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.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Moon Moon Haque, Associate Professor

 

Program Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this program graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in depth and up to date substantive knowledge and practice of health economics, policy as well as the various functions of business in various context and in compliance with health industry professional standards.
  • Describe knowledge of present and future strategic issues of health industry, its economic and general trends.
  • Convincing ability to be critical thinker and develop innovative solution to complex and ambiguous health organization’s problems and issues.
  • Identify problem-solving techniques to address specialized complex issues in the ever changing health industry environment.
  • Advance sustainable and informed health practices.
  • Prioritize high professional standards and work ethics.
  • Show ability to work in teams, to take initiatives to work independently and to take responsibility and assume leadership role.
  • Exhibit a good understanding of essential medical terminology.

 

Program Completion / Graduation Requirements

All BSc.HME students are expected to study and note the program and course details provided in the student handbook and the university catalog listed under the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Economics. For the degree, all requirements under the terms of the catalog in effect at and after their admission must be met. Candidates must satisfy all university, college and program requirements (if any) established by the faculty members. The individual programs may have higher standards and/or more restrictive requirements as compared to the university minimum requirements.

The university mandates the following general degree completion requirements in order for students to receive their degrees. Each student must:

  • Have satisfied all conditions of his or her admission.
  • Be continuously enrolled in the program from admission to graduation.
  • Successfully complete a comprehensive examination or equivalent as determined by the individual degree program.

The students shall fulfil the requirements of each course as prescribed, published and made available to the students. The student shall be responsible for attending all the classes and completing the requirements of the chosen program of study.

 

Specific Completion Requirements of the BSc HME Program include:

  • Completion of 123 credits
  • Obtaining a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Obtaining a minimum pass mark of 60% (Grade D) for each course
  • Submitting and defending a project work up to the satisfaction of the project judging committee with a minimum pass mark of 70%
  • Securing a minimum attendance of 80%

“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.

Program / Curriculum Structure (BSc.HME):

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 and Cultural Diversity 2 2
ITE 101 Information Technology 1 0 2
MAT 101 Mathematics 2 2
MET 102 Medical Terminology 1 1
PML 103 Principles of Management, Leadership & Sustainability 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
APP 101 Human Body Systems and its Disorders (Anatomy & Pathophysiology) 3 2 2 MET 102
HGH 104 Health Systems & Global Health 3 3
PRA 105 Principles of Accounting 3 2 2
PRE 106 Principles of Economics 3 2 2
Semester Total 16 12 8  

 

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
PRF 205 Principles of Finance 3 3
HSP 212 Health systems Policy 3 3 HGH 104
Semester Total 16 14 4  

 

Semester – 4

Course Code Course Title C H L H N L H Pre-requisites
PRM 204 Principles of Marketing 3 3
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
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 &Sustainability 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, OPM 311
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

 

Course Description

Semester 1

ENG 101 – English Language

The course provides an intensive instruction in the communication process focusing on the organization of ideas in well-developed expository and argumentative essays with emphasis on developing vocabulary and writing examination answers. In the process the students will be able to document their learning experiences effectively. This course prepares students to be proficient in spoken and written English. It is intended to improve way of the use of the English language as a basic tool for professional communications.

BSE 101 – Behavioral Sciences and Ethics

The course is designed to give an overview of the main topics in behavioral sciences and Ethics including biological basis of behavior, mental processes, sensation and perception, learning, motivation, intelligence, human development, personality and universal ethical principles. The objective of the course is to enable the student to understand and apply the knowledge, skills and attitude developed in this course to communicate effectively. Students will learn and practice strong values, ethical conduct and social responsibilities, especially personal, academic and professional integrity while developing collaboration in diverse team settings. Students will be trained to display sensitivity to cultural, psychosocial and ethical issues.

USO 101 – UAE Society and Cultural Diversity

This course focuses on the unique nature of the UAE society and its political, geographical, cultural, demographical, and social aspects. It highlights the Emirati perspective of contemporary global changes. This course allows the students to explore the Emirati society in global context. The students will be able to get an insight into the unique political, geographical, cultural, demographical, and social aspects of the UAE society. They will use this knowledge in their interpersonal dealings with the individual members of this community when they meet them in the work-related settings or the community. Students will develop awareness of cultural diversity advantages and disadvantages and discuss cultural, social and communication sensitivities and will be able to relate themselves to global context.

ITE 101 – Information Technology

This course aims to develop effective literature search, scientific writing and presentation skills. It intends to enable the students to understand the various types of scientific literature available, perform an effective literature search, write a review on a scientific topic, prepare effective tables and graphs and present effective oral and poster presentations. The student will be made aware about plagiarism as well. Student will be able to demonstrate skills in searching a topic using various learning resources and databases (information literacy skills).

MAT 101 – Mathematics

This course describes the concept of mathematics including concept of calculus needed for management. The course will emphasize content relevant to health care management and applications to the field will be illustrated. The objectives of this course are to prepare the student to apply principles of mathematics including functions and their limits, derivatives of functions and integrals to understand techniques in business studies.

MET 102 – Medical Terminology

The Medical Terminology course provides an introduction to the professional language used by those who are directly and indirectly involved with the health sciences sector. This course is intended to give the students a full understanding of medical terminology, from the word origins to their application. Students will learn the Latin prefix and suffix commonly used in medical terms. The course will give emphasis on the mechanism of the word-building system from the origin of the term. Thus students will develop the skills to understand complex medical terms by learning about the different components of words. By the end of the course the student will be able to identify, spell, pronounce and define root words, prefixes and suffixes commonly used in the medical field.

PML 103 – Principles of Management, Leadership and Sustainability

This course provides an understanding of principles of management. It explores the concept and process of management. The course focuses on topics including management functions of planning, leading, organizing, motivating and controlling. It also discusses the organization environment, strategic planning, decision making, and organization structure, delegation of authority, managing people, and motivation. The leadership and effective leadership in the healthcare organization are also examined.

Semester – 2

AHP 101 – Arabic for Health Professionals

The course is designed for both Arabic and non-Arabic speakers to enable them to communicate in health professional settings. Many role plays will help students of basic and advanced levels at the same time to understand each other’s problems while speaking to the person with language limitations of any kind. Course will enable non-native speakers to acquire basic knowledge in greetings and simple communication with patients. All students will function as an effective team member and contribute to peer learning.

BIS 101 – Biostatistics

This course presents biostatistics related to health and medical problem solving in analytical way. This course introduces the student to the principles of statistics and concept of clinical trial design and analysis. Student will be able to explain the concept of variables, data description; probability and concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics; and to demonstrate basic knowledge of application data analyses in applied health sciences. Student will be able to make decision about appropriate use of descriptive and inferential statistics according to the type of data and study design for answering a particular research question. This is foundation and prerequisite for courses which will be taken later on, such are research and evidence-based medicine.

APP 101 – Human Body Systems and its Disorders (Anatomy and Pathophysiology)

The course focuses on the fundamentals of human anatomy and pathophysiology, with emphasis on functional and gross anatomical aspects of various organ systems. It introduces the students to the study of diseases in brief. The students learn to apply the concepts of disease in the setting of each organ system. In the laboratory part, the students will be exposed to the gross anatomy of different systems of the human body.

HGH 104 – Health Systems and Global Health

The purpose of the course is to introduce students to global health related issues, helping them to understand and critically approach the connections between the process of globalization, development and health. It also cover the structure, policies and strategies of both public and private global actors, the overall influence in determining changes on health systems and people access to health services, issues of global health governance and global governance for health, and current trends, the global mechanisms of development assistance in health and global financing mechanism.   The course enable the student to be familiar with the global health architecture, dynamics and governance, and prepared to analyze in further depth the challenges that any global health manager has to face in a rapidly changing global scene.

PRA 105 – Principles of Accounting

This course presents the fundamentals of financial accounting, with particular emphasis on private and public healthcare institutions. It also covers the nature and purpose of financial accounting, its basic principles, the contents of a balance sheet and operating statements, statement of cash flows and financial statement analysis. The course enable the student to understand how the business grows, makes money, where profit of a business goes and what the cash flow is.

PRE 106 – Principles of Economics

The course is designed to provide an understanding of the principles and concepts of economics. In this course, students will understand how people make decisions, interact with one another and how the economy works. The course also provides knowledge about resource allocation, rational decision making and how to bring changes in the behavior of people with the changes in cost or benefit. This course will help the student to make a strong foundation for Health economics in semester 3.

Semester – 3

ICU 101 – Islamic Culture

The course aims to the learner to the concepts and beliefs in Islam that form the basics of Islamic culture. The students are expected to identify the differences, compare values and preferences in Islamic culture with the existing ones. The course consists of a general review of Islam as a religion and as an approach to life. The objective of this course is to enable the student to demonstrate awareness of the effects of culture upon interpersonal communications and to interact appropriately to the culture of the colleague/patient.

OBL 201 – Organizational Behavior & Leadership

The course familiarizes the students with the behavioral patterns in various context in an organization and to develop insight into one’s own self and the functioning of others. The subject matter of organizational behavior spans a number of levels of analysis – individual, group, organization, and the wider environment, or context. The course enables the student to make observations about people’s behavior systematically and to identify the measures to create a positive working environment in the organization. It creates awareness, sensitivity and basic tools for managing various dimensions of organizational behavior in the workplace.

HEE 202 – Health Economics

This course aims at introducing participants to the use of economic analysis in all aspects of health and health care. It enable the students to be familiar with the fundamental of health economics, to understand relationships between health economics and health policy and management, to interpret current issues in health care systems reforms using health economics tools. The first part of the course discusses the fundamental of economics and major issues concerning market failures in health care: efficiency-driven responses and equity-driven responses to these failures are outlined. In the second part more details are provided on health care expenditure determinants;  demand for and supply of health and health care; insurance market;  theory of incentives for health care providers; hospitals as economic agents; health economics applied to pharmaceuticals and medical technologies.

CHP 203 – Communication in Health Practice

The aim of the course is on the role of communication and the skills required within health care provision.  Introduce the learner to the principles of communication that enhance interpersonal communication between self and other individuals in small and large group settings. As health care delivery systems become more and more team-oriented increasing competence in this area will help the student, as a member of the health care team, to work effectively with various stakeholders in the delivery of quality care in the future.

PRF 205 – Principles of Finance

This course covers financial theory, tools and metrics to manage financial dynamics of the healthcare organization. It gives an overview of financial markets, financial statements, valuation techniques, risk and return, cost of capital, capital budgeting and capital structure. The objective of the course is to enable the student to understand and apply the knowledge and skills developed in this course to a more complex and realistic situation in the healthcare sector.

HSP 212 – Health Systems Policy

The course introduces students to major issues and methods to analyze healthcare systems in an international perspective. After successful completion of the course, students are expected to understand the structure and the dynamics of healthcare systems and to be able to analyze major health policy issues. The course covers the areas of health and wellbeing; structural characteristics of health systems; comparative health systems.

Semester – 4

PRM 204 – Principles of Marketing

This course presents an introduction to marketing concepts & Leadership. Topics include the marketing mix, new product development, consumer behavior, customer relationship management, strategic planning, leadership, and e-commerce. This course is specifically focused on Approaches to marketing health organizations and the “toolbox” for effective communication (from marketing to de-marketing), Implementing effective web-strategies in marketing and developing fundraising initiatives.

HIS 206 – Health Information Systems, Informatics and E-Health

This course is specifically focused on          Designing Information and Communication Technology ICT systems to support “business intelligence” approaches (Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business intelligence (BI), etc.).Developing a “paperless” health organization (diagnostics, clinical records, management reports).Implementing a web-based strategy to support external/internal communication and knowledge management. This course presents an introduction to Health Information Management Technology.

PUH 207 – Public Health

This course provides the student with sound knowledge on key concepts in public health and the role of the public health professionals. It focuses on the role of health promotion and comprehensive public awareness as effective strategies to ensure universal population health. It emphasizes the ecological models approach to address social and behavior health problems. The students are introduced to principles and methods of disease prevention and health promotion in relation to non-communicable diseases

REM 208 – Research Methodology

This course helps the novice researcher to design a research protocol for a quantitative or a qualitative study. The steps from developing a research question to implementation will be discussed extensively with the help of examples. The objective of this course is to enable the student to integrate the principles of research methodology to design a valid and reliable research protocol for conducting research on questions raised in the practice of health sciences.

CHP 209 – Clinical and Healthcare Practice

The course introduces students to the full spectrum of healthcare services from primary care, secondary care and tertiary care. Students will experience how different healthcare providers interact with patients at the point of care. Training will take place between the clinical skill centre and different departments and units of the healthcare facilities. Students will be able to understand how health professionals communicate, analyse and take decisions in relation to different types of patients, different age groups and problems.

MHO 210 – Management of Healthcare Organizations

This course provides an understanding of Healthcare Organizations, Hospitals, Healthcare Associations, Medical Tourism, Regulatory Agency, and Pharmacy Practice. It describes actual practice, structure and functions of healthcare organizations. The focus of this course is to improve the health professional’s knowledge and ability to make strategic planning in healthcare. The course is dealing with the functions of management in health care settings from a micro level and a macro level.

EPI 211 – Epidemiology

The course is an introduction to the science of epidemiology. In this course we consider epidemiology in the context of human health and disease. Epidemiological studies describe the natural history of disease and identify the determinants of disease to develop interventions to modify determinants or the natural history and thus provide the basis for development and evaluation of health policies and programs. Skills include calculation of key epidemiologic measures, evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of different epidemiological methods and investigation techniques.

Summer Term – 1 

APP 213 – Apprenticeship-I

In order to practice the theory, concepts and techniques learned in the classroom, students will undergo practical training in various departments in health organizations selected based on the college site selection criteria. Students must complete 90 hours (3 credit) of rotational training in departments/units assigned by the supervising faculty member during the summer. Students are rotated every three days by the supervising faculty member. Students must submit a weekly reports of their training.

Semester – 5

EBH 301 – Evidence Based Management in Healthcare

This course introduces students to an evidence –based management (EBM) framework in health organizations. The course focuses on providing students with competencies centered on evidence in health organizations. Students will learn to be critical thinkers that challenge established beliefs and utilize the best available medical evidence to make an effective and ethical decision. Students will be able to identify the medical/healthcare problem, establish the search strategy to acquire the best available evidence, select the appropriate methodology relevant to and the reliability and validity of evidence before making a decision.

ORH 302 – Outcomes Research in Health

This course presents the relevance of outcomes research in the creation of real-world data on healthcare interventions. It explains the development and standardization of different methods in outcomes research, risk management and quality improvement. It prepares the students to measure and interpret outcomes, especially the humanistic outcomes and discusses how outcomes data influence in clinical and administrative decision making.

MAH 303 – Managerial Accounting for Healthcare Organizations

The course provides an overview of management accounting functions within organizations. The objective of the course is to enable the student to understand the financial and operational sides of the business. The course will help the student to develop the skills including managing risks and implementing strategy through planning, budgeting and forecasting, and decision support in the healthcare industry.

PHP 304 – Pharmacoeconomics and Policy

This course presents economics related to pharmaceutical sector. It provides in-depth analysis of pharmaceutical interventions on cost-effective and affordable utilization of resources. Policies and procedures in the development of new of drugs and medical device are covered. It also discusses how different stakeholders in health influence development, implementation and evaluation of drug policies.

HRH 305 – Human Resources Management in Healthcare Organizations

The course enable the students to explore how the proper management of employees contributes towards organizational effectiveness. It covers the following topics: employee relations, workforce diversity, job analysis & design, recruitment, selection & retention, training & development, performance management, compensation, employee benefits, organizational development & workforce planning. The student will apply the knowledge of human resource management techniques in structuring teams, enhancing the productivity of employees and building the positive organizational culture.

QEH 306 – Quality &Sustainability for Healthcare Organizations

This course  introduce quality management tools and models for transforming public, private and not-for-profit healthcare organizations into organizations that provide excellent patient care. The course will analyze the history of quality management, and examine a variety of philosophies, concepts, and techniques for managing, controlling and improving quality in healthcare organizations. The course will enable students to design and assure quality services in healthcare.

Semester – 6

ENT 307 – Entrepreneurship: Disruptive Innovation and New Business Models in Healthcare

The course introduces the student to the theory and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship with application to the health industry. It covers the following topics: innovation; entrepreneurship; venture creations; management; financing and marketing of the new venture; managing growth; licencing; franchising and going international. The course enable the student to evaluate data and/or decisions in several areas of entrepreneurship and innovation management and to apply sound, relevant theoretical concepts to the problems and issues that develop.

MAA 308 – Market Access

This course provides students with an understanding of market access strategy and tools for pharmaceuticals and medical technologies in the pre-marketing and post-marketing phases. Market access strategic activities will be discussed: using case-studies; focusing on the disease environment/management, outcomes research, health economics and pricing; throughout different phases: early development and late development, market launch and post launch.

PRO 309 – Field Project I

The course consists of a team work activity. Students will be grouped in teams of 5-6 members. Each team is assigned a specific issue that needs to be explored in-depth. The issue is selected from among a portfolio of topics that will be selected by the supervising faculty member. Example of topics could be new methods to assess quality in health, options to reorganize hospitals according to patient-centred models, approaches to evaluate health programs, implementation of HTA system at organizational and central level, etc. Health institutions (3-4) will be selected by the supervising professor and the Internship Coordinator based on the college general criteria of site selection. Each team will work under the supervision of the faculty member to develop a field project in the institution selected. The duration of the field project is 15 weeks. At least four hours per week must be spent by each team in the institution selected conducting interviews, survey, collecting data and study documentation.

LEH 310 – Law: Legal and Ethical Issues in the Healthcare Professions

The course provides a conceptual framework for understanding and addressing legal and ethical issues faced by healthcare professionals. It will examine the role of government institutions in promoting healthcare system and their interaction with various groups such as: patients, practitioners, administrators and insurers. The main areas that the course will cover include, but not limited to: medical malpractice, provider and patient relationship, regulation of medical services, professional liability, confidentiality, privacy, intellectual property rights, employment law, insurance and healthcare ethics.

OPM 311 – Operation Management in the Health Industry

This course provides deep understanding to the topics and mathematical techniques for solving problems in the designing, planning, and controlling of operations and supply chain activities.  Topics covered in this course include forecasting, product design and development, managing quality, layout strategy, supply-chain management, inventory and logistics management, sequencing and scheduling, and quantitative tools for operation managers. The course consists of two major parts: a body of knowledge component which is circulated through the text and lecture material, and a critical thinking part which is obtained through case analysis, discussion and presentations. Students would learn relevant concepts, frameworks, tools, and techniques required to manage the operations and supply chain.

Summer Term – 2

APP 313 – Apprenticeship-II

In order to practice the theory, concepts and techniques learned in the classroom, students will undergo practical training in various departments in health organizations selected based on the college site selection criteria. Students must complete 90 hours (3 credit) of rotational training in departments/units assigned by the supervising faculty member during the summer. Students are rotated every three days by the supervising faculty member. Students must submit a weekly reports of their training.

Semester – 7

MEI 401 – Medical Insurance

This course focuses on issues related to insurance. It provides in-depth analysis to including cost-effective and affordable utilization; Insurance Policies and procedures. It also discusses how different stakeholders in health insurance develop, implement and evaluate insurance policies. It explains depth insurance policies exclusions and restrictions.

HTA 402 – Health Technology Assessment

This course aims to study the different tools of economic evaluation of healthcare technology and programs to reduce costs and improve health-related quality of life. It also covers features of health technology assessment methods used in different countries. Strategies to perform a comprehensive evaluation to decide the merits and demerits of health technologies are also covered.

FMH 403 – Financial Management in the Healthcare Organizations

This course focuses on the unique healthcare financial management systems. The courses focuses on the effect of financial management on the changing face of healthcare, operating revenue and third party payment; cost accounting, setting charges in healthcare; working capital; managing revenue cycle; budgeting; capital budgeting; financial analysis and strategic planning in the healthcare organization.

STM 404 – Strategic Management, Social Responsibility, Ethics & Governance

The course addresses the question of how to utilize the organization capabilities to seize opportunities and guard against threats in order to achieve superior performance, in the long run, in the face of competition. The course enable the student to learn advanced concepts, frameworks, tools, and techniques required to manage the process of strategy making and implementation. It covers the concepts and relevance of strategy in healthcare and competitive advantage; frameworks and tools for internal and external analyses; strategy in different contexts; the dynamics of strategy making and execution; and current issues in strategy.

PRO 409 – Field Project II

The course consists of a case competition. Students are grouped in teams to compete in a case competition built around a real issue/problem. Through the Thumbay network of hospitals and health facilities, specific problem or issue is identified to serves as case. It could be the case of a new structure, a competitive repositioning, an organizational project, a financial issue, the introduction of a new technology, the improvement of the quality system, a new way of measuring customer satisfaction, etc. The supervising faculty work closely with Thumbay health facilities executives to identify the problem/issue that could be subject of case development and competition. The case is then developed and each competing team provides a consultant report to the supervising faculty and the healthcare executive recommending a course of action on how best to deal with the problem/ issue.

Semester 8

INT 501 – Internship

The internship program provides healthcare management and economics’ students with opportunity to practice the theory, concepts and techniques they have learned in the classroom. It provides students with first-hand knowledge and exposure of health organization and the work environment. The internship is a 9 credit program. Students may select to practice in three areas of their choice from the list: Hospital Management, Clinic and Pharmacy Management, Insurance Management, Health services Consulting, Health Economics & Policy Evaluation, Medical Tourism, Entrepreneurship, Market Access, Health Economics. The internship manual is made available to the students.

Electives

CMB 410 – Claims Management and Business Relationship with Providers

This course is focused on issues related to the insurance sector. It enable the students to learn the management of claims from initiation to submission and collections. The course covers the topics: health insurance, billing for services and procedures, electronic claims submission, collections and the state insurance commissioner and claims process.

PRM 410 – Project Management

The course focuses on the importance of project management to accomplish unique outcomes with limited resource under critical time constraints. It covers the difficult problems associated with conducting a project using people and organizations. The course enable the student to understand the context of the project, project planning process and actions in project execution.

CRM 410 – Customer Relationship Management

This course presents an introduction to customer relationship management CRM and its application in Marketing. An effective CRM strategies help healthcare organizations align business process with customer centric strategies using people, technology, and knowledge. This course is specifically focused on Approaches to Strategic, Operational, Analytical and Collaborative Customer Relationship Management.

HCP 410 – Healthcare policy, managing government & public health authority

This course is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge in the area of health services policy and management. It focuses on the international scene, the region and the ways health services in United Arab Emirates are changing to meet the challenges surrounding this area. The course covers two major areas: Healthcare policy and healthcare management. In the healthcare policy area, the focus is to help students understand the broader context of health policy, the essential policy and legal issues affecting and flowing out of the healthcare and public health systems, and the ways health policies and laws are formulated. In the area of management, it covers topics such as types, structures and management of health service organizations, the financing and budgeting of healthcare services, healthcare program evaluation and quality, and the managerial problem solving and decision making of the healthcare systems.

MCH 410 – Management of Change in the Healthcare Industry

The course provides the concepts of learning and improving in ways that make individuals, groups and organizations more capable of managing change in the future. It is an integrated theory and practice aimed at increasing the effectiveness of organizations. The course covers the fundamental theories that underlie planned change, the process of entering, contracting, diagnosing, collecting and analyzing information by the OD practitioners and designing various levels of change Interventions and finally how OD is practiced in organizations

MET 410 – Medical Tourism

This course aims to train the students in different aspects of medical tourism and to develop their skills to work in medical tourism industry. This course provides information and knowledge in various areas like medical travel, tourism industry, medical facilities and conditions, legal/ethical issues, logistics and hospitality industry related to medical tourism and also facilitates a better systematic understanding of the medical tourism industry. This course prepares students to take up various challenges while working in the role of medical tourism professional. It further inculcates understanding of economic growth and new trends in medical tourism industry thereby helping student identify key operational areas in the field.

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