Masters in in Leading People-Centred Integrated Care

Our MSc in Leading People-Centred Integrated Care is designed to provide a progressive pathway of Masters’ level study for staff working in health, social care or in the Third sector. It will empower and enable you to lead and develop integrated services to promote and enhance quality of care and improve outcomes for people.
From a national and international perspective there is a recognised shift towards integrating health and social care for preventative, outcome-based commissioning and support. The approach values the role that people who use the services, their families and communities play in planning and delivering integrated care with professionals in new ways that add value and are sustainable.

This distinctive MSc is designed to enable local and international students to contextualise, develop and lead integrated services that improve the quality of care and enhance outcomes for people, professionals and organisations. You will develop enhanced leadership and influencing skills and a deeper understanding and respect for the different professional, organisational, sectoral and international cultures. Bringing together students with a wide range of personal and professional experiences enriches active learning and generates insights from the ‘real world’ of the workplace and from different health and care systems.

Assessment
Coursework will normally include essays, reflective pieces of work and your dissertation. Practical assessments will normally include presentations, demonstrations or exhibitions. Depending on the optional module you choose this may add to further learning and teaching methods as well as additional assessment types.
Our assessment strategy ensures there are multiple points to access formative and summative feedback to enable you to feed-forward to improve your academic skills as the module and course progresses.

Programme Organisers

This course provides health- and welfare providers with the tools they require for the design of integrated care. As our course is taught fully online you will access course materials through our Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle. Through Moodle you will be exposed to a range of teaching sources such as: PowerPoint; Prezi; Xerte and e-Books. Our course recognises students as co-producers and creators of the learning that takes place therefore students will also be able to take part in synchronous and asynchronous discussions to share learning amongst peers.

Learning and Teaching
Independent Study: 73%
Scheduled Learning: 27%

Assessment
Coursework: 75%
Practical: 25%
Coursework will normally include essays, reflective pieces of work and your dissertation. Practical assessments will normally include presentations, demonstrations or exhibitions. Depending on the optional module you choose this may add to further learning and teaching methods as well as additional assessment types.
Our assessment strategy ensures there are multiple points to access formative and summative feedback to enable you to feed-forward to improve your academic skills as the module and course progresses.

The course is organized in association with the Integrated Care Academy ©, the education and training arm of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), a Dutch Foundation dedicated to advancing the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice around the world.

IFIC Community
A unique aspect of the course will be the ability of students to enroll as IFIC members to gain:

  • Registration to attend IFIC’s Annual International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC);
  • First year ICIC participation at ICA© session on the Essential Skills of integrated care
  • Second year oral papers at ICIC based on students’ MSc research at special Integrated

 
Care Design workshop

  •  Expert support in writing for publication
  • Opportunity to engage in special interest groups and forums related to the student’s work
  • Opportunity to participate on international study tours and in IFIC summer schools
  • Alumni programme for graduates

Logistics

Our course have various exit points allowing you to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or Master’s award depending on your needs. However, most students will typically complete the full Master’s award (180 credits).
The MSc is comprised of core and optional modules as follows:
The PgCert consists of 60 credits made up of three, core 20-credit modules
The PgDip consists of a further 60 credits; two core modules (20-credits each) and one optional module
The MSc requires completion of the Research and Enquiry Dissertation module worth 60 credits
The PgCert requires the successful completion of the following three core modules:
Creating the Conditions for Integrated Care (core, 20 credits)
Leading and Transforming Together (core, 20 credits)
People and Communities (core, 20 credits)
Successful completion of the PgCert allows you to progress to the PgDip which requires the successful completion of the following two core modules:
Value for People, Professionals & Organisations (core, 20 credits)
Research Methods in Health & Social Care (core, 20 credits)
Plus, a further one optional 20-credit module:
Delivering Compassionate Care (optional, 20 credits)
Independent Study (HSCE) (optional, 20 credits)
Introduction to eHealth (optional, 20 credits)
Public Service Management (optional, 20 credits)
Public Service Performance Management (optional, 20 credits)
Quality Improvement in Healthcare (optional, 20 credits)
Social Marketing in Health (optional, 20 credits)
Successful completion of the PgDip allows you to proceed to the master’s module:
MSc Research & Enquiry Dissertation (60 credits)

Applications

All students should apply directly to the University through our online application system. Before you apply, you should check that you meet our entry requirements and you should have all your supporting documents ready.
The first stage of the process is to create a profile; you don’t have to complete the application in one session – you can complete it in stages by saving each section and return to complete it at a later date.
You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.
Most courses don’t have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.
Before you begin your application, it is important to read the Postgraduate & Post-Experience application step-by-step guide for a smooth process.

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