In today’s health and social care environment, professionals need to manage and deliver health services in such a way that all people have access to services that are provided in ways that responds to their preferences, are coordinated around their needs, and are safe, effective, timely, efficient and of good quality.As the numbers of people with age-related comorbidity increases, so the growing complexity in their needs means that it has become more difficult to mobilize resources effectively to meet new demands.Moreover, people have become more articulate users of care services and cultural diversity demands increasingly more specific expertise amongst care professionals and care teams.The need to create more integrated systems of care delivery means that health care managers and professionals must take on new roles and learn new skills to develop the joint responsibility that will be needed for a more person-centered approach to care.
There is a need for future care professionals to understand not only the future content-related aspects in dealing with more complex cohorts of patients and service users, but also to become experts in the managerial and relational skills necessary in working in new multi-disciplinary teams and environments.The Integrated Care Design postgraduate programme offered by HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht is relevant to people working to achieve innovations in multi-disciplinary health and welfare delivery through service redesign. It is relevant to those working in municipal and health authorities, for insurers, within care providers, the third sector as well as patient associations. Students on the course should be competent managers, professionals or advocates who are well placed to make a significant contribution to the future development of innovations that promote integrated care in complex, multidisciplinary settings.
The course comprises 12 modules (6 each year) of ten weeks each that combines lecture content, group work, desk research and assignment writing.
In the first year students complete the following modules:
In order to be accepted students must possess the following:
If students do not meet the admission requirements, it is nonetheless possible that they may be admitted via an assessment where the higher professional education cognitive and work level can be demonstrated.Candidates who have completed a course of higher professional education or a comparable competency level in the field of health care and welfare are eligible for admission to this program.
At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.
At least two years of relevant work experience.
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