Online Learning

Online Learning 2018-03-01T13:07:44+00:00

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs. If face-to-face learning and having the chance for discussion with other learners and trainers sounds good to you then we can offer this.

If you prefer to study in your own time and at your own speed, then one of our online learning packages might better fit your needs. Or we can offer blended packages which incorporate the best of both.

Our aim is to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to increase value and we have five modules focused on the key issues for the new paradigm shown in the arrow diagram.

This module bundle package includes:

Module 1 – Creating personalised and population healthcare
Module 2 – Increasing Triple Value: Improving outcomes and optimising resource use
Module 3 – Developing the third dimension of healthcare: population-based systems
Module 4 – Creating the new culture
Module 5 – Personalisation: The other side of the coin to population healthcare

Access to package: 6 months from purchase
Price: £116 (excl of VAT)

For more information on each module please look below at an individual summary of each one.

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Module 1 – Creating personalised and population healthcare

Professor Sir Muir Gray explaining the context of this module

The learning objectives for this module are:

  • To differentiate between structural re-organisation and transformation of healthcare
  • To identify the healthcare revolutions of the last 100 years and the paradigm shifts of the last 50 years
  • To outline the healthcare paradigm for the next 20 years
  • To introduce the concepts of ‘unwarranted variation’ and ‘overuse’

By the end of this module you will be able:

  • To describe the main healthcare revolutions of the last 100 years and discuss the distinctive features of the Third Healthcare Revolution
  • To understand how and why the concept of ‘value’ or ‘Triple Value’ has developed
  • To explain the need for ‘population healthcare’
  • To define the limitations of structural reform and identify the shift that needs to be made from bureaucracy-based healthcare to population-based healthcare

Duration: 90 minutes approx
Access to module: 6 months from purchase
Price: £29 (Excl of VAT)

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Module 2 – Increasing Triple Value: Improving outcomes and optimising resource use

Professor Sir Muir Gray explaining the context of this module

The learning objectives for this module are:

  • To analyse the reasons for the increasing need and demand for healthcare
  • To define the term ‘value’, and explore the evolution of its meaning in healthcare
  • To distinguish between ‘efficiency’ and ‘value’
  • To outline the concept of ‘Triple Value’
  • To define the terms ‘waste’, ‘stewardship’ and ‘resources’ and show their importance to the achievement of value
  • To highlight the importance of identifying unwarranted variation and the possible reasons for it
  • To describe the problems of ‘overuse’ and ‘underuse’ of healthcare interventions
  • To explore how personal value and allocative value can be increased

By the end of the module you will be able:

  • To identify the ways in which it is possible to mitigate the main factors increasing the need and demand for healthcare
  • To distinguish between the economic and the moral meanings of the word ‘value’
  • To explain how overuse, and the harm from overuse, is an inevitable consequence of increasing investment in healthcare
  • To communicate the three components of the concept of ‘Triple Value’
  • To describe resource allocation and distinguish between the different levels of decision that determine the value derived from resources
  • To outline the responsibility of clinicians and patient organisations in resource allocation

Duration: 120 minutes approx
Access to module: 6 months from purchase
Price: £29 (Excl of VAT)

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Module 3 – Developing the third dimension of healthcare: population-based systems

Professor Sir Muir Gray explaining the context of this module

The learning objectives for this module are:

  • To explain what is meant by the terms ‘system’, ‘programme’ and ‘programme budget’
  • To understand the characteristics of ‘open’ and ‘closed’ systems
  • To understand the characteristics of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ systems
  • To clarify the language of systems as used in healthcare, including ‘integrated care’ and population accountability
  • To examine what is meant by complexity in healthcare and the role of ‘complex adaptive systems’
  • To outline the seven steps in system design
  • To explain how networks deliver systems of care

By the end of this module you will be able:

  • To define what is meant by a system, and how systems relate to programmes and programme budgets
  • To show how the concept of systems relates to those of integrated care, accountable care organisations and accountable care systems
  • To identify the ways in which the objectives for a system differ from the aim of a system
  • To set a series of objectives for a system
  • To define the scope of a system
  • To outline the different types of criteria or measures that can be used to monitor progress towards meeting system objectives
  • To explain how systems can increase the technical value of a health service
  • To define the term ‘action learning’ and the role of a community of practice

Duration: 90 minutes approx
Access to module: 6 months from purchase
Price: £29 (Excl of VAT)

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Module 4 – Creating the new culture

Professor Sir Muir Gray explaining the context of this module

The learning objectives for this module are:

  • To define what is meant by ‘culture’ and ‘subculture’, and relate these concepts to healthcare
  • To analyse how culture change in industry has influenced healthcare
  • To explain the relationship of culture to systems and structure in health services
  • To explore the relationship between leadership and culture
  • To outline the three main steps in appraising an organisation’s culture
  • To describe the six steps that can be taken to create an appropriate healthcare culture for the 21st century – developing subcultures of collaboration and stewardship

By the end of the module you will be able:

  • To assess the part that language plays in shaping and changing a culture
  • To use examples from industry to convince colleagues of the importance of culture in the transformation of healthcare
  • To explain how to create the culture necessary to minimise waste and optimise value
  • To explain the importance of leadership to creating the ‘right’ culture in healthcare organisations
  • To appraise the culture of a healthcare organisation
  • To take steps to influence the culture or subcultures of an organisation

Duration: 90 minutes approx
Access to module: 6 months from purchase
Price: £29 (Excl of VAT)

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Module 5 – Personalisation: The other side of the coin to population healthcare

Professor Sir Muir Gray explaining the context of this module

The learning objectives for this module are:

  • To describe the evolution of personalisation in healthcare and the importance of patient values in the process of personalisation
  • To define the relationship between personalised medicine and patient-centred care, and between personalised medicine and precision medicine
  • To highlight the developing language of healthcare decision-making and define key terms including ‘preference-sensitive decision-making’, the ‘silent misdiagnosis’, ‘values-based decision-making and ‘shared decision-making’
  • To review the implications of a recent legal ruling for the process of obtaining ‘informed consent’ in the UK
  • To outline and contrast the traditional and personalised approaches to decision-making
  • To identify the obstacles to personalisation and how they can be overcome

By the end of the module you will be able:

  • To differentiate between ‘personalised’ and ‘precision’ medicine
  • To outline the relevance and importance of ‘patient-centred care’, ‘preference-sensitive decision-making’, the ‘silent misdiagnosis’ and ‘shared decision-making’ to the personalisation of care
  • To identify the key points of differentiation between the traditional approach to decision-making and the personalised approach to decision-making
  • To explain the implications of the recent legal ruling in the UK for professional practice during shared decision-making
  • To describe the principles for evidence-based personalised decision-making
  • To identify the obstacles to increasing the personalisation of care and how they can be overcome

Duration: 90 minutes approx
Access to module: 6 months from purchase
Price: £29 (Excl of VAT)

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