- To equip students with the tools they need to tackle the basic elements of healthcare management, which involves understanding its context. As such, the first subject will teach students how to identify between the existing healthcare models and systems they might be working in, which healthcare policies it adheres to and how health economics can help in their analysis.
- In the second subject, students will learn how to implement all management tools that are applicable to any healthcare organisation and in any context. Students will learn how to apply their knowledge and methodologies to manage economic, technological and human resources, and to communicate appropriately, use information systems and negotiation techniques, as well as devise strategic and business plans. All training will take the values of patient-focused healthcare and bioethics into account.
- In the third subject, students will learn how to correctly manage processes in healthcare organisations’ centres, departments and units, building on their knowledge of instruments and methodologies learned during the previous unit, whilst mindful of the context at hand, which they are able to identify thanks to the knowledge acquired during the first subject.
- The simulation exercises, which will be presented as scripted scenarios that recreate real-life situations, aim to expose students to exceptional, predictable and common situations, which every manager will undoubtedly face at some point in their career.
- Students will also complete work placements in healthcare centres that have been approved by La Unió, the Association for Social and Healthcare Centres (www.uch.cat), which will give them the chance to put their theoretical knowledge of management into practice.
The University Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management (MUGS) has helped to reinforce my theoretical knowledge on management, which has made our managerial duties easier to deal with, as well as giving us a theoretical foundation upon which to base our daily practice.
Thanks to this master’s degree, I have been able to establish a network of professionals from other institutions who have become my friends and colleagues. Together we have created spaces where we can discuss practical cases and examples of day-to-day casuistry.”Ana Sedano MartínezMaster's Degree in Health Management
“I’m a specialist in Internal Medicine and I trained at the Bellvitge Hospital. Caregiving has always been my greatest passion. However, due to socio-demographic shifts in society, new technologies and new supply and demand healthcare systems, I decided to complement my training with the Master's Degree in Healthcare Management from UIC Barcelona, which helped me understand and acquire further knowledge about hospital processes, leadership and team management. This programme helped me to access positions such as my current jobs at Tres Torres and at the Duran i Reynals Social Healthcare Hospital.”Jonathan Franco Vanegas
Alumnus from the University Master's Degree in Healthcare Management
Current coordinator of the department of Internal and Family Medicine at the Mi Tres Torres Clinic
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