Course Descriptions


Hospital & Health Management


I. HSC-558: Principles &Functions of Hospital Management

This course offers a basic understanding of management concepts and their applications to hospital management. Students gain a perspective of the global healthcare industry and the managerial challenges facing the health sector especially in developing countries using case studies. Emphasis is placed on improvement in the face of increasing costs, competition, and limited human, material and financial resources. The course provides the background and context to understand and appreciate the emerging role of hospital management.
Topics to be covered include:
Health Care Industry, Importance of Hospital Management, Hospital Management Concepts, Service Quality, Functions, Support Systems, Operations Management, Finance and Cost Management, HR Management, Materials Management, Management Information System (MIS) in Hospitals, Practical Case Studies regarding Hospital Management.
Reference:
i. Rufino L Macagba, “Innovations in Hospital Management: Success with Limited Resources”, R L Macagba, 2010.
ii. G. D. Kunders:Hospitals: Facilities Planning and Management, Tata McGraw-Hill Education, 2004.

II. HSC-559: Health Economics &Financing

This course serves as a primer for the economic analysis of medical markets in relation with hospital management. It prepares students from various disciplines who wish to engage the central economic issues of their field—without extensive mathematics or highly technical analytical techniques. This course provides a formal analysis of costs, benefits, management and consequences of health care. Students learn how and why health and medicine are both like and unlike other economic goods, as well as knowledge about institutional features.
Topics to be covered include:
Cost–Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Medical Education, Organization, and Business Practices, Management and Regulation of Hospital Costs, Pharmaceuticals, Macroeconomics of Medical Care, History, Demography, and the Growth of Modern Medicine, International Comparisons of Health and Health Expenditures.
Reference:
i. Thomas E. Getzen, “Health Economics and Financing”, 5th Edition, Wiley, 2012
ii. Frank Sloan and Chee-Ruey Hsieh, “Health Economics”, The MIT Press, 2012

III. HSC-560: Leadership & Governance in Health

This course defines leadership and governance of the health sector and offers an approach to identify what information is needed to assess governance as well as methods and sources for collecting this information. Evidence shows a positive relationship between governance indices and measures of health performance and that is, effective health system governance engaging and regulating both public and private sector actors is crucial for achieving broader health objectives. This course offers a comprehensive review across areas that are critical to contemporary health care governance.
Topics to be covered include:
Finance, Compliance, Funding, Strategic Planning, Government Regulatory and Legal Issues, Current Trends in Health Care Governance Quality, Conflicts of Interest, Corporate Structure, Benchmark Governance Systems and Practices, Tools and Techniques to Enhance Performance and Contributions
Reference:
i. David B. Nash, William J. Oetgen, Valerie P. Pracilio, “Governance for Healthcare Providers: The Call to Leadership”, Productivity Press, 2008
ii. James E. Orlikoff, Dennis D. Pointer, “Board Work: Governing Health Care Organizations”, Jossey-Bass, 1999

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