Postgraduate taught 

Critical Care MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Introduction to Management and Leadership in Health Services MED5529

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course will deliver an introduction to the fundamentals of management and leadership in health services, which are integral to undertaking the Masters in Health Service Management Programme.

Timetable

This course consists of lectures which take place throughout semester 1.

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

The summative assessment will take the form of a 1,500-word essay/report (excluding references) and a 1,000-word reflective diaries based on the weekly lecture material. The grades are split 80%-20%.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessment is not offered for the reflective diary, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. One reassessment is available for the written assignment.

Course Aims

This course aims to provide students with an introduction to the fundamentals of management and leadership in health services, which are integral to undertaking the Masters in Health Services Management Programme

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Critically assess the role of management and leadership in health services.

■ Critically evaluate the organisation and delivery of health care services.

■ Critically appraise the principles underlying the development of health services and health service policy, including issues relating to health economics, equity, and clinical governance.

■ Critically evaluate and apply the principles of quality assurance, clinical governance, and risk management in health services.

■ Critically appraise health intelligence data used in health service quality and improvement activities.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.