6 Credits (ECTS)
Change can come in different forms, be it growth, investment, cut backs, restructuring, technological advancement and market fluctuations; it is inevitable and without change a company or business gets stuck in a rut and eventually dies. In today’s fast changing world, a manager needs to be constantly on the alert for these changes and to ensure to plan and foresee such changes. Technological advances have brought about many changes in the Healthcare industry, both in the provision of Healthcare services and the supply/sale of Healthcare products and pharmaceuticals.
Healthcare Managers must therefore have their ‘finger on the pulse’ and constantly look out for changes in trends and ways through which to improve their product or service provision. This module will equip the learners with information on how to manage change in their organisation, from communicating a new vision, objective or target to colleagues, teams and other relevant stakeholders, to planning, developing and implementing the changes in the organisation. It will also encourage them to develop skills in coping with negative reactions to change, overcoming obstacles and facing challenges within their own organisation by equipping them with various useful tools and techniques.
Candidates who apply for this course must possess one of the following:
- a Level 6 degree in a related field;
- a Level 5 diploma or higher diploma and 5 years’ work experience in a supervisory or managerial role.
Preference is given to applicants having a Level 6 degree in a discipline related to the healthcare industry and a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in management within the sector.
The programme is mainly targeted at:
- nurses and midwives;
- nursing managers;
- ward managers;
- clinic/department managers;
- social workers;
- professionals allied to medicine, such as paramedics;
- staff within the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries;
- general managers without clinical qualifications.
The programme aims to prepare you for senior posts such as that of chief executive officer, managing director or head of department of any healthcare entity such as a hospital, clinic or ward, amongst others.
How you’ll be assessed
You will complete a combination of written and practical assessments, which will vary depending on the module choices you make. You can expect to complete coursework and exams, as well as presentations and reports.