Taught course

Leadership in Health and Social Care

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Social Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

Anyone with a relevant professional qualification and a first degree or equivalent may apply. Applicants should normally have 2 years experience post qualification.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Recent Government and NHS reports highlight the importance of effective leadership in ensuring that health and social care is delivered to the highest standard. This programme is aimed at professionals in Health and Social Care wishing to develop skills in leadership. Students will be encouraged to think critically about health and social care provision with a key focus on leadership, management and the economic landscape.

Why this programme

  • This programme will provide you with opportunities to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, expertise in critical appraisal, and the ability to lead and innovate in your area of practice.
  • The programme reflects the need for professionals in health and social care to develop leadership skills in a dynamic health and social care environment to ensure quality care delivery.
  • The involvement of key people in leadership roles including the NHS and Scottish Government in both the planning and delivery will ensure that the programme has both currency and relevance.
  • You will have an opportunity to develop an understanding of economic assessment and explore approaches to managing budgets and balancing financial constraints with quality provision.

Programme structure

The PG certificate in Leadership in Health & Social Care consists of three 20 credit modules. These courses are aligned with the MSc (Med Sci) in Advanced Health Care Practice and can be added to other courses to complete a masters degree.

Intended Learning outcomes

  • Critically discuss theories of leadership and management and their application in the context of health care
  • Critically discuss managerialism and the potential tensions between leadership and management roles
  • Critically evaluate approaches to change management within the health and social care setting
  • Exploring the potential barriers and facilitators to successful change.
  • Critically analyse strategies and approaches to problem solving and decision making within the health and social care environment.
  • Critically analyse the impact of policy and quality strategies related to health and social care in both a local and global context
  • Critically discuss approaches to managing budgets and balancing financial constraints in the context of economic assessment and risk management.
  • Display high level skills of critical appraisal of current literature and policy documents
  • Analyse and synthesise evidence from multiple data sources
  • Utilise strategies for decision making and problem solving

Career prospects

This programme meets the need to prepare Professionals in both Health and Social Care to take on leadership roles with the health and social care environment. This is now been identified as a key in the provision of high quality health and social care. The course content affords an opportunity for participants to develop new skills in leadership and enhance existing skills. The course allows offers a unique opportunity to develop skills in economic costing that can lead to improved service delivery.

The involvement of leaders, both in the planning and delivery, from, a variety of settings including NHS and Scottish Government ensures that the programme is current and relevant.

Research environment

There is a strong research culture within the Nursing & Health Care School so please visit our school web research web pages. You will be taught by staff who regularly publish papers and contribute to conferences.

There are opportunities to take your study further by completing a Masters by Research or a PhD. We aim to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research. Research within the school is undertaken with the view to positively influence the quality of health care locally, nationally and internationally.

Information for international students

Please refer to our website for more information.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Fees and funding

UK students
Home/EU/International: £1,167 per 20 credits
International students
Home/EU/International: £1,167 per 20 credits

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

distance learning
10 months

Course contact details

Name
MVLS Leading Care
Email
mvls-leadingcare@glasgow.ac.uk