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Commissioning (Health and Social Care)
|Length||3 Years Part-time|
The Postgraduate Certificate in Health and Social Care Commissioning has been specifically designed to take account of the changes that are taking place in the way services are commissioned and provided. It will appeal to practising health and social care professionals who wish to influence patient choice and provide world class quality care.
The programme recognises the increasing importance of leadership roles for both practitioners and commissioners of the future and will therefore be valuable to health and social care professionals in either practice or commissioning roles and across a range of care settings. Students have rated individual modules as valuable and have appreciated how lecturers, who are at the forefront of commissioning, have shown them the practical aspects of commissioning.
The underlying philosophy of the programme is that of lifelong learning and increasing inter-professional learning and working. It is expected that students studying the programme will become leaders in health and social care commissioning, and will be able to exercise higher levels of judgement and discretion.
This programme is delivered at the Riverside Campus in Chester.
The programme will be offered on a modular basis, one third of which will be delivered via e-learning. It is designed to meet the NHS Knowledge & Skills Framework (DH 2004) where applicable to the health and social care sector.
The postgraduate certificate contains three credited modules and can normally be completed within one year.
All modules are worth 20 credits at Level 7. All modules have internal integrity and can be linked together to form a coherent programme of learning, but they may also be undertaken as stand-alone modules or as options within other programmes.
|Code||Level||Module Name||Credits||Single Honours|
|NM7008||7||Health and Social Care Commissioning||20||Compulsory|
|NM7012||7||Leadership Development and Change||20||Compulsory|
|NM7062||7||Creativity and Innovation in Health and Social Care||20||Compulsory|
The overall assessment strategy is to employ a variety of methods to fully assess students' knowledge, understanding and intellectual skills.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Health and Social Care Commissioning uses the following methods of assessment:
All aspects of the assessment strategy will be used to evaluate transferable/key skills and, where relevant, mapped against national standards. Assessment methods are outlined within the module descriptors.
Further details are available in the programme management document and module handbooks.
This programme will appeal to students from a variety of backgrounds and workplaces, such as:
Students undertaking this programme may increase their employability where additional knowledge in health and social care commissioning is a desirable or an essential requirement. This may be applicable to many areas of potential employment within health, social, independent and voluntary sector organisations.