Post Graduate Certificate: Healthcare Management, Leadership & Innovation – Plymouth University

A partnership between NHS South West Leadership Academy and the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.

Offered by the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PU PSMD), this Post Graduate Certificate stands alone but is a core part of a newly-launched Masters programme.

We have responded to a need for skills enhancement in areas of management, leadership and innovation in health in the South West. This Post Graduate Certificate offers a flexible and relevant entry to management and leadership in a health and care setting, whether your interests lie in leadership, management techniques, quality improvement, organisation development, patient safety or improvement. It is especially suitable for new and aspiring clinical leaders and offer’s understanding and exploration of the health and care landscape, including how commissioners and providers perform and interact, and which skills are required to help them.

In the Foundation module of the Post Graduate Certificate, participants will focus on models of leadership, financial management, quality improvement and the leadership of patient safety. Each day will be punctuated by a ‘book club’, designed to introduce participants to key elements of the literature and stimulate their critical reading.

In the Organisation Development module, participants will work to understand organisational structures, how design influences leadership, the culture of organisations and the place of individual values in shaping them. Considering strategic models, planning and change management techniques and a critical view of how to apply them through production of an organisation development plan.

Programme Venue, study and timetable

The programme will take place at the John Bull Building on the Tamar Science Park in Derriford, Plymouth and/or Main Campus, Plymouth University.

The programme will begin with an induction event on Monday 16 September 2019. The two modules in the programme take place over 12 learning events (six in each module). The programme also involves online learning activities and self-directed learning. A programme schedule is set out below.

The programme dates are:

  • Induction 16 September 2019
  • Foundation in Healthcare Leadership, Management and Innovation 1, 2 and 3 October 2019, PLUS: 13, 14 and 15 November 2019
  • Organisation Development & Culture 15, 16 and 17 January 2020, PLUS: 4, 5 and 6 March 2020
  • Optional tutorials will be available and publicised when you commence programme.
  • It is essential, also, that you attend the presentation day on 7 May 2020, since this is a marked assignment.

For more information about the programme please click here.

Application process:

Applications for this programme have now closed. Please click here to express your interest in a future cohort.

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NHS South West Leadership Academy
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