Program is designed to develop health care leaders for a rapidly changing world.

This accelerated program provides a rigorous and comprehensive academic experience with a career-building residency.

The PG Diploma Health Administration is a professional diploma that emphasizes the conceptual, analytical, and applied skills required to advance into management careers in hospitals and health systems, top tier consulting firms and other health care related businesses.

The curriculum includes a wide variety of courses and opportunities to study current economic, social, technical, and marketplace issues that are directly influencing the health sector. Required courses provide students with a thorough grounding in the U.K. healthcare system.

 

COMPETENCY MODEL 

It is the Program's goal that by the time students have successfully completed the course work and administrative residency, they will have mastered the competencies outlined in the following domains. 

Translate and apply financial, economic, market and performance information and models to improve and optimize organizational performance (technical/analytical domain)

 

·       Financial Capability: the ability to use financial information and analytical tools to evaluate short and long term options and goals to monitor financial performance

 

·       Budget Management: the knowledge and ability to prepare, monitor and manage budgets

 

·       Market Analysis: the ability to apply economic models and marketing data to health care sector events and trends

 

·       Operations Management and Performance Measurement: the ability to apply quantitative and qualitative tools and models to analyze and improve performance

·       Information Technology: the ability to understand and utilize management information technology and decision support tools

·       Epidemiology/Biostatistics: the ability to combine appropriate epidemiological concepts and statistical methods to be used in the prevention of disease, the development of evaluation and the improvement of health

 

Demonstrate knowledge of the healthcare system and environment in which health services are provided (healthcare environment domain)

 

·       Legal Environment : knowledge of federal, state and local laws effecting the delivery of health care and related services

·       Financial and Reimbursement Environment: knowledge of the health care economic, financial and reimbursement environments

·       Regulatory Environment: knowledge of the health care regulatory environment and the ability to adapt to its changes

·       Health Policy Environment: knowledge of the effect of health policy on providers, payers and populations

·       Provider Environment: knowledge of different types of provider organizations, the clinical professions and their influence on the quality and cost of care

 

Develop and define a vision, take initiative, provide direction, manage change, and participate in the planning, development and monitoring required to establish and achieve organizational goals (management and leadership practice domain)

 

·       Accountability: the willingness and ability to hold oneself and others answerable for meeting standards of performance

·       Professionalism: the consistent demonstration of integrity, ethical behavior and respect for others

·       Health Services Management: the application of theories, principles and tools of management science, patient safety, quality improvement, and service excellence to the management and governance of health services and related organizations

·       Strategic Management: the ability to use strategic management models and tools in the analysis, planning and development of organizational goals and objectives

·       Innovation and Creativity: the ability to identify opportunities to improve systems and procedures, and offer new ideas

·       Leadership: the willingness and ability to take charge and initiate action toward achieving organizational goals

·       Change Management: the knowledge and ability to manage, support and adapt to the need for organizational change

·       Influence: the ability to effectively promote ideas and help shape the opinions of others

·       Initiative: the ability to take action without being asked and offer solutions and options

·       Team Leadership: the ability to promote team performance, balance giving direction and support for team process, and promote consensus to achieve goals

·       Systems Thinking: the ability to analyze, understand and describe an organization from a systems perspective

·       Human Resources Management: the ability to effectively utilize human resources and maximize the organization’s investment in its human capital

·       Communication: the ability to clearly and effectively communicate ideas and information both orally and in writing to individuals and groups

·       Public Presentation: the ability to deliver clear, persuasive and organized presentations

Communicate effectively; manage relationships and influence individuals and groups to take action in the pursuit of organizational goals (interpersonal understanding and relationship management domain)

·       Interpersonal Understanding: the ability to listen effectively and empathetically in order to understand and identify with others’ interests, concerns, and needs

·       Relationship and Network Management: the ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships and build networks with people to achieve organizational goals

·       Collaboration: the ability to work effectively in a team with colleagues and staff to achieve a shared purpose or goal

·       Cultural Competency: the ability to work effectively and respect the differences in others’ culture, race, gender, age, and experience

 

Year One: First Term

4414 Statistical Reasoning in Public Health I (3)
4431 MHA Seminar (1)
4344 Fundamentals of Management for Health Care (5)
4432 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health I (5)
3162 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (3)
2262 Introduction to Microeconomics (3)* for students in need of prerequisite

5563 Current Issues in Public Health (1)

 

Second Term
6464 Statistical Reasoning in Public Health II (3)
3057 Introduction to US Health Care System (4)
3148 Health Economics for Managers (3)
3132 MHA Seminar (1)
4567 Quantitative Tools for Managers (3)
3188 Foundations of Organizational Leadership (3)
3180 Fundamentals of Budgeting and Financial Management (3)

 

Third Term
3777  Managed Care and Health Insurance (3)
31444 Financial Management in Healthcare I (3)
31222 Health Management Information Systems (3)
31200 Marketing in Health Care Organizations (3)
31299 Introduction to Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety (2)
31266 MHA Seminar (1)
31299 Topics in Healthcare Operations (3)

 

Fourth Term
3124 Strategic Planning (3)
3129 Financial Management in Healthcare II (3)
3120 Human Resources in Health Organizations (3)
3128 MHA Care Competition (2)
3123 Healthcare Consulting Practicum (1)
3126 MHA Seminar (1)
3137 Introduction to Economic Evaluation (3)
3055 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Services Management (3)

Year Two: First Term AY 16/17
31222 Field Placement Health Administration (12)
3600Introduction to Health Policy (4)

 

Second Term
3121 Field Placement Health Administration (16)

 

Third Term
3122 Field Placement Health Administration (16)

 

Fourth Term
8105 Field Placement Health Administration (15)
3126 MHA Capstone Paper and Presentation (1)

 

 

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