This course will provide you with a formal qualification in Communication Management in Healthcare.
This course has been designed to meet the needs of students who wish to gain a formal qualification in Communication Management in Healthcare. This includes those working in communication positions or with communication-related roles and responsibilities within a range of healthcare settings, including public, private and voluntary sectors. The delivery of the modules therefore aims to accommodate students who work either full-time or part-time (i.e. block teaching/short courses/online).
This professional course provides students with an innovative, responsive, flexible and relevant curriculum which equips students with a range of knowledge and skills which are relevant and applicable to communication within healthcare contexts.. It contributes to the University's work on Connected Health as it is suitable for interdisciplinary delivery within healthcare.
This course has been designed to meet the needs of students wishing to understand the application of communication principles to healthcare contexts, and for those who wish to gain a formal qualification in Communication Management in Healthcare. The course aims to equip students with a range of knowledge and skills, which are relevant and applicable in communication within health contexts. The course is suited to those who are working or have an interest in communication within a range of healthcare settings including public, private and voluntary sectors.
This professional course aims to facilitate a comprehensive and critical understanding of communication within healthcare and how this can be maintained through positive action at therapeutic, organisational and management levels. This is conceptualised as occurring within a multi-level framework that encompasses a focus on individual issues, the needs of targeted groups and the wider societal and cultural context.
This is a flexible and accessible course as the modules are delivered online or via block teaching. The content of this course is topical and up-to-date, and addresses the key contemporary issues in healthcare such as leadership and management in healthcare, current health policies, and risk and crisis communication. This course includes a work-based project in communication within a health setting, thus providing the opportunity to transfer theory to application and practice.
Teaching and learning
Learning and Teaching Methods: Lectures, seminars, group work, practical classes, guest speakers, Blackboard and self-directed learning.