In the healthcare industry, management training and skills may be acquired at two points in time: the moment a person takes on management responsibilities or when steering professional development down this path. The same holds true for both care practitioners and professionals from other disciplines who work in or outside the healthcare sector.
The professionalisation of healthcare management requires multidisciplinary training that enables workers to make the right decisions when addressing the population’s changing health protection and healthcare needs. All within the complex world of healthcare systems, organisations, companies, services and processes.
Healthcare managers must have basic knowledge of the disciplines related to healthcare management, such as Health Sciences, Economic and Business Sciences, Law, Communication Sciences, Engineering and Architecture.
As a result, the teaching staff in the University Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management is made up of lecturers from both academia and the field of professional management. Such outstanding staff members enable us to provide a solid theoretical background, reinforced with exercises involving case studies and innovative simulation exercises.
UIC Barcelona also has agreements with a broad network of health organisations and centres in which students will gain work experience in all major areas of health organisation management: clinic and patients, human resources, reporting and control systems and resources.
At the end of the year, the students will convey what they have learned in the Final Master’s Degree Project (TFM), which must be applicable to the reality of these organisations.
This university master’s degree is officially recognised within the European Higher Education Area by the Government of Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU). Participants may subsequently choose to further their academic career by pursuing a doctoral degree.
The University Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management is intended for both domestic and international students, as its curriculum covers various healthcare systems and areas of management, both public and private.
Graduates with degrees in Health Sciences or other disciplines related to the health system, with or without experience in health management.*
* Professional experience can be recognized in some area of the practical module.
Competences. Course objective
This Master's provides an applied overview of the health sector which enables students to take on responsibilities in health management, directing functional areas and services and professional team leadership in health centers and care for people.
Students who complete this degree will have acquired the following skills:
- Knowledge and understanding that provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often within a research context
- The ability to apply knowledge and solve problems in new or unfamiliar contexts within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study
- The ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, to formulate judgments with information that was incomplete or limited, including reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments
- The ability to communicate their conclusions as well as the knowledge and rationale which underpin these, to both a skilled and an unskilled audience in a clear and unambiguous manner
- Possessing learning skills that enable them to continue to study in a way that is largely self-directed or autonomous
- Being a planner, an organiser and a leader, developing the ability to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary fashion, being a good decision maker
- Being able to express oneself in a professional and multidisciplinary context, both verbally and in writing, using the correct terminology and concepts specific to the management environment in a national or international context, also being able to read, understand and synthesise specific literature
- Being able to search for sources of information which expand and update knowledge of the field
- Being able to critically analyse and discern between the benefits and potential of the elements of the various health care models: local, national and international public and private sector decisions and prioritise decisions which understand the benefits welfare and good health bring to the health system
- Being able to identify and interpretthe needs and expectations of patientsand potential patients, designing, developing, adapting and evaluating management programmes, and proposing solutions to the requirements objectified, thus achieving a balance between supply and demand
- The ability to use economic management concepts judiciously in a real environment, within the context of public management and private health companies, and to be aware of the sources of health financing, payment systems and various types of health coverage
- The ability to apply techniques of proper people management in a real environment, ensuring their full development, and creating a climate conducive to development and to obtaining the expected achievements
- The ability to find reliable sources of information that allow students to analyse and exploit it so that it facilitates decision-making at all levels of organisation (clinical results, general services)
- The ability toidentify the portfolio of services and key healthcare processes in each organization and level of public and proposing actions to ensure coordination between different levels of care
- The ability to implement assessment models and quality management (technical, perceived total) and patient safety
- The ability to link together the concepts learned and apply them properly, and remain informed about the issues that have a direct or indirect impact on healthcare organisations
Master's in Healthcare Management from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
- "The management and organisation of health institutions is a very complex subject. It is paramount for all level managers to be well prepared in order to achieve a successful health care system.The management of knowledge, technological assets and the most efficient use of all available resources is one of the major challanges for managers who work in the health sector. "Dr. Boi Ruiz, directorMaster's Degree in Health Management
In my opinion one of its best points is the fact that people can do work placements in hospitals. In my case, I discovered a method of management which was different to what I was used to and it was very interesting. I also met professionals from various fields of management who carry out their daily work completely naturally and transparently, which is something to be very thankful for.Dra. Marta Guzmán Fernández, Cap de Servei d'Urgències Capio HGCMaster's Degree in Health Management2011
I valued the on-site classes in which the protagonists of healthcare macro-management, middle management and micro-management (leaders, managers, and healthcare and support services directors) taught theory and discussed the theory of practice in smalls group of students which become more and more motivated on a daily basis.Dr. Emilio Rojo Rodes, Coord. Àrea de Psiquiatria i Salut Mental. Benito MenniMaster's Degree in Health Management2011