Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management is designed to enable learners to develop
- A sound understanding of policy,
- Management theory, and
- Practice in health and social care.
PgD in Health and Social Care Management is for experienced managers and leaders working in the sector of health or social care within the public, private and volunteer, or independent sectors in the UK and abroad. It provides learners with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals, services users and policymakers in the United Kingdom today. It will create knowledge and skills in individuals so that they can work as an effective manager or leader in the hospital or health / social care organisation. It combines both theoretical and practical knowledge in health and social care.
At the end of the course, a graduate is expected to be able to:
- Develop managerial skills to manage quality in health and social care sector.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the health and social care organisations and their management system.
- Manage budget and perform financial analysis to the health and social care organisations for effective decision making.
- Manage complex issues in the organisation to improve management practice.
- Perform environmental analysis for strategic marketing decision making to implement the strategy.
- Manage team performance for the quality of service delivery in health and social care organisation.
- Understand advanced economic literature on the demand and supply of health care.
- Critically review the role of agencies and healthcare organisations in the promotion of health programmes globally.
- Understand strategic human resource techniques and tools to manage employees’ performance.
- Create an understanding to identify a research question and to apply advanced research techniques and tools to create new literature on health and social care sector.
The overall structure of Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management is based on eight modules that cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. Each module is equivalent to 15 credits and at the end of the course, learners will be able to achieve 120 credits.
Module 1: Managing Service Delivery in Health and Social Care
In this unit, learners will be able to learn effective management and leadership skills for efficient and effective service delivery in the health and social care organisations. You will learn how to plan, organise, control, manage and check techniques for good service delivery.
Module 2: Managing Finance in Health and Social Care
Students explore key concepts and frameworks for accounting and finance and learn how to interpret the company's financial reports. Students will also become familiar with financial statements, budgets and data as well as financial and non-financial performance indicators. These highly applicable techniques can be used to drive company success.
Module 3: Managing Enterprise in Health and Social Care
This unit aims to develop learner knowledge of the processes and behaviours involved in developing enterprise in health and social care administration from various perspectives informed by theory, research and professional practice.
Module 4: Strategic Marketing for Health and Social Care
This unit aims to develop a strategic marketing focus and link it to the strategy process within in health and social care organisations.
Module 5: The Economics of Health Care
The aim of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of issues especially microeconomics analysis of health care. Learners will be able to understand principles and applications of the world economy, the cost-benefit literature, welfare economics and public finance, consumer theory and industrial economics. It aims to establish a critical awareness of the integration of theory, data, and analysis in relation to health care economics.
Module 6: Strategic Management and Change
Healthcare has continued to experience significant environmental change including technological breakthroughs in gene research and therapy and bioengineering, economic and competitive pressure that have altered the industry. This unit aims to explore strategic management tools to manage health care organisations in the dynamic and changing environment.
Module 7: Research Methods for Managers
In this module, you will be able to develop a critical understanding of the different assumptions underlying research into the health or social sciences and the nature and status of research methodology and at the end, you understand how to write a research report by data collection, analysis, conclusions and presentation of data.
Module 8: Managing Quality through Human Resource Management
Health and social care organisations today face unprecedented challenges. These challenges are obliging organisations to redesign their internal structures and policies. New people management strategies are at the centre of these organisational changes. This course examines the character of these people management strategies in modern organisations.
Module 9: Strategic Project Management for Managers
This unit will develop strategic decision making for learners in the health and social care sector to drive the value of the organisation from the execution of strategy through strategic projects.
Qualification Credits and Duration
Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management can be achieved in 6 to 12 months and learners will achieve 120 credits.
How will you study?
Our learning portal will be available to you study 24/7. You can use your Desktop Computer, Laptop, Mobile or Tablet anytime in a flexible way to study entirely online.
Assessment methods include only assignments. There is no exam in this course. You will be required to submit an assignment of each unit within rules and regulations to pass the unit and to achieve unit credits.
Results and Certificate
Learners must complete eight units successfully and achieve 120 credits before the qualification certificate and final transcript will be issued by the awarding body, EBMA.
Can I pay via Instalments?
Yes, you can pay via instalments. We offer £165/month fr six months.
Who is this course for?
Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management is useful for individuals from all over the world who are already on job for personal and professional development or re-entering employment after a period of absence in the health management, health or social care and for those who are seeking a career change in the health or social care sector. Most individuals in this course are working professionally in managerial positions. This course is extremely suitable for senior managers and leaders in the same sector.
We expect learners to have sufficient work experience or the previous level qualification to enrol in this course.
Career paths of Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management
Most of students in this qualification are working professionals such as those who manage and lead small or medium sized care homes or work in the hospital or National health service. They study this qualification for professional development. Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management enhances learners' professional practice in their area of responsibilities, research, administration, management and leadership skills and also enable you to study a Doctorate Degree with us with research theme in Health/Social care or help you to get into employment/career change in an associated profession.
Double Certification and University Progression
EBMA Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management holders can claim an additional Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management, awarded by OTHM, subject to registration with OTHM.
Holders of Qualifications are eligible for MSC in Heath and Social Care Management Top Up.