Management of the healthcare system and its related organisations is highly complex.
Socio-demographic changes and lifestyle have an impact on this sector, as well as the emergence of new medical technologies and new knowledge, the suitability of skilled human resources, the financial resources available and legislational changes, among other factors.
Healthcare centres are the site of the main activity, which is healthcare including essential support activities. Decision making, ie, management, aimed at achieving safe, good quality care, requires skilled professionals. The Master's Degree in Healthcare Management from UIC Barcelona provides students with useful, practical and professional education and training, for both general practitioners and nurses, as well as for those graduates in the field of health sciences or other academic disciplines which are interconnected with them (Economics, Business Studies, Law, Engineering, etc..). This will allow them to be guided professionally at other levels of healthcare management, both public and private.
For many general practitioners, nurses or other qualified professionals, managerial tasks are added to their clinical tasks. Education and training in leadership should not only be acquired when levels of responsibility demand it.
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.
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The health sector, without a doubt, will be the driving force to help us emerge from the current crisis, and it will therefore require qualified professionals who are competent managers and who are able to be placed at the forefront of this new scenario.Dr. Xavier Corbella, 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