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Graduate Program

 

 

Master of Science in Health Administration

 

(Revised Program)

 

Program Structure

  1. Core courses: 30 Units

Course Code

Course

Credits

 HHA 501

Health Administration

3

 HHA 502

International Health Care Systems

3

QUA 520

Statistical Methods in Health Administration

3

 HHA 503

Health Services Research

3

 HHA 504

Health Care Ethics

3

ECON 524

Health Economics

3

 HHA 505

Health Care Quality

3

 HHA 506

Health Problem Solving and Decision Making

3

HHA  507

Introduction to Public Health

3

MIS 523

Health Information Systems

3

 

 

2-Tracks: 12 Units (for each track)

Track: Health Care Quality

HHA  508

Performance Analysis and Measurement

3

HHA  509

Quality Control in Healthcare

3

HHA  510

Health Resources Utilization Management & Review

3

HHA 599

Research Project

3

Track: Health Policies

HHA  517

Health Policies Analysis

3

HHA 518

Strategic Management in Healthcare Organizations

3

HHA 519

Health Programs Planning and Evaluation

3

HHA 599

Research Project

3

Track: Health Insurance

FIN 512

Risk and Insurance Management

3

FIN 513

Financing Health Systems

3

HHA 514

Health Insurance Administration

3

HHA 599

Research Project

3

 

Total Units = 42 (30 core units + 12 track units)

 

1-Study Plan

Core Course (30 units)

First level:

Course Code

Course

Units

HHA 501

Health Administration

3

HHA 502

International Health Care Systems

3

QUA 520

Statistical Methods in Health Administration

3

Total Units

9

 

Second level:

Course Code

Course

Units

HHA 503

Health Services Research

3

HHA 504

Health Care Ethics

3

ECON 524

Health Economics

3

Total Units

9

 

Third level:

Course Code

Course

Units

HHA 505

Health Care Quality

3

HHA 506

Health Problem Solving and Decision Making

3

HHA 507

Introduction to Public Health

3

MIS 523

Health Information Systems

3

Total Units

12

 

  1. Tracks of the program (each track is 12 units)

Track: Health Care Quality

HHA 508

Performance Analysis and Measurement

3

HHA 509

Quality Control in Healthcare

3

HHA 510

Health Resources Utilization Management & Review

3

HHA 599

Research Project

3

Total Units

12

 

 

Track: Health Policies

HHA 517

Health Policies Analysis

3

HHA 518

Strategic Management in Healthcare Organizations

3

HHA 519

Health Programs Planning and Evaluation

3

HHA 599

Research Project

3

Total Units

12

 

Track: Health Insurance

FIN 512

Risk and Insurance Management

3

FIN 513

Financing Health Systems

3

HHA 514

Health Insurance Administration

3

HHA 599

Research Project

3

Total Units

12

 

Course Description:

 

HHA 501 Health Administration   3 (3 + 0)

Identifyingthe nature of management and its particularities in health care organizations, such as hospitals and primary health care centers. The course elaborates on the various activities related to the provision of health services and the role that can be played by health administrators.

 

HHA 502 International Health Care Systems 3(3 + 0)

Focuses on health care systems in both developed and developing countries and compare such systems with the Saudi health care system. The comparison is placed on aspects related to curative and preventive activities, legislations and the components of health care systems.

 

QUA 520 Statistical Methods in Health Administration3 (3 + 0)

 Introducing biostatistics and principles of statistical techniques used in health care administration. Students will be acquired with qualitative and quantitative skills as well as various measures and statistical applications that can be used in solving health problems.

 

HHA 503 Health Services Research3 (3 + 0)

Provide students with knowledge on various research designs, data collection tools and methods, and various statistical data analysis techniques that are necessary to conduct scientific research.

 

HHA 504 Health Care Ethics 3 (3 + 0)

Understanding the main principle of health care ethics. Legislations, regulations and the relationship between health care providers and health recipients. Issues such as privacy, confidentiality, safety, security and the rights of patients during the treatment process or research will be examined.

 

ECON 524 Health Economics3 (3 + 0)

Understanding economics as a managerial tool in making choices that will provide an optimum allocation of resources. The course emphasizes the application of the economic theory to the problems of production, pricing, distribution, supply and demand for health and hospital services as public, goods. Applications relevant to the Saudi health sector will be analyzed.

 

HHA 505 Health Care Quality 3 (3 + 0)

This course reviews the basic principles and requirements of the total quality management in health care sector. It reviews various methodological issues related to the application of total quality management, its measurements, indicators and challenges.

 

HHA 506 Health Problem Solving and Decision Making3 (3 + 0)

Enable students to use scientific approaches in problem solving and decision making in health care organizations. The course will introduce students to practical issues that encounter decision makers and how such issues can be resolved.

 

HHA 507 Introduction to Public Health3 (3 + 0)

Introducing students to concepts of health, disease, biological and physical environments, and factors influencing the population's health. The course discusses some of the Saudi health care problems in relation to congenital, physical, psychiatric and iatrogenic issues and how such issues be managed.

 

MIS 523 Health Information Systems 3 (3 + 0)

Provide students with an understanding of how information systems and technology can be used to help health decision makers and providers in the delivery of better health services. Students will be exposed to various applications used in health organizations and how such applications can be evaluated and/or improved.

 

HHA 508 Performance Analysis and Measurement3 (3 + 0)

Acquiring students with knowledge and approaches used to determine performance of health care organizations, setting of standards, and preventing deviations on work performance. The course elaborates on recent developments on work performance in health care organizations.

 

HHA 509 Quality Control in Healthcare3 (3 + 0)

Understanding various applications and tools used to control the quality of health care services, including control charts, Pareto charts, inspection charts, histograms, scattered diagrams and other quantitative methods. Students will practice such techniques and applications in health facilities such as hospitals and health care centers.

 

HHA 505 Health Care Quality 3 (3 + 0)

This course reviews the basic principles and requirements of the total quality management in health care sector. It reviews various methodological issues related to the application of total quality management, its measurements, indicators and challenges.

 

HHA 506 Health Problem Solving and Decision-making3 (3 + 0)

Enable students to use scientific approaches in problem solving and decision making in health care organizations. The course will introduce students to practical issues that encounter decision makers and how such issues can be resolved.

 

HHA 507 Introduction to Public Health 3 (3 + 0)

Introducing students to concepts of health, disease, biological and physical environments, and factors influencing the population's health. The course discusses some of the Saudi health care problems in relation to congenital, physical, psychiatric and iatrogenic issues and how such issues be managed.

 

MIS 523 Health Information Systems 3 (3 + 0)

Provide students with an understanding of how information systems and technology can be used to help health decision makers and providers in the delivery of better health services. Students will be exposed to various applications used in health organizations and how such applications can be evaluated and/or improved.

 

HHA 508 Performance Analysis and Measurement3 (3 + 0)

Acquiring students with knowledge and approaches used to determine performance of health care organizations, setting of standards, and preventing deviations on work performance. The course elaborates on recent developments on work performance in health care organizations.

 

HHA 509 Quality Control in Healthcare3 (3 + 0)

Understanding various applications and tools used to control the quality of health care services, including control Charts, Pareto charts, inspection charts, histograms, scattered diagrams and other quantitative methods. Students will practice such techniques and applications in health facilities such as hospitals and health care centers.

 

HHA 510 Health Resources Utilization Management & Review 3 (3 + 0)

The application of scientific approaches that ensures appropriate use of health resources in health care facilities. Methods of quality improvements, setting health priorities, rationing the utilization of health resources are examples of topics discussed in this course.

 

HHA 517 Health Policies Analysis 3 (3 + 0)

Understanding public health policies related to the provision of health care and factors associated with such policies. Policy analysis, establishing new health policies and methods of putting them into practice are discussed.

 

HHA 518 Strategic Management in Healthcare Organizations 3 (3 + 0)

Understanding internal and external environments of health organizations, forecasting methods, future research in health care, dynamics of organization's culture and analysis, and other issues related to the strategic planning in health care.

 

HHA 519 Health Programs Planning and Evaluation 3 (3 + 0)

This course examines planning and evaluation models of health programs or organizations. It addresses practical issues such as creating new programs or evaluating current programs. Issues such as population needs assessment, program processes, outcome effectiveness and measurements are discussed.

 

FIN 512 Risks and Insurance Management 3(3 + 0)

The course discusses topics related to risk and management such as risk and its measurements,. Compensation, risks that can be covered, premium estimation and calculation, principles of re-insurance and exceptional risks.

 

 FIN 513 Financing Health Systems3 (3 + 0)

Understanding the various methods for financing health care systems. Alternatives of health care financing such as health insurance, privatization and direct payments will be explored. Experiences emerged from different countries will be highlighted and compared.

 

 HHA 514 Health Insurance Administration 3 (3 + 0)

Understanding the impact and role of health insurance programs on the delivery of health care. Understanding health insurance functions, types, characteristics and applications. Understanding the interactions between health care providers and insurance providers will be explored.

 

HHA 599 Research Project 3 (3 + 0)

This requirement is design to help student to conduct a scientific research in a topic relevant to the track chosen. Students will be facilitated with knowledge on how to collect, analyze and present data on issues relevant to the Saudi health care system using appropriate methodological approaches and techniques relevant to the chosen topics

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