Program Title Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
Total Credit Hours needed for completion of the program
  • 120 Credit Hours
Award (S) Granted On Completion Of The Program Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management 

MISSION OF THE PROGRAM

The mission of the Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Healthcare Management is to provide students with a range of knowledge, skills and competencies that will prepare them to meet the requirements of the healthcare sector.

PROGRAM GOALS

A.2 Program Goals

  • Acquire new knowledge and skills that allow for evaluation and review of healthcare delivery systems in the UAE.
  • Equip students with the knowledge and skills required for developing wide health record systems
  • Prepare students to apply legal principles, policies, regulations, and standards for the supervision of human resources in the healthcare delivery system in the UAE.
  • Prepare students to develop their ability to apply the principles of leadership management in the healthcare field related to planning, organizing, staffing, influencing, and controlling.
  • Prepare students to build and apply analytical and problem-solving techniques essential in the practices of healthcare service management.
  • Prepare students to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills with healthcare professionals, clients and the public in the UAE society.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

After completing this program, students should be able to:

A.3 Program Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and demonstrate awareness, respect, and adaptability for socio‐cultural diversity in an ever‐changing healthcare and human services environment.
  • Conduct financial management processes and organizational management skills to effectively problem-solve management-level related issues at various levels within healthcare operations.
  • Understand and demonstrate the competence necessary to apply management-level functions, concepts, and principles within the healthcare industry in the UAE.
  • Utilize various health information technologies to access and manage information in healthcare settings and organizations in the UAE.
  • Differentiate and evaluate theories and approaches to complex management-level problems in various healthcare organizations in the UAE.
  • Demonstrate management skills required in today’s workplaces and interpersonal communication skills into daily practice with internal and external stakeholders
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative factors involved in the management of healthcare delivery and outcomes
  • Recognize and analyze the impact of and interaction among public policy issues and healthcare and human health services in the UAE.
  • Evaluate and develop organizational data to plan strategically effective outcomes and tactical and operational issues in the management of healthcare in the UAE.

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management(HCM)–STUDY PALN

Semester I Cr/H Pre-Requisite Semester II Cr/H Pre-Requisite
YEAR 1
ENG 100 English I 3 BUS 100 Introduction to management 3
MTH104 Mathematics for Health Sciences 3 ENG 104 English II 3 ENG 100
BMD 200 Medical Terminology 3 GEN 201 General Psychology/Sociology 3  ENG 104
BIT 100 Introduction to Information
Technology Skills
2 HCM 121 Intro to Healthcare Policy in UAE 3 BIT 101
GEN 102 Islamic Culture 3 GEN 302 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3  ENG 104
GEN 306 Human Biology 3 ACC106 Accounting Principles 3 MTH 104
Total 17 Total 18
YEAR 2
HRM 201 Introduction to Human
Resource Management
3 BUS 100 BMD 205 Pathophysiology 3 GEN 306
ENG 205 Health Communication Skills 3 ENG 104 BMD 203 Biostatistics for Health Sciences 3 MTH 104
HSC 203 Healthcare Economics 3 BIT 101

BUS100

MTH 104

AHS 221 Introduction to Public Health 3 GEN 306 ENG 104

BMD205

BUS203 Organizational Behavior 3 BUS 100 ENG 104 BMD 307 Epidemiology 3 BMD 203
AHS 393 Scientific Research Methods 2 AHS 222 Leadership for Health Professionals  3 BUS203
BAF 301 Introduction to Financial
Management
3 ACC106 AHS 291 Ethics in applied medical careers 2 ENG 205
Total 17 Total 17
YEAR 3
BUS305 Business Law 3 BUS203, ASH 291 HCM 322 Marketing in Healthcare 3 BUS 100
INFO 311 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics 3 BIT 100 , BUS 100, GEN 306 BUS 311 Cross cultural management 3 BUS305
HIM306 Health Data Concepts 3 BIT 101 , BUS 100 HCM 310  Electronic Health Records 3 HCM 311, INFO 311
HCM 311 Intro to Medical Coding 3 BMD 205 HCM 321 Healthcare Operations Management 3 AHS 222, INFO 311
Free Elective 3 BIT 101 HCM 403 Quality Management in Healthcare 3 AHS 222 INFO 311
HIM 407 Health Promotion and
Disease Prevention
3 BMD205
Total 18 Total 15
YEAR 4
HCM 410 Information Governance for Health Professionals 3 HCM312 HCM403 HCM 425 Graduation Project in HCM 2 3 HCM415
HCM 411 Strategic Management in Healthcare 3 BIT 305, HCM 321, HCM 403 HCM 430 Internship in Healthcare Establishment 3 Completing 99 CH
HCM 423 Medical Insurance System 3 HCM 310
HCM 415 Graduation Project in HCM I 3 Completing 99 CH
Total 12 Total 6
Total Credit Hours = 120

Professional Occupations For Which Graduates Are Prepared In The Program

Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries in the UAE, and the need for highly qualified people to lead and manage healthcare facilities and staff continues to increase.

The healthcare industry provides career opportunities for students who want to make a contribution to the health of individuals and communities. Health services managers plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services.

This program will have a strong background in health sciences and will be able to apply the various methods and principles of management as related to the challenges faced in the health sector. Healthcare services management careers can be found in many health care settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician’s/therapist’s/practitioner’s offices
  • Clinics and other medical or mental health facilities
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Managed-care facilities
  • Health insurance companies
  • Government Ministries
  • International Healthcare Organizations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Industries related to Healthcare service Management functions

An undergraduate degree in Healthcare Services Management prepares students for entry-level positions and opportunities such as

  • Hospitals
  • Health Service Manager
  • Supervisor, Health Services
  • Manager of Comprehensive Care Management
  • Health Services Coordinators
  • Portfolio Health Operations Director
  • Community healthcare Coordinator
  • Hospice Operations Manager
  • Manager – Account Management
  • Clinical Services Manager
  • Clinical Administrative Coordinator
  • Health insurance Administrative Coordinator
  • Facility direction and marketing Coordinator
  • Management of Provider networks

ECT is required to adjust this Introduction to Health Information Management course syllabus and the other seven related courses below (BIT 305, BIT 413,BIT 430, BIT 310, HIM 305, , and HIP 221) in line with the above comments of the ERT.

The two courses, namely Database Management System (BIT305) and Information Security (BIT430), were removed. That brings the total number of credits to 117.

Given that the minimum number of credit hours in the majority of bachelor programs in the UAE is 120 credit hours, and to be in line with the Standards, we propose adding one free elective course to the study plan to bring the total number of credits to 120.

The study plan composed of the following:

Course Category Credits Courses
General Requirements 23 9
Core Supporting Healthcare Management 35 11
Biomedical Courses 12 4
Major Healthcare Management (HCM) 41 14
Graduation Project and Internship 9 3
Total Credits 120 41

1. General Requirements (23)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit hours
ENG 100 English I 3
ENG 104 English II ENG 100 3
GEN 102 Islamic Culture 3
ENG 205 Health Communication Skills ENG 104 3
GEN 306 Human Biology 3
GEN 201 General Psychology ENG 104 3
GEN 302 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship ENG 104 3
BIT 101 Introduction to Information Technology Skills 2

2. Core Requirements (35)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit hours
BUS 100 Introduction to Management 3
HRM 201 Introduction to Human Resource Management BUS 100 3
BAF 301 Introduction to Financial Management ACC106 3
AHS 221 Introduction to Public Health GEN306, ENG104,

BMD205

3
HSC 203 Healthcare economics BIT101, BUS100 MTH104 3
ACC106 Accounting Principles MTH 104 3
BUS305 Business Law BUS203, AHS291 3
BUS203 Organizational Behavior BUS100, ENG104 3
INFO 311 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics BIT101, BUS100, GEN306 3
AHS 291 Ethics in applied medical careers ENG205 2
MTH 104 Mathematics for Health Sciences 3
Free Elective Course 3

3. Biomedical courses Requirements (12)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit hours
BMD 200 Medical Terminology 3
BMD 203 Biostatistics for Health Sciences MTH 104 3
BMD 205 Pathophysiology GEN306 3
BMD 307 Epidemiology BMD203 3

4. Major HCM Requirements (41)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit hours
HCM 121 Intro to Health Care Policy in UAE BIT 101 3
HCM310 Electronic Health Records HCM311, INFO311 3
HCM 321 Healthcare Operations Management AHS222, INFO311 3
HCM 322 Marketing in Healthcare Organizations BUS 100 3
HCM423 Medical Insurance Systems HCM310 3
HIM 306 Health Data Concepts BIT101, BUS100 3
HIM 403 Quality Management in Health Care AHS222, INFO311 3
HIM 407 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention BMD205 3
HCM311 Intro to Medical Coding BMD205 3
HCM 411 Strategic Management in Health Care BIT305, HIM403, HCM 321 3
AHS 393 Scientific Research Methodology ENG104, MTH104 2
BUS 311 Cross cultural management BUS305 3
AHS222 Leadership for Health professionals BUS203 3
HCM410 Information Governance for Health Professionals HCM312, HIM403 3

5. Clinical Practice Requirements (9)

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit hours
HCM 415 Graduation Project in HCM1 Completing 99 CH 3
HCM 425 Graduation Project in HCM2 HCM 415 3
HCM 430 Internship in healthcare establishment Completing 99 CH 3