Short courses
Health & Social Care

Interdependent Working

University Certificate in Postgraduate Continuing Education:

This award is suitable for all health and social care and related professionals who are involved in or working towards interdependent working.

Course information

Part-time

  • January - May, 6 study days in 3 x 2 day blocks.

More part-time details

  • 20 Credits, Masters level
  • Enrolment date: September and January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £510

Contact details

Further information

The aim of the award is to develop a critical appreciation of the context and complexities of interdependent working in health and social care. You develop a systematic and critical understanding of models and the key skills required to develop interdependence, in the context of the health and social care modernisation agenda.

This award aims to:

  • develop a critical appreciation of the context and complexities of interdependent working in health and social care
  • critically evaluate different models and the key skills required to develop interdependent working in the context of the health and social care modernisation and improvement agenda.

Award content includes:

  • principles of interdependent working
  • concept of interdependent practice
  • collaborative models
  • user and public involvement
  • inter-disciplinary working and leadership
  • emotional intelligence
  • power and political astuteness
  • influencing, negotiating and presentation skills
  • working across professional boundaries
  • ethical leadership
  • understanding organisational and group culture
  • case studies of real examples of national/local good practice of partnership working.

Teesside University Middlesbrough Campus.

How you learn

The award content is delivered over three blocks of two days, with the sixth study day allocated to the student presentations for Part 1 of the summative assessment. Learning and teaching strategies include seminars, group work and the use of case studies to encourage student participation, debating of issues and sharing of experiences thus facilitating ongoing formative feedback.

The summative assessment is in two parts:

Part 1 – you are required do a presentation to peers, encompassing a clear and concise critical evaluation of interdependent working within a specific context in your own area of work. You may choose your own style of presentation and will have 15 minutes to address all of the assessment criteria with five minutes for questions from your peers and assessors.

Formative processes will facilitate your choice of service improvement and interdependent working context by the end of the first block in Week 1. This assessment is completed in Week 35 of the award.

Part 2 – this is a written paper of 2,000 words which critically evaluates your own area of interdependent working. This is submitted in Week 43 of the award.

Career opportunities

Working with others in organisations demonstrating leadership skills.

Entry requirements

You normally have an honours degree in a health or social care-related subject or equivalent work-based experience. If you have with other qualifications you may be considered if you can provide evidence of the ability to study at master's level.

Course information

Part-time

  • January - May, 6 study days in 3 x 2 day blocks.

More part-time details

  • 20 Credits, Masters level
  • Enrolment date: September and January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £510

Contact details

Further information