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Integrated Healthcare Practice and Strategic Leadership (with CMI recognition) PgDip

Integrated Healthcare Practice and Strategic Leadership (with CMI recognition) PgDip

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Full time | Luton Campus | 9 months | OCT-23

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Full time


9 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Studies Nursing Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

This course is designed for students with a background (clinical or non-clinical) in health and social care, and/or relevant experience, who aspire to support, lead and manage transformative healthcare provision, in the UK and abroad.

The course advances your understanding of the opportunities and strategies for integrating hospital and community services, including local services, GP partnerships, local authorities, and other healthcare and voluntary sector bodies.

You are encouraged to adopt a critical lens when exploring the role of digital care records and single-assessment care plans, as well as the challenges of planning cost-effective funding and joined-up care, when aiming to improve health outcomes. There are also optional units on health informatics and public-health advocacy.

Why choose this course?

  • Get hands-on experience through field trips, visits and other work-related learning opportunities with our place-based partnerships in Bedfordshire
  • Teaching led by research-active experts in the field of health services research, partnership development and informatics
  • Develop your transferable skills in presentations, bid-writing, evaluation and conducting action-based research
  • The course offers you the opportunity to progress to complete a Master’s degree

How will this course improve my career prospects?

Career opportunities include health services evaluation and research manager; health informatics/data analyst; health economist; health policy adviser; mental health liaison practitioner; health-related project business manager/coordinator; client-care manager; data quality and assurance leads; digital health/primary care transformation project leads; health/quality improvement/implementation officer; HR; workforce development lead. Progressing on to the Master’s opens up the opportunity for further postgraduate and research studies.


Collaborative Leadership In Integrated Health And Care Systems (ASS133-6) - Core
Strategic Management And Leadership Of Organisational Mental Health And Wellbeing (ASS135-6) - Core
The Principles And Application Of Health Economics (ASS134-6) - Core
Research Methods 1 : Setting Deep Foundations (ASS129-6) - Core
Research Methods 2 : Design, Data Collection And Ethics (ASS130-6) - Core

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

University information

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern university with a vibrant and cosmopolitan student population that includes around 20,000 students from over 100 countries. It offers a wide variety of research-informed courses, which believes in nurturing students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens. Bedfordshire has campuses located in: Luton Bedford Milton Keynes Aylesbury Putteridge Bury The...more