Managing Security and Risk in Healthcare Settings

Managing Security and Risk in Healthcare Settings

CPD, 12 weeks

This is for you if... you are an early career professional or an aspiring manager working in, or aspiring to work in, the Healthcare Security sector.

Course Description

This innovative course is the first of its kind in Healthcare Security. It has been designed to meet the differing needs of security managers at all stages of their career development.

If you are new to studying in Higher Education and this course will offer you a ‘taster’ of undergraduate study.

This course is particularly helpful if you are seeking opportunities to consolidate your professional experience by undertaking academic study as part of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) strategy. If you are a member of the Security Institute (SyI) Continuing Professional Development Scheme, this course will help you to maintain your CPD status.

After completing this course, you can choose to go on to further study. The academic credits you have attained on this CPD course will count as Accredited Prior Learning and exempt you from studying module 11 of the Foundation Degree in Security and Risk Management. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree, you can then progress onto the Security and Risk Management BA to complete your degree.

The aims and objectives of the course are:

  • To give you an excellent understanding of the internal and external threats to security in healthcare settings.
  • To appreciate the short and long-term impact of breaches of security on healthcare institution staff and end users.
  • To appreciate the particular issues involved in the management of risk and security in secure settings.
  • To explain and apply a range of risk management and crime prevention responses and strategies.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Key Facts
Start date
March and September each year
Department
Criminology
Contact

Social Science Distance Learning Team
css-dl@le.ac.uk
+44 (0)116 252 5780

Criminology website

Why Leicester?

Leicester is one of very few universities in the country to have its own area exclusively dedicated to researching and teaching criminology.

Criminology at Leicester is home to some of the UK’s leading criminologists, whose expertise covers topics from community policing and offending behaviour to hate crime, sentencing, prisons and probation.

We are a first point of contact for journalists needing information and advice on crime issues, and are regularly called upon by national and local governments to assist with policy development.

Course Structure

Unit 1

Unit 1

This course consists of four core units and a written assignment of 3,000 words, which together are worth the 20 academic credits required to pass the course.

Unit 1: Introduction to Healthcare

This unit provides an introduction to healthcare, healthcare systems and the associated care processes, as well as the physical environments in which healthcare is delivered, the personal involved in healthcare provision and the types of service users.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Unit 2

Unit 2

Unit 2: Security in the Healthcare Setting

This unit provides an introduction to healthcare-related internal security threats, external threats, and information and data security.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Unit 3

Unit 3

Unit 3: Healthcare Security risk Assessment

This unit provides an overview of the principles of risk assessment, a discussion of some risk assessment tools and techniques, and a review of risks relating to information technology and health data.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Unit 4

Unit 4

Unit 4: Prevention and Management

This unit explores the subjects of the challenges in managing security risks in healthcare settings, preventative measures and some aspects of management of the security function.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

This is a 12-week course delivered solely online using our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Blackboard.

The assessment for this CPD course consists of a written assignment of 3,000 words (100% of the final mark).

Supporting our students is a key part of what we do - especially if you have been out of education for a long time or are new to higher education. We aim to provide you with the support you may need in any aspect of your learning.

Induction - you'll have a two-week induction before the start of the course. The aim is to familiarise yourself with the University and Criminology at Leicester, staff and fellow students, and to show you the learning support that is available to you as a new student with us. Induction includes orientation around our Virtual Learning Environment – which will include virtually meeting your personal tutor and fellow students, our Student Handbook, links to the library and how to make the most of your studies at the University of Leicester.

Tutor support – you will be allocated a named tutor, who will support you throughout your studies, providing any clarification on academic topics, advice on assignments and any other support as required.

Study Skills workshop – this two-week online workshop runs near to the beginning of the course and covers topics relating to essay planning and writing, referencing and making the most of the library. Following on from your induction, this workshop will allow you to (virtually) meet up with some of your fellow students, take part in some learning activities and, at the end of each week, there is a ‘live’ chat session where tutors are available to discuss the topics covered in the workshop or any other concerns you may have at this early stage of the course.

Monthly Drop-In Question and Answer live ‘chat’ sessions – throughout your time on this CPD course, we also provide monthly drop-in Q and A sessions. These are two-hour drop-in sessions where tutors are online and available to answer any queries you may have about the course or your studies in real time. These sessions are also a good opportunity to chat to your fellow students.

Entry Requirements

We actively seek students with a wide variety of professional backgrounds and experiences. The Managing Security and Risk in Healthcare Settings CPD module is open to professional individuals working within or wish to work in healthcare security and we are happy to consider applicants who have an academic interest in this topic.

To apply please complete our online application form.  You will need to submit the following documents:

  • Your completed application form
  • Proof of English language competence (if applicable)

Once we receive your application and all supporting documents we aim make a decision about your application within five working days.

If your application is successful, confirmation will be sent to you by email with details of the next steps. If your application is unsuccessful we will notify you by email.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

Fees and Funding

  • Starting in September 2016 or March 2017

    • £1,017.50
  • Starting in September 2016 or March 2017

Career Opportunities

This CPD course gives you the key attributes and skills that you will need to progress within the sector. It will enhance your career and promotion prospects if you are an existing practitioner within this rapidly expanding and diversifying employment sector.

You'll also have the opportunity to progress from this Managing Security and Risk in Healthcare Settings CPD course to the Foundation Degree in Security and Risk Management and then on to the Security and Risk Management BA offered by Criminology at Leicester.

Careers

CPD is an essential element of career development and helps to enhance job prospects. Whether you're an employee looking to get ahead or an employer keen to develop the capabilities of your workforce, studying a CPD course with us will bring the resources of a leading University to your organisation.

Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
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Course
Managing Security and Risk in Healthcare Settings
Qualification
CPD
Duration
12 weeks, by distance learning
Start Dates
March and September each year
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