Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Health Care and Hospital Management


Program Description

The health sector is in direct need of managers that have an in-depth understanding of general management principles and have the ability to apply them appropriately to health care delivery systems.

This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills that encompass both the business and health care perspectives. The program will qualify you for health care management roles by enhancing your practical knowledge of management.

You will learn how to:

  • Analyze and solve managerial problems and make effective decisions that ensure the long-term success of your health care organizations (HCO).
  • Develop and deploy appropriate strategies for health care quality.
  • Identify and manage the relevant financial aspects to ensure the economic well-being of their HCOs.
  • Effectively manage HCO human resources and leverage their vital role as a source of competitive advantage and a key driver of client satisfaction.

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  • Medical doctors and dentists interested in acquiring health care management skills.

    Nonmedical professionals who are employed or intend to work in the health care sector.

  • Course 1: Management One (Management Functions in Hospitals) 

    • The challenge of management
    • Understanding competitive environments and organizational culture
    • Managerial decision-making
    • Establishing organizational goals and plans
    • Strategic management
    • Basic elements of organizational structure
    • Change management and innovation
    • Leadership and motivation
    • Managerial communication and interpersonal
    • processes
    • Managing groups and teamwork
    • Controlling the organization and managing conflict

    Course 2: Management Two (Human Resources Strategies)

    • Introduction to recruitment and placement
    • Training and development of performance
    • Compensation and benefits
    • Labor law and human resources (HR) soft skills

    Course 3: Information Systems in Health Care and Hospital Management

    • Introduction to information technology (IT) in hospitals: 

       -System acquisition

       -System implementation

       -Technologies that support health care information systems

    • IT tools in hospitals:
      • -History and evolution of health care information systems
      • -The current and emerging use of clinical information systems
    • IT implementation in hospitals:
      • -System acquisition
      • -System implementation
      • -Technologies that support health care information systems
      • -The role of IT in transforming health systems
      • -Information strategy related to enterprise and Organizational strategies

    Course 4: Finance and Accounting in Health Care and Hospital Management 

    • Introduction to financial statements
    • Fundamentals of managerial accounting
    • Financial planning
    • Financing options and their costs
    • Investment decisions
    • Measuring financial performance
    • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a minimum grade of “good” or a minimum grade point average of 2.3 is required.
    • For applicants who graduated from university with an overall grade of “pass,” two years of professional work experience is required.
    • Applicants should pass the Standard English Proficiency Test (SEPT).
    • AUC graduates and ExecEd alumni are exempted from the SEPT.