Southpoint Education International


MSc Health and Social Care

MSc Health and Social Care

Overview

If you are working in or aspiring to management or leadership positions within statutory and independent health and social care organisations then this course is for you.

The course will develop your knowledge and understanding of leadership, governance, management, audit and evaluation of health and social care services. These transferrable skills will help you to lead change, evaluate service delivery, implement quality initiatives and enhance your communication with stakeholders on these issues.

This course provides a foundation for career progression within the health and social care sector, and as a graduate from this course you will be in a position to lead change and improvement within health and social care practice and service delivery within your working environment.

Further, the theoretical nature of the course means that it is particularly suitable for those who may wish to pursue an academic career in the future. The academic skills and knowledge acquired from the theoretical modules with a further emphasis on research, data analysis skills and undertaking a substantial study or critical literature review within the dissertation module provide the opportunity to develop a range of salient academic skills that will prepare you for Doctoral level study.

Earn a world class MSc Health for under $10,000.

MSc Health Social Care

Modules (ALL COMPULSORY)
 
Trimester 1 (15 weeks) Trimester 2 (15 weeks)

Population Health for Practice

20 Credits

Leadership Innovation
and Practice

20 Credits

Research Approaches in
Health and Social Care

20 Credits

Clinical Governance
and Improvement
Practice

20 Credits

Trimester 3 (15 weeks) Trimesters 4 – 5 (15 – 30 weeks)

Principles of Data
Analysis and Management

40 Credits

MSc Dissertation

40 Credits

MODULE OVERVIEW

  • Population Health for Practice

    The module will provide the following:

    • Discussion of research methods used in epidemiology
    • Critical reflection on the philosophical basis for population health in the context of social care
    • Critical discussion of major theoretical ideas influential in contemporary population studies in light of recent evidence and their implications for health and social care
    • Consider strategies for improving population health and their implications for health and social care
    • Exploration of practical implications of population health for practitioners in today’s health and social care environment
  • Leadership innovation and practice

  • Research approaches in health and social care

  • Clinical Governance and improvement practice

  • Principles of data analysis and management

  • Dissertation

 

Assessment
  • Assessments are completed and submitted through the secure learning environment. The schedule for assessments is published in advance. There are no formal exams – assessment is by end of unit quizzes and end of module assignments.
Duration
  • The MSc Health and Social Care comprises five "taught" modules and a Dissertation to a timescale that matches your requirements, but can be completed in 18 months.
Admissions Criteria
  • A Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Other qualifications or experience which demonstrates through our recognition of prior learning process that you have appropriate knowledge and skills OR
  • Successfully completed as a student of the University through our Affiliate Student scheme two taught modules equivalent to 40 credits.

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