ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare Management

ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare Management

Overview :

This qualification is designed for learners who are typically aged 19 and above and it is a 120 credit qualification. The course presents content related to generic management skills for those who are planning to, or already working in a health and social care management role. The course provides a flexible route for those who have already achieved management qualifications or who may have qualifications in other areas and/or prior experience the work place. Progression .

On successful completion of this level 6 qualification you may wish to progress to:

  • A course at level 7
  • An MBA programme and claim exemptions for some of the units completed

Pre requisites for entry You must have:

  • One or two years study of Healthcare Management or related qualifications at a Higher Education Institution
  • A level 5 (QCF) qualification in Healthcare Management or related subjects
  • Other equivalent international qualifications

 

You must also have an appropriate standard of English to enable you to access relevant resources and complete the unit assignments. You may also have relevant work experience.

Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include relevant work experience (paid and/or unpaid) with levels of responsibility, participation and/or achievement of relevant professional qualifications. This may be used for recognition of prior learning (RPL). If you are unsure about any or the prerequisites please speak with a college advisor before registering

Course structure :

Each unit will be presented with full overviews of the learning outcomes, assessment criteria and what is required academically. Units will cover all indicative content related to the specification, and provide opportunities for you to engage in independent study and research through guided activities and a range of scenarios.

Each unit has a summative assessment which you will need to pass before moving on to the next unit To achieve a pass for a unit, you must have successfully achieved the learning outcomes at the standards set by the assessment criteria for that unit. There are no externally set written examinations attached to any unit but you will be required to complete a research project which might include assessment through:

 

  • A research activity resulting in the compilation of a report
  • An academic paper or article for publication
  • The compilation of a case study
  • A critical review and evaluation of a chosen company’s policies, procedures and systems
  • A set project completed for an employer (also known as an ‘employer-engagement’ activity)

The production of a portfolio of evidence relating to a particular unit

 

It is assumed that you have access to a healthcare environment in order to fulfil the assessment criteria of the course units. Each unit will also provide you with referenced evidence and example further reading texts and web sites so that you can develop your knowledge and understanding further, independently of the course. There are no set text books for the course.

Course content :

You must successfully complete all units and associated assessments to achieve the 120 points for the award. The optional units have already been chosen and incorporated into the study content below. The selection has been based on the most appropriate units for distance learners.

Unit 1: International Healthcare Policy

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 15 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 60. This unit provides you with an opportunity to explore the international context for healthcare policy and organisation of healthcare. There will also be discussion on contemporary issues and promotion of public health. The unit will help you understand the political, social and cultural issues that help to determine healthcare policy and provide you with an opportunity to critically assess the policies and practice contextually.

 

Unit 2: Managing Quality and Service Delivery

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 10 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 40. This unit aims to introduce you to the delivery of excellent customer service. You will also develop knowledge and understanding required for quality measurement and management of service delivery.

 

Unit 3: Leadership and Management

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 15 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 60. The aim of this unit is to enable you to understand theories of leadership and management and how to use leadership and management skills to improve motivation and performance. You will also learn about the development and effectiveness of teams

 

Unit 4: Managing Finance in the Public Sector

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 10 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 40 The aim of this unit is to help you develop the skills and techniques to analyse and control finance in a public sector environment. It will also explain accountability for public sector finance.

 

Unit 5: Personal Leadership and Management Development

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 10 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 40 This unit aims to enable you to develop your own personal leadership and management skills to support the achievement of own and organizational objectives.

 

Unit 6: Human Resource Management

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 15 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 60. The aim of this unit is to help you develop skills and knowledge in the field of human resource management strategy and also to look at contemporary issues which affect human resource strategy within organisations.

 

Unit 7: Programme Leadership

This is a level 7 unit with a credit value of 10 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 40. The aim of this unit is to help you develop the skills to be able to plan and lead a programme of related projects and critically evaluate the programme.

 

Unit 8: Strategic Planning

This is a level 7 unit with a credit value of 15 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 60. The aim of this unit is to help you develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to develop an organizational strategic plan.

 

Unit 9: Leading Organizational Equality and Diversity

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 10 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 40. The aim of this unit is to enable you to develop an understanding of the importance of managing organizational equality and diversity and to understand how to lead the approach to equality and diversity within an organization.

 

Unit 10: Research project

This is a level 6 unit with a credit value of 10 and a suggested guided learning hour content of 40. This unit aims to help you develop the skills required to produce a research question and carry out independent research using appropriate research techniques. The unit also aims to enable you to analyze research findings, evaluate research methodology used and present findings.

 

ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare Management

 

 

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