Program TitleBachelor 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 ProgramBachelor 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.

A.2 Program Goals

  1. Acquire new knowledge and skills that allow for evaluation and review of healthcare delivery systems in the UAE.
  2. Equip students with the knowledge and skills required for developing wide health record systems
  3. Prepare students to apply legal principles, policies, regulations, and standards for the supervision of human resources in the healthcare delivery system in the UAE.
  4. 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.
  5. Prepare students to build and apply analytical and problem-solving techniques essential in the practices of healthcare service management.
  6. Prepare students to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills with healthcare professionals, clients and the public in the UAE society.

After completing this program, students should be able to:

A.3 Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and demonstrate awareness, respect, and adaptability for socio‐cultural diversity in an ever‐changing healthcare and human services environment.
  2. Conduct financial management processes and organizational management skills to effectively problem-solve management-level related issues at various levels within healthcare operations.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the competence necessary to apply management-level functions, concepts, and principles within the healthcare industry in the UAE.
  4. Utilize various health information technologies to access and manage information in healthcare settings and organizations in the UAE.
  5. Differentiate and evaluate theories and approaches to complex management-level problems in various healthcare organizations in the UAE.
  6. Demonstrate management skills required in today’s workplaces and interpersonal communication skills into daily practice with internal and external stakeholders
  7. Analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative factors involved in the management of healthcare delivery and outcomes
  8. Recognize and analyze the impact of and interaction among public policy issues and healthcare and human health services in the UAE.
  9. 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 ICr/HPre-RequisiteSemester IICr/HPre-Requisite
YEAR 1
ENG 100English I3BUS 100Introduction to management3
MTH104Mathematics for Health Sciences3ENG 104English II3ENG 100
BMD 200Medical Terminology3GEN 201General Psychology/Sociology3 ENG 104
BIT 100Introduction to Information
Technology Skills
2HCM 121Intro to Healthcare Policy in UAE3BIT 101
GEN 102Islamic Culture3GEN 302Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship3 ENG 104
GEN 306Human Biology3ACC106Accounting Principles3MTH 104
Total17Total18
YEAR 2
HRM 201Introduction to Human
Resource Management
3BUS 100BMD 205Pathophysiology3GEN 306
ENG 205Health Communication Skills3ENG 104BMD 203Biostatistics for Health Sciences3MTH 104
HSC 203Healthcare Economics3BIT 101

BUS100

MTH 104

AHS 221Introduction to Public Health3GEN 306 ENG 104

BMD205

BUS203Organizational Behavior3BUS 100 ENG 104BMD 307Epidemiology3BMD 203
AHS 393Scientific Research Methods2AHS 222Leadership for Health Professionals 3BUS203
BAF 301Introduction to Financial
Management
3ACC106AHS 291Ethics in applied medical careers2ENG 205
Total17Total17
YEAR 3
BUS305Business Law3BUS203, ASH 291HCM 322Marketing in Healthcare3BUS 100
INFO 311Introduction to Healthcare Informatics3BIT 100 , BUS 100, GEN 306BUS 311Cross cultural management3BUS305
HIM306Health Data Concepts3BIT 101 , BUS 100HCM 310 Electronic Health Records3HCM 311, INFO 311
HCM 311Intro to Medical Coding3BMD 205HCM 321Healthcare Operations Management3AHS 222, INFO 311
Free Elective3BIT 101HCM 403Quality Management in Healthcare3AHS 222 INFO 311
HIM 407Health Promotion and
Disease Prevention
3BMD205
Total18Total15
YEAR 4
HCM 410Information Governance for Health Professionals3HCM312 HCM403HCM 425Graduation Project in HCM 23HCM415
HCM 411Strategic Management in Healthcare3BIT 305, HCM 321, HCM 403HCM 430Internship in Healthcare Establishment3Completing 99 CH
HCM 423Medical Insurance System3HCM 310
HCM 415Graduation Project in HCM I3Completing 99 CH
Total12Total6
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

The study plan composed of the following:

Course CategoryCreditsCourses
General Requirements239
Core Supporting Healthcare Management3511
Biomedical Courses124
Major Healthcare Management (HCM)4114
Graduation Project and Internship93
Total Credits12041

1. General Requirements (23)

Course CodeCourse TitlePrerequisiteCredit hours
ENG 100English I3
ENG 104English IIENG 1003
GEN 102Islamic Culture3
ENG 205Health Communication SkillsENG 1043
GEN 306Human Biology3
GEN 201General PsychologyENG 1043
GEN 302Fundamentals of Innovation and EntrepreneurshipENG 1043
BIT 101Introduction to Information Technology Skills2

2. Core Requirements (35)

Course CodeCourse TitlePrerequisiteCredit hours
BUS 100Introduction to Management3
HRM 201Introduction to Human Resource ManagementBUS 1003
BAF 301Introduction to Financial ManagementACC1063
AHS 221Introduction to Public HealthGEN306, ENG104,

BMD205

3
HSC 203Healthcare economicsBIT101, BUS100 MTH1043
ACC106Accounting PrinciplesMTH 1043
BUS305Business LawBUS203, AHS2913
BUS203Organizational BehaviorBUS100, ENG1043
INFO 311Introduction to Healthcare InformaticsBIT101, BUS100, GEN3063
AHS 291Ethics in applied medical careersENG2052
MTH 104Mathematics for Health Sciences3
Free Elective Course3

3. Biomedical courses Requirements (12)

Course CodeCourse TitlePrerequisiteCredit hours
BMD 200Medical Terminology3
BMD 203Biostatistics for Health SciencesMTH 1043
BMD 205PathophysiologyGEN3063
BMD 307EpidemiologyBMD2033

4. Major HCM Requirements (41)

Course CodeCourse TitlePrerequisiteCredit hours
HCM 121Intro to Health Care Policy in UAEBIT 1013
HCM310Electronic Health RecordsHCM311, INFO3113
HCM 321Healthcare Operations ManagementAHS222, INFO3113
HCM 322Marketing in Healthcare OrganizationsBUS 1003
HCM423Medical Insurance SystemsHCM3103
HIM 306Health Data ConceptsBIT101, BUS1003
HIM 403Quality Management in Health CareAHS222, INFO3113
HIM 407Health Promotion and Disease PreventionBMD2053
HCM311Intro to Medical CodingBMD2053
HCM 411Strategic Management in Health CareBIT305, HIM403, HCM 3213
AHS 393Scientific Research MethodologyENG104, MTH1042
BUS 311Cross cultural managementBUS3053
AHS222Leadership for Health professionalsBUS2033
HCM410Information Governance for Health ProfessionalsHCM312, HIM4033

5. Clinical Practice Requirements (9)

Course CodeCourse TitlePrerequisiteCredit hours
HCM 415Graduation Project in HCM1Completing 99 CH3
HCM 425Graduation Project in HCM2HCM 4153
HCM 430Internship in healthcare establishmentCompleting 99 CH3

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.

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