This healthcare management course will focus on the understanding of contemporary health issues which are influenced by various factors such as economic, social cultural, political and psychological etc. This course will provide opportunities to explore the nature of health needs and health policy of different government. The course places high priority on health promotion, professional development and management of organizations.
- Advanced knowledge in key areas relevant to international healthcare systems, their management and reform
- Awareness of the need for forward-looking strategizing and innovation in sustaining excellence in healthcare delivery
- Political and media 'intelligence' and skills in gaining patient and public perspectives and confidence
- Critical appraisal, reflexive and communication skills to develop managers, who understand, practice and promote evidence-based healthcare
- The policy-making process in health and using this understanding to improve the quality of public decision-making
- Evaluating ways of improving health system performance in countries across the world, from developed countries to the third world
- Using economic and epidemiological analysis to guide disease prevention and treatment in areas such as malaria, HIV/AIDS/ TB vaccine preventable diseases, child health, and cancers
- Understanding the influences on health of individual behaviours including sexual practices, drug use, and gender violence, and evaluating behavioural change interventions
- Assessing the effect of environmental factor on health especially climate change, air pollution, housing and transport, and evaluating public health policies in these areas
- Understanding global influences on health and health systems including the role of transnational companies such as tobacco industry and the spread of pandemic diseases.