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Health Management


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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.

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Suggested Short Courses in Health Management

Short Course Level 5 Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care

Do you aspire for a management role in Health & Socialcare, but hold a qualification in another subject? The Level 5 Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care is the most popular undergraduate offering at the London School of International Business, covering wide selection of topics that will equip you with the practical skills you need to excel in Health or Socialcare.

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Certificate Health Administration

The University Diploma in Health Administration at Athabasca University is offered by individualized study and where feasible, by grouped study (classroom and video conference delivery), in collaboration community colleges.

Short Course Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare Management

The ATHE Level 6 Diploma in Healthcare Management at the London School of International Business is a 120 credit size qualification and is the equivalent level to the 3rd year of a degree that will enable students who achieve the ATHE Level 4 and 5 Extended Diplomas in Healthcare Management to progress to a BA(Hons) top-up in Healthcare Management.

United Kingdom