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Study Plan Master Program in Health Administration

  • Program General Structure:
  • Non-thesis Option
  • Number of required units is (36) units as follows:

No. of Credit Required

No. of Courses

Type of Courses

(33) Credit unit

11

Core courses

(3) Credit unit

1

Research Project

(36) Credit

12

Total

 
  • Study Plan for Program:
  • First Level:

Pre-request

Number of study units

Course Name

Course Code

#

 

3 (3+0)

Designing and Providing Healthcare Services

EHHA 501

1

 

3 (3+0)

International Healthcare Systems

EHHA 502

2

 

3 (3+0)

Statistical Methods in Health Administration

QUA 520

3

 

(9) Credits

Total

 

 

 

  • Second Level:

Pre-request

Number of study units

Course Name

Course Code

#

 

3 (3+0)

Marketing Healthcare Services

MKT 505

1

 

3 (3+0)

Professionalism and Healthcare Ethics

EHHA 503

2

 

3 (3+0)

Financing Health Systems

FIN 513

3

 

(9) Credits

Total Credits

 

 

 

 

Third Level:

#

Course Code

Name

No. of Study Units

Pre-requisite

1

EHHA 504

Quality in Healthcare

3 (3+0)

 

2

EHHA 505

Healthcare Project Management

3 (3+0)

 

3

EHHA 506

Health Insurance Administration

3 (3+0)

 

Total

(9) Credits

 

 
  • Fourth Level:

#

Course Code

Name

No. of Study Units

Pre-requisite

1

EHHA 507

Health Information System

3 (3+0)

 

2

EHHA 508

Strategic Management in Healthcare

3 (3+0)

 

3

EHHA 599

Research Project

3 (3+0)

 

Total

(9) Credits

 

All

(36) Credit units

 

 

 

  • Program Courses Description:

 

Course code

Course Name

Number of Credits

(theory+ practical)

EHHA 501

Designing and Providing Healthcare Services

3 (3+0)

Identifying the nature of health management and its particularities in healthcare organizations, such as hospitals and primary healthcare centers. The course elaborates on the various activities related to the provision of health services and the role that can be played by health executives, especially within national health transformation.

 

Course code

Course Name

Number of Credits

(theory+ practical)

EHHA 502

International Healthcare Systems

3 (3+0)

A focus on healthcare systems in both developed and developing countries and compare such systems with the Saudi healthcare system. The comparison is placed on different international aspects related to planning, organizing, curative, and preventive activities, legislations, and the components of healthcare systems. Addressing such activities will be mainly the focus of this course on executive levels.

 

Course code

Course Name

Number of Credits

(theory+ practical)

QUA 520

Statistical Methods in Health Administration

3 (3+0)

Introducing biostatistics and principles of statistical techniques used in healthcare 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. Decision makers will be aware of the appropriate selection of different variables in healthcare issues.

 

Course code

Course Name

Number of Credits

(theory+ practical)

MKT 505

Marketing in Healthcare

3 (3+0)

To identify the different methods and tools for marketing health services that enable decision makers to be familiar with the concepts, experiences, and marketing practices of health services and hospitals. The course focuses on the importance of health marketing and behavior of the users of health schemes with the explanation and elaborate ways of designing, developing, pricing, promoting, and distributing health services. The course also conducts practical applications from real work in health facilities such as hospitals, and healthcare centers.

 

Course code

Course Name

Number of Credits

(theory+ practical)

EHHA 503

Professionalism and Healthcare Ethics

3 (3+0)

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

 

Course code

Course Name

Number of Credits

(theory+ practical)

FIN 513

Financing Health Systems

3 (3+0)

Understanding the various methods for financing healthcare services. Alternatives of healthcare financing such as health insurance, privatization, direct payments, and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) will be explored. Experiences emerged from different countries will be highlighted and compared.

 

 

 

Course code

Course Name

Number of Credits

(theory+ practical)

EHHA 504

Quality in Healthcare

3 (3+0)

This course explores the basic principles, tools, and requirements to attain total quality management in healthcare sector. Various constructs impeding quality improvement on macro levels will be addressed. This course reviews various methodological issues related to applying quality management such as measurements, indicators, and challenges.

 

Course code

Course Name

Number of Credits

(theory+ practical)

EHHA 505

Healthcare Project Management

3 (3+0)

This course assists in enabling decision makers to deal with temporal and stable projects and how to execute them in effective and sustainable methods. Exposure to international and national projects will be examined in a scientific approach. Through cases studies, this course addresses practical issues to solve health programs. Issues such as population needs assessment, program processes, and effectiveness measurement outcomes are discussed.

 

Course code

Course Name

Number of Credits

(theory+ practical)

EHHA 506

Health Insurance Administration

3 (3+0)

This course aims to supply students with knowledge and skills related to health insurance management. Also, the course deals with alternatives when privatizing health care system. Moreover, students will have a chance to understanding health insurance functions, types, characteristics and applications. Lastly, the interactions between health care providers and insurance providers will be explored.

 

 

 

Course code

Course Name

Number of Credits

(theory+ practical)

EHHA 507

Health Information System

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 healthcare organizations and how such applications can be evaluated and/or improved, particularly integrated ones.

 

Course code

Course Name

Number of Credits

(theory+ practical)

EHHA 508

Strategic Management in Healthcare 

3 (3+0)

This course introduces various scientific approaches for strategic planning whether on micro or organizational levels with a focus on setting up healthcare strategic plans. The course addresses the population needs assessment and programs evaluation. The course tackles establishing health programs that serve a group of people and assessing such programs with the appropriate interventions to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.

 

Course code

Course Name

Number of Credits

(theory+ practical)

EHHA 599

Research Project

3 (3+0)

This requirement is designed to help the decision maker to conduct a scientific research in a topic relevant to the current issues in the Saudi healthcare system in the specialized area of the candidate. Students will be facilitated with knowledge on how to apply scientific research using appropriate methodological approaches (Quality or Quantity) and techniques relevant to the selected topics in the executive field.

 

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