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International Health Services and Hospital Management (MSc)


Course Description

LSBU is one of the leading centres for management training in the public and health sectors in the UK. This course has primarily been designed for International clientele: doctors, nurses, administrators holding senior management posts.

Our contribution towards more effective health management in countries with developing healthcare systems comes through teaching, research, consultancy and practical relationships with the health sector in Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia.

The course empathises on planning and managing health services, and the curriculum includes management theory and practice, strategic management, epidemiology, health policy and planning. The programme also includes a three week placement with an NHS hospital.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/international-health-services-hospital-management-msc

Modules

Year 1:
Semester 1
- International human resource and management
- Leading public health and health promotion
- Management and leadership

Semester 2
- Research methods and strategy
- Health economics in developing countries
- Management in action (includes an observation experience in NHS trust hospital or NGOs)
- Health planning in developing countries

Year 2:
Semester 1
- Dissertation

Part time
Year 1:
Semester 1
- International human resource and management
- Leading public health and health promotion
- Management and leadership

Semester 2
- Research methods and strategy
- Health economics in developing countries

Year 2
Semester 1
- Leading public health and health promotion

Semester 2
- Management in action (includes an observation experience in NHS trust hospital or NGOs)
- Health planning in developing countries

Year 3
- Dissertation

Employability

Over 50 countries have been represented on the course and past students hold national and expatriate appointments in across federal, provincial and district health services management and in international organisations.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

- direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
- Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
- mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

Teaching and learning

The course is characterised by an emphasis on practical skills informed by theoretical insights and managerial understanding. Students from over 150 countries have attended the course and come to the programme with existing experience of the health service and or hospital management.

The overall aim of the course is to produce knowledgeable, competent senior managers with good interpersonal skills to operate efficiently and effectively in their health services.

The course objectives are to:
- Explore a broad overview of the historical organisational studies and the various contributory schools of thought

- Further develop the participants self-awareness of their own abilities and to foster personal and professional growth in self and others

- Enable students to develop a broad canvas of management concepts embracing political, economic, sociological, psychological and ethical elements

- Enable participants to increase their knowledge base and expertise in areas of management most pertinent to their present and/or intended management roles

- Foster the development of confidence in participants personal abilities as managers and leaders.

Visit the International Health Services and Hospital Management (MSc) page on the London South Bank University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

In addition to LSBU's standard entry requirements for postgraduate management awards, applicants will normally require:- A degree or equivalent qualification together with appropriate senior work experience in a health service setting- A professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree level and appropriate senior work experience in a health services setting.

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