Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Management

The global business environment is constantly evolving. This online Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Management will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to tackle leadership positions in complex, ever-changing organisations - without quitting your day job.

Subject to validation

Next intake: 2022 MarchKey Facts

Commitment
20 hours a week
Class Size
15 - 20
Application Deadline
14th February 2022
Course start date
Format
100% Online
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Our online Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Management is aimed at middle-managers who want to develop their understanding of management and enhance their professional potential.

It covers the key principles and practices of management and draws on real-life experience to provide you with meaningful insights into management theory and practice.

You will learn in a multidisciplinary group of professionals from around the world with a variety of different backgrounds. This will give you insights and knowledge across industries, allowing for a learning experience that applies to real-world scenarios and context.

Subject To Validation

This programme has not yet been validated by a University partner. We are accepting applications for this course on the basis that it will shortly be validated. Please note that all applications are subject to this validation being approved.



Subject to validation

Next intake: 2022 March Key Facts

Commitment
20 hours a week
Duration
12 months
Class Size
15 - 20
Application Deadline
14th February 2022
Course start date
Format
100% Online

Why Study with Learna

We have over 10 years’ experience delivering online courses, giving you access to flexible, affordable distance learning in partnership with world-leading educators.

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Value for money

Distance learning allows us to work with the worldwide industry-leading professionals.

Get a PgDip from £3,900 or an MSc from £7,500 - the most affordable courses of their kind in the UK.

Pay in instalments.

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Boost your career

Get a postgraduate qualification in just 1 calendar year instead of 2 academic years.

40% of our alumni reported an increase in salary 2 years after studying with us.

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Learning environment

Learn online. No fixed study times mean you can log in and learn whenever and wherever.

Multidisciplinary - study in a group of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

15:1 student tutor ratio. We have a 92% student satisfaction rate.

Who is this course for?

The online Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Management offers emerging/aspiring executives and senior managers with a scheme of study that develops their academic, critical, reflective and practical understanding of managing complex organisations in a rapidly evolving contemporary global business environment. Subsequently, the programme aims to develop students’ capacity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to help them develop their career and take up successful managerial and leadership positions in the future.

We like students who challenge the status quo, who wake up ambitious and love working with other professionals.

It will provide students with:

  • Contemporary knowledge and understanding of management theory and practice
  • Theoretical and applied perspectives
  • The ability to apply knowledge and skills in various organisations

How Will I Learn?

You will be supported throughout your studies by a committed team of internationally recognised educational experts.

Our courses are conducted entirely online through self-directed distance learning. You’ll receive guidance throughout your course with tutor-stimulated academic discussions, which are based on clinically-rich case scenarios.

These usually occur within groups of 10-20 students, allowing you to clearly communicate with both your tutor and fellow students.

Curriculum

The online Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Management will be formed of six 20 credit modules over 12 months. Allowig you to study a variety of interesting and relevant topics.

Module Aims
The module aims to introduce students to the principles and practices of marketing. It engages students in the selection and application of relevant marketing theories, conceptual tools and models to assist them in interpreting and solving marketing problems and presenting novel applications of marketing to improve the organisation's value propositions. Primarily it seeks to develop students’ capabilities to effectively direct and manage an organisation's marketing function.

Module Summary

  • Understanding marketing management
  • Developing marketing strategies and plans
  • Creating customer value, satisfaction, and loyalty
  • Analysing consumer and business markets
  • Identifying market segments and targets
  • Creating brand equity and Crafting the brand positioning
  • Marketing through the life cycle
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Relationships loyalty and co-creation
  • Service dominant logic
  • Management of the original and extended marketing mix

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate an organisation's management of its marketing function and develop informed plans to improve it.
  2. Critically reflect upon the application of rapidly emerging marketing practices by various organisations.

Module Aims
The aim of the module is to introduce you to the nature and functioning of organisations and the behaviour of individuals and groups within them. It seeks to encourage you to use this knowledge to inform and improve your leadership and management skills and practices.

Module Summary

  • The individual at work
  • Motivation, satisfaction and productivity
  • Group behaviour and leadership
  • Power, authority and conflict in organisations
  • Organisational structure and design
  • Organisational culture
  • Organisational change
  • Wellbeing
  • Employee engagement

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate relevant theories and empirical evidence relating to organisational behaviour.
  2. Critically appraise and evaluate different strategies for management and leadership.

Module Aims
This module aims to develop your understanding and interpretation of sound financial management to almost all business decisions in order to understand the impact of this function on the principles and practices of executive management decision making.

Module Summary

  • The terminology of accounting and the structure and content of the main financial statements used by business organisations.
  • The role and use of different financial statements
  • The use of management accounting techniques for business planning and decision making.
  • Sources of business finance and the role of financial information in the financing of a business.
  • Business budgeting and budgetary control
  • The use of investment appraisal techniques in retail management

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate, present and prepare financial information in a clear accurate way.
  2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the use of financial information for management decision making and control.

Module Aims
The module aims to develop your understanding and application of the principles, practices, models and tools called upon to ensure a holistic, responsible approach to strategic management. It engages students in the selection and application of relevant conceptual tools and models to assist them in interpreting both the business environment and the organisation's resource base to solve problems and presenting novel, sustainable business level strategies.

Module Summary

  • Strategic management philosophies and schools of thought
  • Business Environment Analysis
  • Competitive positioning / rivalry
  • Core Competencies / Resource Based Strategies
  • Generic Business Strategies
  • Strategies for growth / sustainability
  • Stakeholder engagement / positioning
  • Value chain analysis
  • Strategic Change

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate an organisation's management of its approach to strategic function and develop informed plans to improve it.
  2. Diagnose strategic opportunities or problems and critically evaluate strategic choices and viable strategic options to assist them.

Module aims
This module aims to develop students’ critical understanding of sustainable business issues and how they can be managed, promoted and developed in a business context.

It also aims to develop a critical awareness of corporate responsibility and ethical business and organisational practice.

Module Summary

  • Environmental orientation and the three main goals of sustainable development; Social, economic and environmental goals.
  • Areas of activity for sustainable business and the development of business strategies for sustainability with reference to sufficiency, consistency and efficiency.
  • Transformation processes taking place during the exchange between business nature and society.
  • Operations management for sustainable production, energy and resource use and value chain analysis and operational process.
  • Sustainable consumption, the modern consumer and its impact on society and the wider environment.
  • Systems of legal regulatory, environmental and social norms and standards, the triple bottom line and how organisations report sustainability.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility; definitions, in practice, organisations responsibilities, governance and management of externality.
  • The business as a multi-purpose entity and stakeholder concept. General stakeholder spheres of influence, expectations and conflict and management action.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse stakeholder expectations and engagement together with the ethical challenges faced by modern organisations.
  2. Critically evaluate an organisation’s management of triple bottom line sustainability, corporate social responsibility and business ethics.

Module aims

  • To critically evaluate the evidence to enable the design, development and implementation of operating systems in organisations.
  • In depth understanding and ability to evaluate the effectiveness of operations management in the creation of value for an organisation.
  • Critical awareness and evaluation of production, supply and value chain.

Module Summary

  • Process Structures, tools and improvements
  • Capacity planning and utilization
  • Quality Management / continuous review
  • Lean systems
  • Supply chains
  • Value chains
  • Operation planning, scheduling and control

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

1.Critically evaluate business processes in service or manufacturing organisations.
2.Critically evaluate operation issues in the value addition process of an organisation.

Assessment Methods

There are three components of assessment to assess the learning outcomes of each taught module. These test different elements of learning including critical analysis, management skills, professional reflection and independent/community of practice based study.

Scenarios reflective of day-to-day work situations will be presented for students to consider and answer every week. Students critically discuss the concepts within their online group discussion forum facilitated throughout the module by their tutor and marked by them at the end of the module.

Students learn by finding relevant literature, reading and critically appraising it; discussing it within the discussion forum and applying it critically to real world examples and your own practice. The content of the scenario is based on the learning outcomes for the module.

The scenarios, reflective portfolio and the group work is carried on as the module progresses which ensures engagement throughout the module.

The reflective journal is used by students throughout each module to monitor personal progress. This is guided by weekly feedback from your tutor and is graded at the end of every module. The journal typically includes the following:

  • Initial expectations and reasons for taking the course.
  • Module and/or personal learning objectives.
  • Description of events, issues and learning points within current personal practice.
  • Change in every day practice due to knowledge gained on each module.
  • A description of what has been learned during the module.

At the beginning of each module, students are presented with a module assignment. The module activity may take the form of an individual piece of work, such as an essay on a relevant topic, or it may be a group activity such as the creation of a marketing plan.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements
Our digital doors are open to both local and international students from diverse educational and social backgrounds. We offer no international surcharge and believe having a multi-disciplinary and multi-national cohort is best for student development. Typically, applicants for the PgDip in Healthcare Management will:

  • Hold a minimum of a 2.1 degree
  • Possess a degree (i.e. a minimum of a 2.1) awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent
  • Have 3 years' management experience
  • Ability to communicate their ideas effectively - In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level and demonstrate the requisite professional knowledge.
  • Basic IT skills
    e.g. word-processing, email and internet will also be expected.
  • English Language

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
  • Duolingo online English test with 100 overall and 90 in each component.You will need to nominate Diploma MSc/Learna to recieve your results.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C or above
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B or above
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 51 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 17

Course Fees

Total Course Fees for UK & International Students for March 2022:
£4,980
Application deadline - 14th February 2022

Fee payments may be made via the following options:

DateInstalmentsUp-Front Payments
Deposit payable on acceptance†£830£830
1st May 2022£830£4,150
1st July 2022£830
1st September 2022£830
1st November 2022£830
1st January 2023£830

† Deposits are non-refundable

Why Learna

We have over 10 years’ experience delivering online courses, giving you access to flexible, affordable distance learning in partnership with world-leading educators.

Our courses are some of the most affordable of their kind, providing value for money without compromising on quality. We also don't apply an international surcharge. No fixed timetable means you can log in & learn on the go, at your convenience.

Being totally online means we can select the very best tutors and resource editors, no matter where they’re located.

Connect with multidisciplinary people around the world to expand your insights & broaden your career prospects.

Our programmes produce 90% fewer emissions than campus-based learning.

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