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Course Overview

Learn how to deliver efficient and innovative digital technologies and services in the healthcare sector and related industries. This MSc is delivered by the Institute of Digital Healthcare at WMG, in collaboration with Warwick Medical School and the NHS.

This MSc has been designed for managers and leaders within, or linked to, the health service sector – whether as a practitioner or as a supplier. For example, you may have a clinical background, or you might work in non-clinical management, biomedical or clinical engineering, healthcare technology, or pharmaceuticals.

You will explore the principles, approaches, strategies and techniques for designing, analysing and managing complex healthcare systems. You will also learn to measure efficiency and improve effectiveness and productivity without compromising quality or safety. You will understand the workings of health systems and the processes that have impact on the industry today, such as the transformative abilities of technology and data.

This course will provide you with an insight into health systems modelling, e-health, and health or medical informatics. You will gain the essential knowledge to manage the integration of people, systems, and technologies to ensure the delivery of consistent high quality, person-centric care.

We also deliver a custom version of this course for NHS employees. Please contact us to discuss your enrolment on either programme.

Date
Friday, 01 February 2019

Modules

Course content


The structure and weighting of this course is slightly different to our other postgraduate programmes. You will complete eight modules and a dissertation over a three year period to gain your MSc.

Modules will be delivered by staff in our Institute of Digital healthcare, in collaboration with Warwick Medical School.

Required modules

• Electronic Healthcare Record Systems

• Epidemiological and Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement

• Introduction to Health Economics

• Introduction to Health Informatics

• Leading Change in Healthcare

• Operational Management and Clinical Systems Improvement

• Quality and Productivity in Health Service Systems

• Resource Management in Healthcare Service Delivery

We employ full range of learning types: formal lecture, simulation, syndicate room, online activates, more about the face to face interaction. We have small groups to increase interaction and encourage networking.

Date
Friday, 01 March 2019

Entry requirements

You should be currently employed and able to prove organisation support because you’ll need to apply your studies directly to your work environment.

We recommend that you have at least two to three years of appropriate professional
experience and that you possess at least a second class honours degree.

If you have an HND/HNC and professional qualifications with significant experience, you may be considered to start on an intermediate qualification such as the Postgraduate Award or Postgraduate Certificate, with the opportunity for progression to the MSc.

Date
Monday, 01 April 2019

Skills

This course will provide you with the skills required by healthcare providers, commissioner organisations, policy agencies, and industry such as:

• A clear understanding of the strategies required to deliver services within an ever changing and evolving healthcare environment

• Tools to explore, develop, and implement necessary plans to deliver those strategies such as capacity, workforce and quality

• The ability to understand and implement systems and processes that deliver improved effectiveness and efficiency of care

• Skills to manage complex workforce scenarios, service redesign, and evaluation of services

• The ability to engage with patients, their families, and carers to meet care expectations

• An understanding of ethics and regulatory affairs.

Date
Saturday, 01 June 2019

Delivery and assessment

Our specialist Master’s degree programmes are specifically for those seeking formal recognition in their specialist field and have been developed by experts within WMG’s many research groups.

Each module runs over five intensive days. The assignments and project provide an opportunity to apply the learning from the programme within your business. You will have the chance to discuss topics with the industrial and academic experts. The modules and their sequencing will be more closely defined and the module structure will be different depending on the stream you follow (please see the following pages). Core modules for specialist programmes tend to cater for a mixture of part-time and full-time students.

Description

Learn how to deliver efficient and innovative digital healthcare technologies and services in the healthcare sector and related industries. This programme is delivered by the Institute of Digital Healthcare at WMG, in collaboration with Warwick Medical School and the NHS.

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Start Date: One intake a year (September) Duration: 3 years, part-time
Level: Postgraduate  Course leader: Sudi Lahiri