Financial Accounting and Finance for Healthcare Organisations
Fundamentals of financial accounting
Finance and financial planning for healthcare organizations
Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs
Introduction to economic evaluation of health programmes and technologies, its potentials and constraints and how to critically appraise the validity of published studies
Through examining structures, policies, strategies, and managerial approaches of both public and private global actors (WHO, World Bank, Foundations such ad Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation or the Global Fund, and Non-Governmental Organisations), the GH&D specialization prepares students to become active actors in the achievement of equity in health for people worldwide. This Specialization provides students with an overview of challenges in the changing global scene in health-related policy making and management at the global level. It allows students to understand the key issues of health care systems, policies and management in low-income and emerging countries, and to develop most relevant skills to engage with international institutions and transnational non-state actors (including public-private partnerships, global philanthropies, corporations and non-governmental organizations).
If the students choose this specialization, they are likely to pursue a career in international organizations and institutions (e.g. the WHO), International NGOs, Global partnerships and other organisations involved in GH&D issues.
The GH&D specialization includes the following courses and seminars:
The HCM specialization is designed to develop managerial competences and create leaders and managers prepared to tackle all kinds of challenges. The courses focus on the hard skills for this sector: strategic planning, budgeting and performance measurement, organizational behaviour and design, quality development, IT management, operations management, human resource management, financial management, and innovation implementation.
Students will also gain a deep understanding of the soft skills required to be successful managers in healthcare environments, such as change management practices, group leadership, management of interpersonal relationships, and individual appraisal.
The specialization is designed with a particular attention to the specificities of hospitals, primary care organizations, nursing homes, rehabilitation centres, health maintenance organizations, and other integrated healthcare delivery systems, which are the target of future career for those who choose this specialisation.
The HCM specialization includes the following courses:
The P&MT specialization is focused on the dynamics of different industries (pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals and other technologies produced through biotechnological processes, medical devices and other medical technologies). Students learn about the regulatory environment, management issues and tools to assess and promote added value of emerging technologies: HTA (Health Technology Assessment), economic evaluation, pricing strategies, stakeholders’ management and marketing strategy.
Students choosing this specialization are likely to find positions in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical technology companies or consulting firms in areas such as Health Economics and Outcome Research, Market Access, Marketing Strategy, Public Affairs.
The P&MT specialization includes the following courses and seminars: