EBMA Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management is designed to enable learners to develop
A sound understanding of policy,
Management and leadership concepts, theories and practices in health and social care, and
An understanding to improve the quality of health or social care services.
It provides learners with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals, services users and policymakers in the United Kingdom and throughout the world.
Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management will create knowledge in candidates so that they can work as an effective manager or leader in hospital or health / social care industry. It combines both theoretical and practical knowledge in the health and social care sector.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
Develop managerial and leadership skills to manage the quality of service delivery in health and social care sector.
Demonstrate an understanding of the health and social care organisations and their management system.
Understand the financial performance of health and social care organisations.
Perform financial analysis to the health and social care organisation for effective planning and decision-making.
Manage complex issues in the health or social care organisation to improve management practice.
Understand the development of healthcare policy.
Understand the contribution of public and health promotion in the provision of health care services.
Understand strategic, operational business plans for health care organisations based on the environmental analysis.
Manage team performance for the quality of service delivery in health and social care organisation.
Understand advanced economic literature on the demand and supply of health care.
Critically review the role of agencies and healthcare organisations in the promotion of health programmes globally.
Apply human resource concepts, tools and techniques to retain, manage and motive staff.
Identify a research question and apply advanced research techniques and tools to create new literature on the health and social care sector.
The overall structure of the course is based on eight modules that cover a number of topics relating to learning outcomes. You are required to complete only eight modules. Each module is equivalent to 15 credits and at the end of the course, learners will be able to achieve 120 credits.
Module 1: Managing Service Delivery in Health and Social Care
In this unit, learners will be able to learn effective management and leadership skills for efficient and effective service delivery in health and social care organisations. You will learn how to plan, organise, control, manage and check techniques for good service delivery.
Module 2: Managing Finance in Health and Social Care
Students explore key concepts and frameworks for accounting and finance and learn how to interpret the company's financial reports. Students will also become familiar with financial statements, budgets and data as well as financial and non-financial performance indicators. These highly applicable techniques can be used to drive company success.
Module 3: Managing Enterprise in Health and Social Care
This unit aims to develop learner knowledge of the processes and behaviours involved in developing enterprise in health and social care administration from various perspectives informed by theory, research and professional practice.
Module 4: Strategic Marketing for Health and Social Care
This unit aims to develop a strategic marketing focus and link it to the strategy process within in health and social care organisations.
Module 5: The Economics of Health Care
The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of issues especially microeconomics analysis of health care. Learners will be able to understand the principles and applications of the world economy, the cost-benefit literature, welfare economics and public finance, consumer theory and industrial economics. It aims to establish a critical awareness of the integration of theory, data, and analysis in relation to health care economics.
Module 6: Strategic Management and Change
Healthcare has continued to experience significant environmental change including technological breakthroughs in gene research and therapy and bioengineering, economic and competitive pressure that have altered the industry. This unit aims to explore strategic management tools to manage health care organisations in a dynamic and changing environment.
Module 7: Managing Quality through Human Resource Management
Health and social care organisations today face unprecedented challenges. These challenges are obliging organisations to redesign their internal structures and policies. New people management strategies are at the centre of these organisational changes. This course examines the character of these people management strategies in modern organisations.
Module 8: Strategic Project Management for Managers
This unit will develop strategic decision making for learners in the health and social care sector to drive the value of the organisation from the execution of strategy through strategic projects.
Module 9: Research Methods for Managers
In this module, you will be able to develop a critical understanding of the different assumptions underlying research into the health or social sciences and the nature and status of research methodology and at the end, you understand how to write a research report by data collection, analysis, conclusions and presentation of data.
Double Awards – OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management and MSC Health and Social Care Management Top Up
Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management (EBMA) is additionally mapped by the OTHM awarding body for credit evaluation and awarding of OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management (120 credits, accredited by Ofqual and awarded by OTHM). Learners will study only 1 unit (Research Methods for HealthCare professionals) and pay OTHM registration, certification and quality assurance fees £680. This will qualify learners to get direct entry to MSC Health and Social Care Management at the dissertation stage.
MSC degree Occupational Health and Safety Management
Holders of EBMA Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management are eligible to claim 60 credits of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at stage 2 for the MSC Occupational Health and Safety Management, awarded by the University of Portsmouth - subject to the university admission criteria.
Progression to Level 8 Qualification
Holders of EBMA Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management are eligible to progress to one of the following qualifications
Qualifi Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (Qualifi, 160 credits).
Level 8 diplomas are taught programmes on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF). They also sit on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) at level 8, equivalent to DF-EHEA third cycle qualifications, comparable to the doctorate level of study. Level 8 qualification represents knowledge, skills and competencies that are recognised in academic terms as being comparable level to Doctoral Degrees and Vocational Qualifications at Level 8.
Who is this course for?
This qualification is useful to
learners who are already in employment and the course enables a framework in leadership and management in the health and social care to reflect your current responsibilities and aspirations. Or
learners who are on job and would like a qualification for their personal and professional development or career progression to the senior management positions in the health and social care; Or
learners who are re-entering employment after a period of absence and for those who are seeking a career change or would like to learn and achieve a formal postgraduate qualification in the health and social care management; Or
Learners who are wishing to combine this qualification to achieve additional Level 7 Diploma Health and Social Care Management (awarded by OTHM) for MSC Top Up in Health and Social Care Management or
Learners wishing to progress to our Level 8 / Doctorate level qualification after this course.
Anyone with an interest to study the highest qualification in the health or social care management can apply to this qualification. However, we expect learners to have some work experience or previous level qualifications to enrol in this course.
Learners completing the Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management will have career opportunities in leadership and management positions in health and social care settings. Learners can also progress to MBA, MSC or Level 8 Diploma qualification (equivalent level to Doctorate) in care, or direct into Doctorate Degree with us with research in Health/Social care.