Health Systems Management

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Course Code: 
PSY 7133
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 3 (Recess)
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course will teach an overview of health care delivery systems, and the constitutional, economic and political environment in which the systems operate.  Characteristics of institutional/non-institutional care will be discussed.  Current health policy/issues will be discussed. 

  • The course shall also teach the strategic and operational planning with an overview of the project cycle approach in planning.  Participants will learn priority setting, management, monitoring, assessing and evaluation of activities.  The student shall be taught skills in situation analysis and developing and action plan, principles of management with particular emphasis on human, financial and logistics management.
  • The course shall teach the student skills required in the management, training, and motivation of health workers.  Leadership and managerial styles needed for successful human resource management shall be emphasized.
  • The participants will be introduced to basic macroeconomic theory and its application to the health sector.  Relevant aspects of public and private health care financing will be discussed.  Emphasis shall be put on community financing, social insurance, user fees, and privatisation and efficiency improvement.  The issues of equity, efficiency and stability will be discussed.
Health Systems Management
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