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In collaboration with Kent Business School, CHSS is developing the following bespoke Postgraduate taught programmes in International Healthcare Leadership and Management, for Managers working within European and Canadian health systems. 

  • Masters (MSc) in International Healthcare Leadership and Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma International Healthcare Leadership and Management
  • Postgraduate Certificate in International Healthcare Leadership and Management

    Global pharmaceutical company Abbvie are funding the set-up and development of the course programmes through their European Office in Paris. Kent Business School are providing expertise in management, leadership and marketing. CHSS will deliver the student-funded courses to run next year and beyond 2016, through flexible learning with time spent on Kent University’s Canterbury campus.

    The programmes address new approaches to health care management within and across NHS, EU and other global health systems. They will meet an identified need for learning focused on skills for health leaders to effectively manage a changing health environment and ever-increasing demands on health systems.

    Developed countries are facing the challenge of adapting to approaches to health care that focus on how services are organised and managed. Organisations are tending to become smaller with flatter structures and as they cope with more complex delivery settings, they must adopt collaborative, integrated working.

    Learning from the modules will be immediately transferable to the workplace. The programmes complement and develop recent CHSS work supporting healthcare managers in adapting to structural changes and shifts in health care delivery. 
    CHSS Research Fellows Ferhana Hashem and Rowena Merritt are leading on module development and learning objectives, supported by Research Assistant Catherine Marchand.

Start date: 01/08/2015 End date: ongoing
Funder: AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals
Funding: £41,711

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Last Updated: 08/06/2018