Unicaf University (ZM)

Master of Science in Healthcare Management

Programme Aims and Objectives

Introduction
During this course, students will be able to study basic principles within the Healthcare sector and acquire significant skills and knowledge in order to become successful as well as run managerial positions in the health sector.

Rationale
The course will enable students to become efficiently equipped with all the necessary skills and knowledge in order to advance in international organizations and achieve positive results when operating in executive positions.

Aims of the Programme
The course aims to:
1. Produce skilled executives on Administration and Health Economics. Specifically, it covers a wide range of knowledge and skills that are now considered necessary by health professionals to address current problems of administration and finance, both in design and planning and management of health services.
2. The program provides expertise and technical skills and enhances the analysis of strategies, measures and actions aimed at developing the health sector within the broader context of social policy.
3. The program has an interdisciplinary basis, focusing on Management and Health Economics (hospital administration, human resources, total quality management, financing and planning of health services, economic evaluation), but also negotiation and basic subjects in the fields of Public Health of Epidemiology, Sociology of Health and Sanitary Engineering.

Objectives of the Programme
1. Provide all the necessary skills to the graduates in order to become successful health care professionals and be able to function efficiently within the health sector
2. The programme also enables students to become technically aware of issues regarding healthcare and enriches their ability to analyse strategies and decisions made when developing healthcare units and their social policy
3. Students will be also able to develop skills in the management of health care units as well as the administration of such units to function successfully in managerial positions within the Healthcare sector.

Pathway

Course Code Course Title Credits
Foundation Courses
UU-Msc-IND100-ZM Induction Module 0.00
UU-FNT-203-ZM Introduction to Master Degree 0.00
Core requirements (required modules)
UU-MHM-530-ZM Introduction to Management Health Services and Human Resources in Health Organizations 25.00
UU-MHM-550-ZM Operational Management and Marketing in Health Organizations 25.00
UU-MHM-595-ZM Dissertation 40.00
UU-MHM-510-ZM Health Quality Management 25.00
UU-MHM-520-ZM Health Systems and Evaluation of Health Systems, Services and Public Health Programmes 25.00
UU-MHM-540-ZM Epidemiology and Public Health 25.00
UU-MHM-570-ZM Research Methodology 25.00
UU-MHM-580-ZM Health Information Systems 25.00
UU-MHM-590-ZM Social and Behavioural Aspects of Health Management - Health Law and Ethical Issues 25.00

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

The general admission requirements for entry to Unicaf University Zambia Master degree programmes are as outlined below.  Students are advised to contact the Office of Admissions to find out more about the range of equivalent international academic qualifications accepted.

·         Admission to a Master’s degree programme requires an accredited Bachelor degree or international equivalent.  Related professional qualifications at the appropriate level will also be considered for entry.

·         Students with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry.

·         Recognized proof of English proficiency if the Bachelor degree was not taught in the English language

·         A Personal Statement or Statement of Purpose (minimum 500 words)

·         Current CV

·         One official letter of recommendation (either academic or professional)

·         Copy of valid passport of national ID

In addition to a strong academic record, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills and other relevant background information are taken into account.

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