Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Economics (BSc.HME)

  • Strategic objective: To produce specialized business professionals with a deep understanding of the health industry, its language and unique culture.
  • Our graduates are expected to demonstrate:
    • Ability to apply recent business knowledge, concepts and techniques to healthcare problems and issues.
    • In-depth knowledge of the health industry, the various business functions including management, marketing, finance, accounting and management information system as well as essential medical science.
    • Critical business skills including decision making, problem-solving, leadership, innovation and team building.
    • In-depth understanding of the health industry unique culture and its language.

“Both programs look very well designed, comprehensive in terms of contents, well refined in the teaching methodology, innovative in the mix between class activities and learning by doing activities. Further, it is of extreme interest that fact that both programs develop within a College of Health Economics, Policy & Healthcare Management that is strongly interconnected with a medical school.”

Prof. Federico Lega, Chair of the Scientific Committee
European Health Management Association [Link]


“I am happy to support your programme ………. I have no doubt that your intended four years Bachelor’s programme in Health Economics, Policy and Health Care Management and your subsequent Master’s degree will provide an important learning opportunity for students and generate a cohort of graduates, who will be very much sought after by employers. Health workers with skills in behavioural economics are in short supply in all the health jurisdictions………“

Professor Des Gorman, Executive Chairman of Health Workforce New Zealand
Prof. of Medicine & Former Head of the School of Medicine at the University of Auckland

Admission requirements for Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management & Economics (AY2020-21)

  1. The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of school education.
  2. All applicants must complete 17 years of age on or before the 31stof December in the year of admission.
  3. The applicant must have passed any one of the following English Language Proficiency Tests with a minimum score as follow:
    • 1100 in Emirates Standardized Language Test (EmSAT)
    • 500 in TOEFL(CBT 173 -iBT 61)
    • 5.0 in IELTS for Academic
    • 36 – 44 in PTE A or equivalent in any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE
  1. Applicants from various educational systems must comply with the rules listed below:
Country Education System Minimum Grade requirements as per UAE Grade Equivalence for BSc.HME program
UAE UAE

(Advanced or General Track/Stream or Abu Dhabi Education Council criteria)

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 65% in the 12thGrade.

 

Student holding Technical High School certificate or its equivalent should secure an overall minimum score of 70% and above in high school

India Indian Central /

State Board (CBSE/ICSE)

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 45% in the 12thGrade.

Science /Commerce stream

Pakistan Bangladesh Pakistan Board
Bangladeshi Board
Student should secure an overall minimum score of 45% in the 12th Grade.

Science /Commerce stream

UK IGCSE/GCE Student should have been studied

·         Minimum of‘C’ in all ‘O’ level subjects

And

·         ‘D’ in AS level or “E’ in A level in any of the business or science subjects

ECTS International
Baccalaureate
Student should have secured an overall minimum 24 points.
USA American Diploma Student should have secured an overall minimum score of 70%.

SAT (Math) to be completed for equivalency

Africa WAEC

NECO

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 45% in the 12th Grade.

 

 

    • Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 65% as per International Grade Conversion Table published by World Education System.
    • Applicants who did not cover mathematics, may register for the preparatory course offered by the University.
    • All applicants shall be evaluated for cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study by the Admissions Committee which includes Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and personal interview.
    • Admission is finalized on competitive basis.

Semester – 1

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
ENG 101 English Language 3 3
BSE 101 Behavioral sciences and Ethics 3 3
USO 101 UAE Society & Cultural Diversity 2 2
ITE 101 Information Technology 1 0 2
MAT 101 Mathematics 2 2
MET 102 Medical Terminology 1 1
APP 101 Human Body Systems and its Disorders

(Anatomy and Pathophysiology)

3 2 2
Semester Total 15 13 4

C H – Credit Hours, L H – Lecture Hours, N L H – Non Lecture Hours

 

Semester – 2

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
AHP 101 Arabic for Health Professionals 1 1
BIS 101 Biostatistics 3 2 2 MAT 101
PML 103 Principles of Management & Leadership 3 2 2
HGH 104 Health Systems & Global Health 3 2 2
PRA 105 Principles of Accounting 3 2 2
PRE 106 Principles of Economics 3 2 2
Semester Total 16 11 10  

 

Semester – 3

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
ICU 101 Islamic Culture 2 2
OBL 201 Organizational Behavior & Leadership 3 3 PML 103
HEE 202 Health Economics 3 2 2 PRE 106
CHP 203 Communication in Health Practice 2 1 2
PRM 204 Principles of Marketing 3 3
PRF 205 Principles of Finance 3 3
Semester Total 16 14 4  

 

 Semester – 4

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
HIS 206 Health Information Systems, Informatics and E-Health 3 2 2
PUH 207 Public Health 1 1 MET 102
REM 208 Research Methodology 2 1 2
CHP 209 Clinical & Healthcare Practice 2 1 2 MET 102
MHO 210 Management of Healthcare Organizations 3 2 2
EPI 211 Epidemiology 2 2 MET 102
HSP 212 Health systems Policy 3 3 HGH 104
Semester Total 16 12 8  

 

Summer Term – 1 

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
APP 213 Apprenticeship – I  (exploring/observing sub-sector) 3 90 CHP 209

 

Semester – 5

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
EBH 301 Evidence-Based Management in Healthcare 2 2 BIS 101,

REM 208

ORH 302 Outcomes Research in Health 2 2
MAH 303 Managerial Accounting for Healthcare Organizations 3 2 2 PRA 105
PHP 304 Pharmacoeconomics and Policy 2 2 PRE 106
HRH 305 Human Resource Management in Healthcare Organizations 3 3 PML 103,

OBL 201

QEH 306 Quality & Excellence for Healthcare Organizations 3 3
Semester Total 15 14 2  

 

Semester – 6

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
ENT 307 Entrepreneurship: Disruptive Innovation and New Business Models in Healthcare 3 2 2 PML 103, OBL 201, PRF 205, MAH 303, PRM 204
MAA 308 Market Access 3 3 PRM 204
PRO 309 Field Project – I 2 0 4 EBH 301,

CHP 209

LEH 310 Law: Legal & Ethical Issues in the Healthcare Professions 3 3
OPM 311 Operation Management in the Health Industry 3 3
One Elective 2 2
Semester Total 16 13 6

NOTE: Students may select one course from the list of elective courses based on their area of    interest: (1) Health Economics and Policy (2) Healthcare Management.

 

Summer Term – 2

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
APP 313 Apprenticeship – II 3 0 90

 

Semester – 7

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
MEI 401 Medical Insurance 2 2 HEE 202, LEH 310
HTA 402 Health Technology Assessment 2 2 HEE 202, MAA 308

PRE 106

FMH 403 Financial Management in the Healthcare Organizations 3 2 2 PRF 205
STM 404 Strategic Management, Social Responsibility, Ethics & Governance 3 2 2 PML 103, MAH 303, PRM 204, PRF 205,

OPM 311,

HRH 305/HIS 206

PRO 409 Field Project – II 2 0 4 PRO 309
One Elective 2 2
Semester Total 14 10 8

NOTE: Students may select one course from the list of elective courses based on their area of interest: (1) Health Economics and Policy (2) Healthcare Management.

 

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title CH Pre-requisite
INT 501 Students must complete an internship training program during the 8th semester. Students may to select three training rotations in their area of interest; Healthcare Management or Health Economics.   Successful Completion of all the courses from semester 1 to 7
Hospital Management** 3
Clinic and Pharmacy Management** 3
Insurance Management** 3
Health Services Consulting ** 3
Health Economics & Policy Evaluation* 3
Medical Tourism*** 3
Entrepreneurship** 3
Market Access*** 3
Health Economics* 3
Total 9  

*Health Economics             **Both                   ***Healthcare Management

 

List of Electives
NOTE: Students select two courses from the list of elective courses based on their area of interest
Course Code Course Title CH Pre-requisites
CMB 410 Claim Management and Business Relationship with Providers** 2 MEI 401
PRM 410 Project management** 2 PML 103, MAH 303, OPM 311
CRM 410 Customer Relationship Management*** 2 PRM 204
HCP 410 Healthcare Policy, Managing Government & Public Health Authority** 2 MHO 210
MCH 410 Management of Change in the Healthcare Industry*** 2 PML 103, OBL 201
MET 410 Medical Tourism** 2 PRM 304,  MHO 210

* For Health Economics                    ** For Both          *** For Healthcare Management Resources

There are many rewarding career opportunities not only in the UAE but also on a regional and global scale for graduates of the BSc.HME as a result of the fast growing healthcare market in the UAE, GCC countries and worldwide, coupled with the acute shortage of specialized healthcare business professionals in hospitals, health authorities, pharmaceutical companies, biomedical startups, government and health organizations, financial sector, banking, medical research centers, health consulting firms, medical device companies, medical tourism as well as in international health organizations.

Career Opportunities: 

Healthcare management specialists in various areas of business and government including:

  • Health Operations Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Pharmaceutical Product Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Finance Manager in Health Industry
  • Health Policy Advisor and Strategist
  • Healthcare Management Information Systems Advisor