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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
8 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 3536 per total

How you will study
distance, online

Course starts
January

International course fees
GBP 3536 per total

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About International Healthcare Management at University of Essex Online

Delve into the fascinating world of global healthcare and take your first steps towards leadership with our online Postgraduate Certificate in International Healthcare Management.* The course will provide you with an understanding of leadership and management theory, challenges and practices in relation to healthcare.

You’ll learn the principles and practices of good management as well as developing an awareness of the healthcare environment. You’ll also gain skills which will enhance your CV and that can be used directly in your current position or to enhance your career further.

Using programme content created by tutors with considerable academic and professional experience, you’ll gain confidence as well as an in-depth knowledge of the complexities of modern management which can be applied within a healthcare setting. You will also be able to recognise and address ethical, social and political dilemmas and apply ethical and organisational values to situations and choices. After completing the programme you’ll also acquire a range of critical and analytical skills that can be used in a variety of different professional contexts.

This short, 100% online course is a great alternative to full-time, campus based study and is perfect if you are interested in discovering how healthcare management works, or if you are wanting to progress your career within health management, then this programme will enhance your knowledge and career prospects.

Upon completion of your Postgraduate Certificate, we offer the opportunity for you to progress on to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in International Healthcare Management (awarded after 120 credits) and a full Masters in International Healthcare Management (awarded after 180 credits).

* The start date and details of this course are still subject to University approval. In the event that approval is not granted by your course start date, an alternative date will be offered or a full refund given. If we need to make changes to this programme as part of the University of Essex validation process, we will communicate these to you at the earliest possible date.

Learning and assessment

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

All of our online courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.

All of our courses have regular start dates throughout the year. Our academic year is organised into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.

Teaching methods and style

As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a Virtual Learning Environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. All courses are delivered in English only.

You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Assessment

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the Postgraduate Certificate in International Healthcare Management will be based on a combination of written coursework.

You will always be aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve. We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your postgraduate course. We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform;
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date;
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams;
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser; and
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria.

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

Career prospects

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

This PG Cert International Healthcare Management course will give you the skills needed to further your managerial career and help you take your first steps into leadership. The programme is also perfect for those who are already working in the healthcare sector and looking to add extra value to their CV and enhance their career prospects.

The wide-ranging and challenging content will also help you to develop your intellectual capacity, research, analytical and cognitive skills through the acquisition of knowledge, problem-solving and reasoning.

The programme can lead to a career in hospital management, outpatient care and public health, support service executives and many more roles in business and health.

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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fee: £3,536 (learn more)

Entry requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That’s why we take both academic and work-based experience into account when deciding if a student is eligible for a course. All of our potential students are assessed individually by a dedicated admissions team who will determine whether they are right for either our academic, open or work experience entry route onto our courses.

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