Short Courses in Medicine & Health

Health Management

About

Find out more information about Health Management

Health management or healthcare management designates the process of organising and coordinating the performance of a healthcare facility. A health manager supervises the business and administrative aspects of a health care institution, and is responsible for the overall internal healthcare system, including clinical and non-clinical staff, partner organisations, insurance companies, government bodies, etc.

Key skills in healthcare administration include a natural inclination toward leadership, interpersonal skills, analytical abilities and an entrepreneurial mind-set. Universities and medical or business colleges offer degrees in healthcare management, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Academic programmes can be found under different titles such as health management and policy, healthcare management and insurance health service management, health administration, health management systems (HMS) or international health management. Regardless of specific curricula, the main focus of such programmes is to provide solid business and administrative knowledge in healthcare contexts. To attain a management position, healthcare professionals typically acquire an accredited degree such as Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Health Administration (MHA) or Master of Public Administration (MPA).

Career opportunities for graduates include hospital and health system management, clinical human resource, medical group administration, pharmaceutical companies, care management organisations, supply chain companies, government or policy organisations, health insurers, and consulting. Healthcare management professionals work as administrators, managers, CEOs, planners, and more.

Read more View all Short Courses in Health Management

Suggested Short Courses in Health Management

Short Course Global Health

In a globalizing world, health challenges are also transcending national boundaries and becoming more complex. To face up to them, there needs to be a two-way flow of resources, expertise and know-how between developed and developing countries, involving stakeholders from different scientific disciplines. The Global Health course is delivered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Netherlands
Short Course Healthy Ageing

Ageing is related to problems both at societal as well as at individual level. Healthy ageing is part of the solution, and various disciplines are engaging in healthy ageing research, including social sciences, demography, biomedical sciences, and public health. This Healthy Ageing course is offered by the University of Groningen.

Netherlands
Short Course Pushing for Gold: Exercise and Sports for Wheelchair Users

After two outstanding Paralympic Games, London 2012 and Rio 2016, the standard of adaptive sports is improving faster than ever before. These days, young people with physical disabilities have their own heroes to look up to as they dream of the 2028 games. The Pushing for Gold: Exercise and Sports for Wheelchair Users programme is offered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Netherlands
Short Course Global Health

The 12th Summer School on Global Health will be organized this summer by IFMSA-Groningen! This Global Health course is offered by the University of Groningen.

Netherlands