The courses are aimed at aspiring health and care system leads and managers who want to understand, critically analyse and provide solutions for the challenges faced by health systems and healthcare organisations. Students will develop the insights and skills to manage the changes required to meet those challenges and establish a culture of improvement across integrated systems. The course content is informed by the latest research findings in the relevant disciplines and underpinned by practical applications.
David Grant, Simulation and Inter-professional Learning Lead for Medicine at the University of Bristol Medical School and one of the course leaders, said:
“Over the past 15 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has consistently raised concerns on a number of challenges faced by health systems globally. The WHO has called for dramatic reforms in the organisation of health systems and delivery of services, including the need to focus on patient safety and service quality, to integrate care pathways and to make better use of innovations in technology and clinical advances. To help support these changes, healthcare professionals from a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to expand their skills beyond traditional disciplinary barriers.
“Answering the WHO call to action, we have developed two courses collaboratively between the Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. This ensures that students will benefit from the knowledge of leading academics from across disciplines and healthcare experts.”
Sabi Redwood, lead for the Research and Enquiry Unit and NIHR ARC West Deputy Director, said:
“The courses aim to create a new generation of professionals and managers who understand, critically analyse and provide solutions for the challenges faced by health and care systems and organisations providing care and services to diverse populations. We hope to equip them with the necessary insights and skills to manage the changes required to meet those challenges, and establish a culture of organisational learning focussing on continued proactive improvement of integrated health and care delivery.”