University of Derby online learning

Leadership for Healthcare Improvement PG Cert

University of Derby online learning

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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Methodology Online
Duration 1 Year
Start September
other dates
Online campus Yes
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
Virtual classes Yes
  • Postgraduate
  • Online
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    other dates
  • Online campus
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Virtual classes

Studying towards our innovative Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership for Healthcare Improvement at Derby will:

Enable you to undertake improvement activities in your organisation
Allow you to study at a time and place that suits you, through online modules and flexible assessment topics
Meet your professional and personal development needs and the Department of Health’s Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) requirements
Explore the complexity of advanced practice by working on specific areas of your clinical practice and leadership.‌

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To take into account

· Who is it intended for?

You may wish to complete the full masters and move on to doctoral level study when you've finished this course. However, many students go on to develop, specialise in and lead, the implementation of health care improvement services. This course is diverse so you could use the skills and knowledge you've gained to work in other areas of the public and private sectors.

· Requirements

You'll usually need a degree or equivalent qualification, and you must already be working in a healthcare environment. As this course is an interim award of MSc Advanced Practice, you'll need to apply for the MSc. However, you don't have to go on to complete the full masters if you don't want to, you can stop after you've completed your PG Cert.

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What you'll learn on the course

Service Improvement

Course programme

What you will study

You’ll study these modules:

  • Principles of Service Improvement in the Workplace
  • Engaging with Service Improvement
Develop a deeper understanding of your role and practice

We’ll encourage you to gather evidence, which you will then critically evaluate, in order to develop your understanding of the impact that changes could have on your role and practice. You’ll also gain an insight into the dilemmas and conflicts associated with introducing improvement plans, enabling you to think strategically about planning service improvement activities.

Finally, you will take forward an improvement cycle in your workplace and use your experience to reflect on future service improvement.

Examples of previous workplace improvement programmes include:

  • systematic approaches to radiography
  • commenting
  • expanding capacity of undergraduate student on placements
  • coding processes for admitting named clinician
  • development and introduction of a paediatric competency training programme
  • reducing DNAs for a Nuclear Medicine department.

Additional information

UK/EU fee - 
£800, £900 or £1,000 per 20 credits* (2019/20)

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