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MScPgDipPgCert Health Management ? Evidence-Based Management

City University London

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Course Description

Healthcare organisations and policy makers are increasingly aware of the need for management decision-making to match advances in evidence-based decision-making by clinicians. The curriculum combines a strongly evidence-based management dimension with health economics. You will learn to apply depth and rigour to the analysis of evidence and priority-setting, and gain essential health management business skills to make the business and organisational case. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The course will equip you to meet the growing demand for evidence-based management practitioners in quality assurance, service evaluation, organisation evaluation and performance management, planning and commissioning. It can also equip you for a career in general management. COURSE CONTENT The course consists of seven modules and a management dissertation. MODULES: Core modules: ? Strategic planning ? Change management and leadership ? Research design ? Methods of data collection. Optional modules: ? Qualitative research methods ? Data analysis ? Ethics for medical research ? Priority-setting in healthcare ? Clinical trials and survival analysis ? Epidemiology. ? Quality management ? Decision-making ? Strategic commissioning ? Quality management ? Managed care ? Social marketing. TEACHING AND LEARNING Teaching and learning involve lecture sessions, workshops, group activities and discussions. Lecturers are drawn from health management, social sciences and health economics departments here at City, supplemented by lecturers from Princeton University USA, the University of Stockholm and distinguished guest speakers. ASSESSMENT METHODS Modules are assessed through a combination of group work, written coursework and examination. The assessment reflects the learning objectives of the modules. WHO SHOULD APPLY? Students for health management can come from a wide range of health disciplines: ? Clinicians ? Allied health professionals ? Doctors ? Nurses ? Service managers ? Clinical directors ? Strategic planners ? Commissioners.

Healthcare organisations and policy makers are increasingly aware of the need for management decision-making to match advances in evidence-based decision-making by clinicians. The curriculum combines a strongly evidence-based management dimension with health economics. You will learn to apply depth and rigour to the analysis of evidence and priority-setting, and gain essential health management...

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