Introduction to Surgical Management and Leadership
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|Dates||Mon 19 to Fri 23 May 2014|
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The Introduction to Surgical Management and Leadership course provides a greater understanding of how organisations work and the key role of the consultant surgeon within it. This increased understanding gives the chance to become much more effective in initiating and managing quality change.
Offered by Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences and the Department for Continuing Education’s CPD Centre, the taught week is led by Professor Richard Canter, Head of School of Surgery, Severn Deanery, NHS Education South West. It features face-to-face lectures and tutorials in small groups.
The course is a one-week module from the Surgical Science and Practice programme. It can be taken as a stand-alone short course or as part of the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice.Please send me an email about future Introduction to Surgical Management and Leadership courses.
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"I loved the flexibility of the course. It allowed good, in depth discussion with the faculty. The role playing scenario at the end of the week was a fantastic way of summarising and applying all that was taught during the week. I have learnt more about leadership and management in five days of this course than six years of working! Definitely recommended."
The Introduction to Surgical Management and Leadership course illustrates the various ways in which finance, healthcare markets, organisational systems, and professionalism operate together. The relationship between these factors generates three basic themes:
- Healthcare systems in the NHS and other models of healthcare
- Individual professionalism and leadership in creating quality healthcare
- Developing the business case for quality.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Understand the different drivers for improvement in healthcare systems that exist in the UK and the world including their advantages and disadvantages;
- Understand the difficult decisions facing all healthcare systems;
- Appreciate the role of individual clinicians in improving healthcare quality and productivity in different systems;
- Have an understanding of themselves as a professional;
- Understand the role of the professional in improving quality;
- Understand the role of leadership in quality improvement;
- Understand of the role of leadership in organisational change;
- Understand the purpose and nature of a business case;
- Equip participants with the tools to create, market and implement their own business case.
At the end of the week there will be the opportunity to apply these elements in an imaginary surgical case study and to examine the individual's role as they participate in managing competing organisational interests.
Class sizes are kept small to allow full interaction with tutors. Study before and after the course is supported by a rich virtual learning environment.
"I was pleasantly surprised at how approachable the faculty were. From very early on the lines between faculty and delegate were blurred and it was refreshing to be treated as a fellow colleague rather than mentor and student."
This course can be taken:
- as a 5 day short course (for credit or not for credit)
- as part of the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice
This course will be held at the Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, Oxford.
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Short course participants who do not wish to undertake the assessed work required for academic credit but who do satisfy the course attendance requirements will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The pdf sample above is an illustration only, and the wording will reflect the course and dates attended.
Those successfully completing the couse for credit can apply to receive a CATS point transcript.
Assessment will be based on submission of a set written assignment, not exceeding 4,000 words.
Those wishing to may apply to take the course with accreditation. The University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education offers Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points for the course. Participants attending at least 75% of the taught course and successfully completing assessed assignments are eligible to earn credit equivalent to 20 CATS-equivalent points which may be counted towards a postgraduate qualification.
Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms are rated 3-star, and come with free high-speed internet access and TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.
The course fee includes:
- Course materials
- Refreshments and a three course lunch on each day of the course
- Access to the following University of Oxford libraries and services:
- Radcliffe Science Library
- Rewley House Continuing Education Library
- Bodleian Libraries e-Resources
- Access to facilities from the Department of Continuing Education, including:
- The Graduate School
- WebLearn virtual learning environment
- Wi-fi access through Oxford Wireless LAN (OWL).
Before making your application for this short course, please ensure that you have read the terms and conditions which can be found towards the bottom of this page.
Please see the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice page for more information regarding module fees when taking this course as a part of the MSc Programme.
ScholarshipsSources of funding for courses in Surgical Science and Practice: external grants, awards, scholarships and bursaries
Details of funding opportunities including grants, bursaries and scholarships are available here.
- Programme Fee
- For students enrolled on the MSc: £1575.00
- Stand-alone short course fee: £1890.00
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How to apply
This course is part of the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice. If you would like to apply for the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice please visit the programme page.
To apply for a module as a short course please use the documents below.
Applications deadline: 5 May 2014
Places on the course are limited, so early application is strongly recommended. Your application will require a copy of your CV, and if you wish to take the course for credit, a reference. Once we have received your completed application it will be considered by the admissions panel.
If your chosen course is full it is possible to submit a completed application form which, if successful, will be added to the waiting list. You will then be given the opportunity to attend should a place become available.
If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)1865 286954 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can apply for this course in the following ways:
- Apply by post, email or fax
- Short Course Application Form .
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