Managing Health and Social Care (Online Distance Learning), Postgrad.Cert.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
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The University of Edinburgh Online
The provision of health and social care services is being transformed. These transformations are driven by a shift in policy culture towards more flexible person-centred and outcomes-focussed models of care.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Central to this shift is the greater integration of the complex network of service providers that is mobilised around the care of an individual, particularly individuals with complex, or “wicked”, issues.

More effective collaboration between health and social care services is generally considered to be key to providing fit-for-purpose services in the 21st century.

The programme equips students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of:

  • Co-production and the use of assets to promote service integration.
  • Methodologies relevant to eliciting feedback, reflection and analysis of data that relate to quality and survive improvement.
  • Fundamental concepts of leadership and management as well ways to translate theory into workplace settings.
  • Critiquing academic literature, that relates to their specific sphere of responsibility.
Students will gain essential skills needed by senior practitioners and managers. These include:
  • A critical understanding of the role of research and evidence based health and social care.
  • A critical understanding of systematic and purposeful enquiry in the context of health and care integration
  • The ability to deal with complex issues, both on a practical and ethical level, which are core to integrated services.


Their courses are accredited by:
  • The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
  • The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)
  • The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC)
  • The last evaluation was in 2015.
In 2014/15, 93% of our students who sat the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) achieved a pass. A total of 56 of the 60 candidates.The degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) is the equivalent of the North American Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and has the same standing worldwide.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Managing Projects in a Multi-agency Environment
  • Leadership: Exploring Your Potential
  • Mentoring and Coaching for service change across organisational boundaries

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
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Academic Requirements

To apply for the PG Cert Managing Health and Social Care, students should normally have the following:
  • Relevant work experience and current employment in a health or social care role with management responsibilities.
  • An undergraduate degree.
  • The submission of a personal statement.
  • Lower qualifications may be considered at the discretion of the Post Graduate team in Nursing Studies and Programme Director of Integrated Service Improvement programme.
  • Access to a computer with internet connection that enables course content to be accessed.

Tuition Fee Per Module

  • GBP 520 International
  • GBP 520 EU/EEA

*per 10 credit


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