Integrated Care (PgCert)



About the course

The design and delivery of healthcare is constantly evolving and this course is for health and social care professionals who want to apply the latest ideas to their practice.

The core unit will give you the opportunity to debate the transformational possibilities of integrated pathways of care. You will then select an optional unit. You could choose to examine ways in which services are set up for defined groups, or you might want to study how services could be transformed.

Choose Integrated Care PgCert at Bedfordshire and:

  • Study the skills that underpin the development of critical thinking, reasoning, decision-making and judgment that are vital to the transformation of healthcare practices
  • Explore the ways in which political, economical, societal, cultural and technological advances are impacting upon service design and delivery, and leading to a wide reaching change agenda
  • Develop an understanding of professional, practice and policy guidelines, and take the opportunity to engage with issues where legal and ethical principles are put to use, such as in decisions about the allocation of resources
  • Gain the ability to adopt a problem-orientation towards current healthcare practices, and learn how to extend current approaches to delivering care
  • Benefit from a teaching approach that models and supports work between near-peers in paired and small groups, and prepare for inter-professional and inter-organisational activities.





Integrated Care - (PgCert) - University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via - DIRECT ENTRY
  • Course level - Postgraduate
  • UCAS Code -
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Attendance - | Part-time day
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Why choose this course?

Choose this part-time course if you wish to

  • engage with contemporary debates about the transformation of healthcare services
  • improve the quality of care provided for the patients and populations you work with
  • develop approaches to integrated care in your own locality

This part time course is designed for health and social care professionals including those involved in efforts to transform healthcare services, be it as providers, commissioners or leaders of care.

It combines one core unit (Principles of Integrated Care) with one optional unit which either focuses on care needs of a defined population or develops approaches to the transformation of healthcare services through effective leadership

Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

Units

  • Principles Of Integrated Care (CEL009-6) Compulsory

How will I be assessed?

The course assessment strategy is closely aligned to the teaching and learning strategy which is designed to have: immediate professional relevance; draw on expertise-by-experience; foster active learning and be leaner-centred in approach. A distinct feature of the course is the range of assessment tasks, including those that allow students to undertake workplace relevant assessments that can have an immediate impact in practice.

The core unit, Principles of Integrated Healthcare has three linked assessments, one formative and two  summative. The formative assessment requires students to produce an extended, working definition of `integrated healthcare which draws on key debates in the literature and policy landscape. The first summative assessment is a data exercise where students are required to provide an overview of the current pathways of care offered to a defined care population, within their locality. This data exercise draws upon publicly available data sets and is presented as a briefing report for commissioners. Your report should include your evidenced critique of the current situation.

The final summative assessment is based upon elicited narratives of care, from individuals within your defined care population. A key question guiding this study is `how could we do things differently, to have a positive impact on patients experiences of care?

The students choice of optional unit will determine the assessment tasks undertaken. These include journals, patient information literature, presentations, case studies and portfolios.

Assessment is supported in a range of ways including: comprehensive assessment briefs; use of formative assessment techniques (which are embedded within summative assessment tasks); through use of exemplar answers (including those previously submitted by students where possible); through rehearsing approaches to assessment tasks during contact sessions; through scheduled tutorials which focus on academic literacies including literature search, critique and referencing skills.

Students receive feedback on submitted work within 15 working days and can discuss their work in scheduled tutorials and/or office time. Students are also able to access central support services designed to support the development of study skills and academic writing.

Entry requirements

Applicants should be health or social care professionals (which includes those with leadership and management roles in health and /or social care settings).

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This course supports the development of critical thinking, reasoning and decision-making; these skills are vital to high-level healthcare practice. This course provides opportunities to engage in contemporary debates about the design and delivery of healthcare services to meet the needs of individuals and populations. This develops awareness of successful approaches to leading and managing change. Together these skills support your employability and prepare you for future roles.



Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.



Fees and funding

  • Fees are £2,267

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

  • Fees are £4,000

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

UK/EU

See UK/EU Postgraduate students for full information on fees and funding.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

International

A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See Fees and Funding for International Students for full information.

Facilities

Our flagship £34m Campus Centre is funky and functional. It brings together all our student services, social and learning spaces, and a 240-seat lecture theatre under one roof.

The Campus Centre building is connected to the rest of the University and the first floor acts as a one-stop shop for all students services.

Designed for work as well as play, the Campus Centre incorporates relaxed learning zones with Wi-Fi access.

It also features the Students' Union support services and executive offices alongside places to eat

Accommodation at Luton

Our contemporary en-suite accommodation features 852 fully-furnished flats, just part of our accommodation offering of more than 1,500 study rooms.

This exciting new facility includes:

  • state-of-the-art IT and AV equipment
  • informal and quiet learning spaces
  • two Harvard-style lecture theatres
  • a student lounge and cafe

Luton campus is home to the following departments:

  • Business
  • Media, Art and Design
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Whatever degree you choose the facilities will be first class:

  • New facilities in the Computing and Media departments
  • Business facilities including pioneering Business Pods and a Law Moot Court
  • Dedicated laboratories for psychology, sport and exercise science, biomedical science and forensics
  • Multi-camera HDTV and radio studios
  • Art and design studios

Town centre location

The Luton campus is right in the centre of town next to a large shopping mall and within easy walking distance of the student halls, train and bus stations.

Directions to Luton campus

Luton is the largest town in Bedfordshire and is approximately 50km north of London.

It has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe, and central London is only a 30-minute train journey away.

Luton is has excellent transport links to other cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Milton Keynes. London Luton Airport is located just 2.5km from the Luton campus.

How to Apply

  • UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

  • EU students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or apply online

  • International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country.

    You can also apply online

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