First term

During the first term, you are required to

Foundations of Management in Healthcare Organizations

Fundamental issues in organizational behaviour and management in a healthcare environment

  • Skills and competences for leadership
  • Strategy making
  • Human resource management
  • Performance management

Healthcare Systems & Policy

Major issues and analytical methods within healthcare systems and their policies from an international perspective

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Structure and dynamics of healthcare systems in high income countries and emerging economies
  • Comparative healthcare systems

Health Economics

Economics applied to health and healthcare

  • Microeconomics (demand theory, supply theory, partial and general equilibrium) applied to health and healthcare
  • Market failures and regulation
  • Macroeconomic analysis applied to healthcare systems

Issues in Public Health and Epidemiology

Introduction to principles and methods of epidemiology

  • Current issues in public health and epidemiology
  • Measure of occurrence, association and impact
  • Epidemiological research studies: intervention studies and observational studies
  • Secondary studies and evidence synthesis: systematic reviews and meta-analysis

Quantitative Methods in Healthcare Organizations

Mathematical and statistical techniques, and models of data analysis to assess values and assumptions, and support managerial decisions in the healthcare sector

  • Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
  • Contingency Analysis
  • Correlation analysis
  • Simple and multiple linear regression analysis
  • Cash Flows evaluation