This course is ideally suited to healthcare professionals and traditionally trained nurses who are interested in attaining a level 8 qualification in management and leadership. The course is structured to support the student while facilitating those who are in full time employment. During the semester each student is expected to attend one full day in college on alternate weeks. Through interactive workshops and stimulating discussion with colleagues, leadership, management, quality improvement and many other core concepts of management will be explored. This programme emphasis is on helping each student reach his or her full potential and may be used in order to attain a management position or for those in management positions to develop further skills in this area.
The programme structure is one full day of attendance in class on alternate weeks. This means that students will attend six onsite days over the semester.
• Role of the manager/leader in managing change in health care
• Continuous quality improvement
• Risk management
• Budgeting and service development, delivery and evaluation and the role of the leader in strategic planning
• Evidence based practice, policy guideline development and implementation.