This one-year intercalated BSc in Management in Primary Care is designed for medical students who want to prepare themselves for working in primary care and community, public health or management. The course modules are designed to help students develop critical appraisal skills and knowledge of research methods, as well as how to effectively manage a health care organisation. The ability to effectively manage organisations and make difficult decisions around budget allocations is more important than ever with the creation of the Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Fifty per cent of medical graduates may enter general practice and this course is designed to help students develop these essential extra skills. Our BSc in Management in Primary Care allows students to gain clinical experience alongside the learning of academic skills which can be applied to all aspects of the medical field.
This is a full-time degree lasting for one academic year. In the autumn term, you will focus on research methods and analysis for understanding the different models of the patient/doctor consultation, determinants of health, public health, primary care systems, and the management of health organisations. You will be attached to a GP Practice and in the spring term, you will spend at least one day a week in a GP practice working on a research project. All students will then be supported to write up the research findings for academic publication. During spring term, you will be able to take a number of optional modules at the Kent Business School.
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