Healthcare Management

Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 16 hours, 3 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework + Exam


The course aims to aid students to understand the basic structure of the Healthcare industry and the way in which the managerial functions are applied to and implemented within it. It also aims to underline the role of various stakeholders involved and thus the decision-making process, while point to the importance of specialized services and techniques assuring that high quality will be ensured.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic structure of the healthcare sector and its particular nature
  • Understand and apply the basic functions of Management in the Healthcare sector
  • Be aware of different stakeholders involved in the Healthcare sector and their role and functions within it
  • Comprehend the basic principles and concepts associated with high quality services, safety and hygiene
  • Develop negotiation skills with stakeholders in the Healthcare sector 
  • Understand the techniques of formulating and implementing effective strategies and appropriate financial management within the Healthcare sector


  • Principles and functions of Management in the Healthcare sector
  • Healthcare systems
  • Stakeholders engaged in the Healthcare sector
  • E-Health: Business modes and impact
  • Healthcare entrepreneurship
  • Marketing of the Healthcare sector
  • Strategic systems in the Healthcare sector
  • Comparative Healthcare systems
  • Management and Economics of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries
  • Health Policy: Health care reform and the Future of the Health system
  • Financial Management of Health institutions