• University of Glasgow

Understanding the Context of Health Care Management

In Part 1 students will identify the challenges and the complexity of health services and critique how they are managed.

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Understanding the Context of Health Care Management
  • Duration

    5 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

In Part 1 students will identify the challenges and the complexity of health services and critique how they are managed.

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for health and social care professionals who’d like to pursue or enhance their career in health service management at all levels, from large hospitals to community services.

As well as being led by one of the UK’s top three medical schools, the course includes contributions from senior NHS staff working in management and policy who understand how to motivate teams and transform services.

Although the focus will largely be on care practice in Scotland, international examples of good practice will be included to critically analyse alternative approaches to healthcare.

Who will you learn with?

After a number of years practising as a nurse in the UK, Sue worked in The Gambia, Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda for international development NGOs. She works as a lecturer with the University of Glasgow.

Peter qualified as a RMN in 1991. He was awarded a PhD in Strategic Management from Strathclyde Business School in 2010. He teaches PG Public Health (MVLS) and UG Management courses (ASBS) at UoG.

I’m your teaching assistant and will be moderating the online discussion boards. I have a PhD in Strategy from the Adam Smith Business School and work as a strategy consultant to public organisations.

I'm a lecturer working in the College of Medicine, Veterinary & Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow. I'm a sociologist interested in drug use, health, families, & policy.

Twitter: @DrSGreenwood

Lecturer in Nursing & Health Care at the University of Glasgow with interest in Gender Based Violence, public health and social policy.

Who developed the course?

The University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.

  • Established

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • World ranking

    Top 70Source: QS World University Rankings 2020

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