Introduction to Healthcare Management

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Healthcare Management

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Health Administration

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Introduction to management concepts and theories for healthcare
    organizations. External and internal environments of organizations are
    identified, as well as key management functions, roles, and
    responsibilities. Essential aspects of healthcare management are
    addressed.

    RATIONALE: 
    The module explores fundamental concepts of management theory as
    applied to health care. By taking this module students develop an
    understanding of the issues in healthcare management, such as
    strategic planning and marketing, information technology, human
    resources and ethical issues in the industry. Students will examine the
    organizational structure of the health care delivery system and
    administrative processes such as problem solving and decision making.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this module, the student should be able to:
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature, scope and structure of
    the healthcare industry, including the organization and governance of
    healthcare organizations, whether those are not-for profit, or for-profit.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of healthcare management, including
    its key theories, concepts, and techniques and their application to this
    industry.
    3. Discuss ethical issues associated with not-for profit and for-profit
    organizations and discuss their implications for the management of
    these organizations.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consist of lectures, discussions, collaborative in-class small projects and specialized video presentations. Throughout the lectures students develop knowledge and understanding related to the subject content. Discussions and collaborative inclass small projects reinforce students’ cognitive and key transferable skills. Specialized video presentations familiarize students with professional skills and further develop their cognitive skills.
    - Office Hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor in order to consult and discuss issues related to the course's content.
    - Use of blackboard site, where instructors post lecture notes, assignments instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.