Introduction to Management and Leadership in Health Services

  • Course level: All Levels


Get professional healthcare management training from a leading UK medical school

The complex nature of health services makes managing competing demands with limited resources extremely challenging for health professionals.

A number of Scottish Government reports have identified a need for health and social care staff to improve their leadership and management skills in order to provide safe, high-quality care.

On this microcredential, you’ll develop your understanding of the theories of management and leadership, and grow your adaptability, creativity, innovation, and analytical skills.

You’ll learn how to ensure collective leadership across staff grades, build effective multidisciplinary teams, and implement efficient ways of promoting the health and wellbeing of communities.

Engaging with health economics, equity, and clinical governance, you’ll evaluate the organisation and delivery of healthcare services and the principles underlying health service policy.

You’ll also critically assess the role of management and leadership in health services, and analyse the range of human and system failures that cause health organisations to underperform in crisis.

This microcredential meets the standards set by the Common Microcredential Framework.

What Will I Learn?

  • Assess the role of management and leadership in health services
  • Evaluate the organisation and delivery of health care services, including inter-organisational issues
  • Assess the principles underlying the development of health services and health service policy
  • Evaluate and apply the principles of quality assurance, clinical governance, and risk management in health services
  • Assess health intelligence data used in health service quality and improvement activities