explore issues in effective leadership T PGCert
Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the conceptual models, theories and frameworks that support leadership and management in healthcare K PGDip
Utilise in depth knowledge and critical appraisal skills through research evaluation K PGDip
Identify the need for change and plan effective change management strategies K PGDip
Analyse and evaluate approaches to leadership and management in order to facilitate the delivery of high quality healthcare. C PGDip
Critically appraise leadership through systematic review in order to deliver evidence based learning and identify areas for further research C PGDip
Design creative and innovative audit activities to enhance the development and delivery of healthcare P PGDip
Demonstrate self-direction and originality in dealing with leadership and management issues P PGDip
Demonstrate originality in the application of research knowledge and skills to enhance leadership and management in healthcare settings P PGDip
Show critical awareness of current issues much of which is at the forefront of their academic or professional discipline T PGDip
Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge of research methodology in order to create and interpret knowledge in leadership and management K MSc
Design and undertake an investigation of systematically identified leadership concepts using appropriate theoretical and methodological frameworks C MSc
Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data and communicate their conclusions clearly P MSc
Communicate effectively and competently in a professional or academic arena giving clear evidence based and duly considered information T MSc
Initiate change and practice development, engaging with others to facilitate the professional advancement of self and others T MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over three to five years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7*. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ level 6.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Optional modules for Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Students must choose one optional module. Information on CPD modules can be found at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/healthsciences/professional-development/cpd-modules.htm

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.