Dip HE Practice Management

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Key course details

Location Lancaster, Online
Duration Full-time, 1 Year, Part-time, 2 Years
Start date January 2020
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Is now the time to boost your career? Whether you aspire to lead a team or manage change, our course will enhance your professional development.

We’ve designed this flexible course in collaboration with healthcare professionals and around employers’ expectations so that you can learn at a pace to suit you, while bolstering your professional knowledge and skills in operational and strategic management in the Primary Care Setting.

You can build on your existing qualification, building up to 120 credits at level 5, which will enable you to continue to study at degree level, should you wish.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

Our course is a great choice if you want to make a difference in a Primary Care Setting.

You’ll enhance your understanding of and competence in managing a busy, effective and competitive practice environment.

  • Choose to study at our Lancaster campus or complete the course entirely by distance learning
  • Study full or part-time
  • Study on a modular basis so you don’t need to commit to the full course – learning at your own, comfortable pace
  • Range of modules to choose from to suit your interests and employment needs
  • All tutors are experienced clinicians and practitioners in the NHS
  • Close support and guidance throughout your studies from a personal tutor
  • Interactive online classrooms give you the opportunity to debate and discuss real life scenarios and experiences with fellow students
  • We’ve extensive experience as CPD distance learning providers
  • Bring your previous university credit with you – whether from us or another institution. We have generous allowances for the accreditation of prior learning (APL)
  • Add a specific title to your degree to reflect the subject area you’ve focused on (student-defined pathway)

If you have the ambition, we’ll teach you to make a difference to your communities’ health and wellbeing through effective management and leadership.

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