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Professional Doctorate Health Care Education

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    DHC - Doctorate in Healthcare

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    07-OCT-21

  • Duration

    7 years

Course summary

The aim of the course is to provide a unified approach to theory and practice within a professional context, so your learning is structured to allow you to develop your skills both in the workplace and within the university environment.

Depending on your individual circumstances, your study can be undertaken over the course of between 4 and 7 years. During this time, you will prepare two portfolios which chronical your development of expert practice in your workplace. In tandem, you also study taught modules at the University of Essex which provide you with the expertise in qualitative, statistical and other research methods required for researching healthcare.

Your own interests, experiences, and needs determine a great deal about how your course is structured, and what areas you focus on. A key part of demonstrating your expertise in your specialist area is the development of a 40,000-word dissertation on a relevant topic. Within the School we offer guidance and supervision in a wide range of areas which include amongst others:

  • Analysis of large scale surveys
  • Clinical decision making
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Consumerism and consumption in health care
  • Educational psychology
  • Health-related social movements
  • Health services research
  • Interpretative policy analysis of health care
  • The third sector and health care provision
  • Political economy of health care
  • Professional/clinical education and practice
  • Qualitative methods
  • Quantitative methodologies and analysis of large-scale datasets (panel and cohort studies)
  • Service evaluation and development
  • Social inequality and health
  • Social organisation of health care
  • Understanding and application of research in health settings

Application deadline

17 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 16,230per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

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