Part time 12 Month(s)
This course allows you to explore how to make better use of research and innovation to improve ways in which healthcare is organised and delivered for patient benefit.
It is a work-based course, requiring you to identify and implement service improvement projects in your own work context.
The course is designed to focus on key concepts:
Students may also make a claim (APL) to gain credits for exemption from some modules.
Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.
Director of Studies: Jan Metcalfe
Duration: The duration of this part-time course is flexible as it is offered on a modular basis
Entry requirements: Applicants working in a health care context. Usually three years’ work experience (clinical or nonclinical), which allows for the scope to undertake innovation and improvement projects. All applications require employer/stakeholder support. For the PgDip/MA a PgCert in Innovation and Improvement Science is required. You may also make a claim (APL) to gain credits for exemption from some modules
IELTS: At least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply)
Assessment: Coursework, including learning contracts, project proposals, reports, reflective commentary, and oral presentation
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
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If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years
of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are
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