- Research Methods (30 credits)
Gain a thorough understanding of the research process, including identifying a question and selecting an approach; collecting and analysing data; preparing reports; and preparing for presentations and publishing. Explore the importance of health research by examining both qualitative and quantitative methods. Gain critical skills in how to appraise other published research and evaluate different levels of theoretical explanation in the context of it competently and confidently.
- Inequalities in Global Health Systems (30 credits)
Explore inequalities in global health systems and the underlying structures of public health with respect to how the health systems of different countries are influenced. Gain knowledge around topics such as globalisation, wealth disparity, and climate change, and how they influence the health outcomes in populations across the world. Examine the complexities of inequalities and social determinants of health, considering how healthcare systems are governed and how they are related to individuals and wider populations.
- Teaching and Learning (30 credits)
Examine the relationship between theory and practice, critically exploring the meaning of evidence-based practice. Gain an understanding of models of teaching and learning in a practice context. Explore the role of the mentor and evaluate the contemporary issues which relate to mentoring models, including confidentiality and sensitivity. Analyse ethical practice and professionalism and identify the consequent implications for work-based assessment. Discuss methods of assessment in the context of the learning organisation and explore the perspective of the ‘learner’.
- Leadership and Management in Health (30 credits)
Gain an introduction to the immensely complex management and leadership theory and its influence in the context of health. Explore how leadership is fundamentally the most influential factor in shaping culture organisationally and ensuring leadership behaviours and strategy are developed. Critically debate the similarities and differences in leadership and management roles. Recognise the importance of developing effective relationships and leading effective organisational change. Review the behaviour traits of effective leaders and managers. Explore the role of ethics in organisational management and globalisation, including leading equality and diversity.
- Dissertation Project (60 credits)
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