Postgraduate Diploma Leadership in Healthcare (Online Delivery)

Designed for working professionals, this online leadership course will help you develop the skills needed to be a leader – such as communication, motivation, providing inspiration and guidance, and encouraging employees to rise to a higher level of productivity.

This online Postgraduate Diploma Leadership in Healthcare, run in partnership with Diploma MSc, is more than a management course. Managers are responsible for planning, organising, leading and controlling functions within an organisation. But not all managers are leaders.

This postgraduate qualification will help you to develop a team culture of trust that delivers results; navigate teams through change with tenacity; address challenges innovatively and ethically and make positive decisions with confidence.

As well as those already in healthcare roles, this leadership course is useful for GP practice managers, pharmacy managers, healthcare directorate managers and managers in pharmaceutical companies.

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Study Mode
2023
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 1 Year March Online 8
Part-time 1 Year September Online 8
Study Mode
2024
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 1 Year March Online 8
Part-time 1 Year September Online 8

This is more than a management course. Managers are responsible for planning, organising,
leading and controlling functions within an organisation. But not all managers are leaders.

The Leadership in Healthcare Postgraduate Diploma course will help you in becoming a leader, enabling you to:

-Develop a team culture of trust that delivers results
-Navigate teams through change with tenacity
-Address challenges innovatively and ethically
-Make positive decisions with confidence

You’ll study entirely online for one calendar year. You’ll study six modules, each of six weeks’ duration.

Leadership in Healthcare
Exploring the complexities of applying leadership theories in ‘real world’ healthcare settings.

Developing Human and Organisational Potential in Healthcare
Equipping you as a leader with the ability to develop and improve services by harnessing the human and organisational potential within healthcare organisations.

Quality, Clinical and Corporate Governance in Healthcare
Applying the theory and practice of Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement to complex healthcare settings.

Career and Team Development in Healthcare Organisations
Examining a variety of team and career development tools and evaluating their role in contributing to organisational development.

Strategy and Innovation for Healthcare Leaders
Developing high level skills in understanding the value of strategy and innovation for leaders in healthcare organisations.

Change Management in Healthcare Organisations
Developing flexible leadership skills and the ability to lead change within complex healthcare organisational structures.

The course will also include the opportunity to work with your peers and tutors to solve one of your real-life leadership challenges. You’ll submit your challenge anonymously and the chosen challenge will form the basis for an online round-table discussion for you and your group to analyse, debate and propose a solution. 

Teaching

Although you’ll be learning entirely online, you will be part of a group with 10 to 15 other students - to share ideas, debate scenarios and develop best practice with.

You’ll have the support of a dedicated team who will help you with any challenges you may face - from help with navigating our online learning platform to advice on what you need to do to pass the course and meet deadlines.

Once you have secured your place on the course, you will be invited to an Online Induction Day Webinar. This will give you the opportunity to participate in study skills workshops on Harvard Referencing, scientific and reflective writings, and levels of evidence in preparation for your studies.

It is not compulsory for you to attend our Induction Day, but it is recommended as it’ll provide you with a sturdy introduction to the course.

Assessment

Each of the six modules have the same assessment format:

  • Academic Forum - 50%

  • Reflective Journal - 10%

  • Group Activity - 20%

  • Individual Activity - 20%

 
This course is ideal for anyone working in a healthcare role that needs leadership skills. You'll have a degree but this doesn't have to be in medicine.

As well as those already in healthcare leadership roles, this course is useful for GP practice managers, pharmacy managers, healthcare directorate managers and managers in pharmaceutical companies.

 To secure your place on the course you typically need one of the following:

A non-medical degree working in a healthcare role
A medical degree
Relevant professional healthcare (eg doctor, nurse) qualifications
 
All applications are assessed on an individual basis so if you don’t have one of the above your prior experience may be taken into account.

The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

This course is run in partnership with Diploma MSc. Please refer to their website for fee information.

August 2022 - July 2023 Fees

August 2023 - July 2024 Fees

August 2024 - July 2025 Fees

Student Perks

At the University of South Wales, you’re investing in so much more than a degree. We strive to provide our students with the best possible experience, no matter what you chose to study. Whether it’s access to top of the range mac books and PCs, state-of-the-art facilities packed with industry-leading equipment and software, masterclasses and events led by industry experts, or a wide range of clubs and societies to meet likeminded people, better tomorrows start with extra perks.

Each course also has their own unique student benefits to prepare you for the real word, and details of these can be found on our course pages. From global field trips, integrated work experience and free course-related resources, to funded initiatives, projects working with real employers, and opportunities for extra qualifications and accreditations - at USW your future, is future-proofed.

Click here to learn more about student perks at USW.

Additional Costs

As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment.

Funding

Funding to help pay for (or cover) course tuition fees and living costs

Whilst you’re studying, you’ll have two main financial obligations – tuition fees and living costs. There’s lots of financial help available from the University of South Wales and external funding sources, that may provide loans (which have to be paid back) and grants, scholarships and bursaries (that don't).

To learn about course fees, funding options, and to see if you are eligible for financial support, visit our Fees and Funding pages.

This course is run in partnership with Diploma MSC who have over 10 years` experience in delivering award-winning, online, Postgraduate Diploma, MSc and MBA distance education courses.

Click here to apply to study this course via Diploma MSC.

This is more than a management course. Managers are responsible for planning, organising, leading and controlling functions within an organisation. But not all managers are leaders.

This course will help you develop the skills needed to be a leader – such as communication, motivation, providing inspiration and guidance, and encouraging employees to rise to a higher level of productivity.