Coventry University program

Leading in Complex Health Systems

Explore systems thinking approaches for solving healthcare problems, quality improvement and organisational effectiveness.

This program is part of the Master of Business Administration (Health Care Sector) degree offered by Coventry University

Understand the complexity of health systems to lead innovation in healthcare

This program will give you the opportunity to demonstrate a critical understanding of the impact of culture, values and complexity on and within health and social care organisations and systems. You will have the opportunity to consider management theory, its critical application, and seek to understand the challenges of leading and managing complex systems and services and a highly professionalised workforce. You will have the opportunity to critically evaluate the impact on systems and organisations delivering services to patients and service users.


5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

  • Coventry University

Who will you learn with?

Ike teaches healthcare leadership & management. A Senior Fellow of HEA; he brings over 15 years of leadership and management experience in global health and development practice and higher education.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of complex systems and the key concepts in systems thinking and complexity within the health and care sectors

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding and analysis of the challenges of leading change and innovation across complex systems within health and care

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the factors which contribute to organisational culture on and within health and care organisations

  • Reflect critically on the key concepts of power, culture and influence and their potential impact across systems and at the different levels of organisations

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