The details
Location: Online Mode of study: Part-time Qualification: CertHE Indicative duration: 16 months
Start date: January 2020 Tuition fee: £6,167 (learn more) Funding options: Call +44 (0) 1206 489 358 Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning

Created by subject experts and industry leaders, our CertHE Healthcare Management gives you in-depth knowledge and skills directly applicable to your workplace; as well as an understanding of leadership and managerial approaches to team and organisational development across a variety of healthcare contexts.

Throughout this online programme, you’ll gain awareness of topical healthcare subjects whilst starting to build links with contemporary healthcare problems and their interaction with business and management. You’ll also gain a fundamental understanding of management topics including finance, human resource management and business management.

You will learn to recognise the key contemporary challenges associated with healthcare management, as well as how to communicate your ideas both orally and in the context of a written presentation.

Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • the principles of management in delivering healthcare services.
  • exploring the factors that determine individual, group and population level health outcomes.
    the importance of leadership and teamwork in theory and practice.
  • understanding the global burden of disease.
  • evaluating your academic, personal and professional skills.

Upon completion of your CertHE Healthcare Management, we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a full Bachelors degree (360 credits).

Why we’re great

  • With this flexible course you can fit your education around your work and family commitments as you study 100% online and part-time.
  • You’ll also gain a wide range of transferable skills including critical thinking, research, self-motivation and communication.
  • You’ll also be able to participate in real-time conversations with tutors and fellow students on our interactive learning platform.

The CertHE Healthcare Management is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 120 credits.

Level 4 modules:

Upon completion of your CertHE Healthcare Management, we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a full Bachelors degree (360 credits).

Teaching methods

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

Our courses are delivered through a virtual learning environment (VLE) instead of a traditional campus. This means you will have access to your study materials 24/7, including:

  • multimedia lecturecasts made up of written content, short videos, animation, audio recordings, infographics, short tests and mini-assignments
  • discussion forums for you to chat about the course content with fellow students
  • live Q&A sessions with your tutors
  • a comprehensive eLibrary of textbooks and academic journals
  • support from academic staff and your personal Student Adviser

To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

 

Assessment methods

Rather than fretting about exams, you will be assessed exclusively through assignments. This can be by engaging in discussion forums throughout your modules, completing reflective journal entries, or by submitting longer written pieces.

We are committed to providing frequent and transparent feedback through the following ways:

  • Our assessment criteria are designed to be simple and transparent.
  • You will always be aware of your current provisional grade, right from the start of the programme.
  • You will be able to view your marks clearly in your gradebook whenever you log onto the learning platform.
  • There is a 7-day turnaround for marking and feedback of assessed work.
  • You will have regular contact with your Student Adviser, with whom you can discuss any concerns as soon as they arise.

 

Study duration

Our CertHE Healthcare Management course has an indicative study duration of 16 months, which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability.

It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.

Our academic year is organised into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.

All of our courses have regular start dates throughout the year.

On successful completion of your degree, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

With our Healthcare Management degree, you’ll be able to progress in a broad range of healthcare and associated management environments.

You may want to consider careers in  public, private or community healthcare services globally; or you could build your career in a variety of management contexts such as hospital, project or programme management.

The skills and knowledge obtained from studying our programme are also highly sought after by employers from a wide range of careers in business and health.

We believe that education should be accessible for everyone. That’s why we offer an Open Entry Route – meaning you don’t need any prior academic or work experience in order to start studying with us. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.

You will need to pass your first assignment set within the first three weeks of the course in order to continue with your studies.

 

English Language Requirements

As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0.

Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.

You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Full tuition fee: £6,167
Monthly tuition fee: £385

  • Designated for undergraduate student loans in England.
  • Simple monthly payment plan available, enabling you to spread the cost over the duration of your studies.
  • Full payment discount of 10% of the tuition fee if you pay upfront.
  • International scholarship of 10% of the tuition fee if you are based outside the EU.

Please note that the up-front payment discount can be used in combination with the Alumni discount or international Scholarships. The Alumni discount cannot be used in combination with the international Scholarship.

Find out more information about our discounts and scholarships here.

Our course fees are fully inclusive – all teaching materials and required reading are included, and there are no hidden charges for assessments or resits. We also charge the same fee for domestic and international students.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to experience a University of Essex Online course. We think you’ll love it! But if, within the first 21 days, you decide it’s not for you, you’ll receive a full refund.

Subject specialists, industry authorities and experienced academics: the tutors who teach modules on our CertHE Healthcare Management are experts in the field of health. Take a trip to our tutors page to meet the staff who will be guiding you through the course content.

What our students say

testimonials

Dr Obinna Orjingene - Master of Public Health (MPH)

I chose to study Public Health because the course is beneficial to my current career aspirations. With this course I will gain a broader perception of health and it will allow me to address the primary health care disease burden in my country as well as water hygiene and sanitation, child protection and a lot more. I picked University of Essex Online because of three reasons. Firstly, the affordability when compared to other schools of the same standard, the flexibility considering the nature of my work. I needed a programme which allowed me time and space for both my studies and personal development, that also fitted into my working life. Lastly, the quality of the modules is what convinced me, compared with other places of learning. So far so good, for me it has been a great experience and honour to be part of this academic community. The shared experience around the module

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