BSc (Hons) Health and Care Management

Health and Care Management

BSc (Hons)

Summary

Study level
Award
Degree
Location
Berlin or Online
Faculty of Business

Course Overview

Looking to study healthcare management? Already work in healthcare and want to progress to a management role? If so, Arden University’s Health and Care management course is the right step for you. Based at our Berlin campus in Germany, this degree offers a wealth of knowledge and skills you need to follow your passion and become an inspiring leader in healthcare management, while also immersing you in the exciting European lifestyle. 

Throughout the course you’ll explore important concepts including social responsibility, policy making, and politics and ethics in the worlds of health and healthcare management. You’ll also develop a wide range of sought-after transferable skills such as health promotion, financial control, budgeting, and resource planning, while gaining a full appreciation of the challenges faced by today’s healthcare professionals. 

So whether you’re thinking of starting a career in healthcare or are ready to step into a management position in your existing healthcare career, you’ll graduate from this course prepared to take on senior-level responsibilities in organisations across the globe.

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To further support your career development, this course is accredited by the Institute of Health & Social Care Management

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Course details and modules

Our health and care management course encompasses a wide variety of topics, including planning and managing resources, business analysis and inclusive practice.
The knowledge and skills you acquire throughout your time studying will leave you thoroughly prepared to fill a management position in the area of healthcare that interests you most.

Cemene Wellington

I chose to study with Arden University because the staff members were really supportive and nice. The course also fitted around my job. With Arden, I’ve finally learned to cope and understand my learning pattern, and my dyslexia. I’m on a Blended Learning degree, which involves a couple of days a week in the classroom with other students and tutors at Arden’s University centre in Ealing, West London plus fully supported online study.

Cemene Wellington
BA (Hons) Healthcare

Modules

You have 3-9 years to complete this healthcare management degree, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level; however, most of our students complete the course within 3-6 years. 

  • Essential Skills for Health & Care Management
  • Meeting the Needs of Service Users
  • Planetary Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Supporting Dignity and Respect Through Ethical Principles and Theories
  • Communication & Interprofessional Collaboration 
  • Leadership Theory & Concepts for Health & Care Management 
  • Fundamentals of Health & Care Finance 
  • Public Health
  • Resource Planning in Multidisciplinary Working
  • Digital Health Leadership
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Global Health and Sustainability
  • Health Analytics and Planning
  • Total Quality Management in Health & Care
  • Project Management
  • Final Project

How do we assess you?

On this blended learning healthcare management course, we choose a range of methods to keep track of how well you are progressing. These include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

Study options

This course is available to study full time through our blended learning study mode at our campus in Berlin, Germany. The course is also available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere or worldwide. 

Full time, blended learning

How does it work?

When you choose our blended learning study mode, you’ll have eight hours of timetabled classes spread over two days at our centrally located Berlin campus. This is combined with around 25 hours of independent study, which takes place through ilearn, our university campus in the cloud. ilearn contains all the resources you need to study successfully. You’ll also have access to our online library, BibliU, which contains almost half a million books, journals, and industry literature which you can make use of throughout your studies, removing the need to buy expensive course books in order to study successfully. 

Full time study in Berlin is the best option for students who prefer the structure of regular face to face classes with their tutor and fellow classmates, and is particularly suited to students who are attracted by the opportunity to move to Germany to study, where you can take advantage of the employment opportunities available for overseas students.

Please note: our campus classes are temporarily being conducted online in our virtual classroom due to Covid-19 restrictions. Face-to-face classes will resume once the current restrictions are lifted. 

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Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location.  

Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, BibliU, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy. 

Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

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Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

Eligibility

To be eligible to study this degree, we need to see that you have:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

We also usually ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your motivations to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant work experience.

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 60-78; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English; a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. Get in touch to find out more. 

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Saikou Sanyang

A degree from Arden University is your first step towards a rewarding position in the healthcare field. Our health and social care academic staff members have years of experience working in, studying, and researching their fields. We bring our own first-hand knowledge and professional expertise to the course, which adds even more value to your learning experience. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.

Saikou Sanyang
Principal Lecturer Healthcare Programmes

Career prospects

The BSc (Hons) Health and Care Management provides learners with not only just a degree, but the CMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. This will allow learners to gain key qualifications and professional competence in health and care management and leadership to start or enhance their careers. This qualification is accepted by the CQC and Skills for Care in application for Registered Manager positions in social care, demonstrating the quality of the course from both a management and health and care perspective.

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What will I gain from this degree?

When you graduate with your bachelor’s in health and care management you will have a wide range of transferable professional skills to take with you into any role you pursue. As a graduate you’ll have gained knowledge of:

  • Communicating and collaborating within a diverse team of professionals
  • The various complex social and political issues international healthcare professionals face
  • The basic principles of financial control and budgeting within a healthcare organisation
  • Serving others with a focus on maintaining respect and dignity 
  • Resource management and planning within a healthcare organisation

What can I do after Arden University?

After earning your bachelor’s degree, you can go on to work in the private or nonprofit sectors in a position related to your degree. As a graduate from our Berlin campus, you’ll also have the chance to apply for an 18-month post-study residence permit to work in Germany. 

With some additional training and education, you could enter positions including:

  • Residential care home or hospice management
  • Community healthcare roles (e.g. doctor's surgery, dental surgery, health clinic)
  • Home care settings
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Service Manager
  • Care Management 
  • Charity Officer
  • Community Development 

Industry skills

Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM)

The aim of the Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM) is to create a supportive professional body that is relevant in its activities and modern in its approach.

The IHSCM works with Arden University to enable its members to contribute to curriculum development and delivery, as well as enrolling all of Arden University’s School of Healthcare Management students into the Institute. As an Arden student, you’ll enjoy unlimited access to the IHSCM’s diverse range of events, conferences, workshops and networks as well as opportunities for mentoring and coaching.

Recently announcing the IHSCM’s partnership with Arden University, the IHSCM’s CEO, Jon Wilks, said:
“This is a wonderful partnership in the full sense of the word, enabling our members and Arden’s students to enjoy learning and development opportunities together. We are delighted at the potential for further collaboration that it provides and believe that this is a great template for development of health and social care education.”

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) 

This course awards a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect you with like-minded professionals

Skills for Care

Arden University is recognised as an Endorsed Provider of health and social care degree courses by Skills for Care, a trusted independent charity which works as a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK. Endorsement by Skills for Care is a recognition of the quality and delivery of the learning you will have during your studies at Arden University.

Business Graduates Association (BGA) 

Arden University’s Faculty of Business is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA).