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Programme:

Healthcare Management and Public Health

Study Cycle: Second Cycle (Postgraduate)
Faculty: Institute for Environment and Health
Programme Code: N-MHMPH120C
Academic year: 2013 / 2014
Title: Master in Healthcare Management and Public Health
ECTS: 120 (2 years) Accrediation

- The main objective of the study program is to produce graduates who are recognised in the field of public health, to increase educational level through capacity building in health management and improving the quality of health care, health services and population health status in the Republic of Macedonia.
- Scientific Research Activities.

- After completion of studies, graduates will obtain a diploma of 120 ECTS. They will be able to apply knowledge in the field of health management and public health. Furthermore, they can work in institutions specialized in health management and public health where they can apply their acquired knowledge into practice.

Knowledge and understanding

- Shows knowledge and understanding of the scientific field of study (or studies), which is based on the first cycle, using appropriate methodologies to solve complex problems in both systematic and creative way, which provides a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or application of autonomous ideas in the context of the research;
- Ability to use an expanded and deepened knowledge;
- Displays a high level of professional competence in one or more specific scientific fields;
- Has knowledge of one or more subject areas which, in given scientific fields, are based on renowned international scientific research in that field.

Applying knowledge and understanding

- Ability to critically, independently and creatively solve problems with a certain originality in new or unfamiliar environments and in a multidisciplinary context, related to the field of study;

Making judgement

- Ability to synthesize and integrate knowledge;
- Ability to deal with complex issues systematically and creatively, to come up with a solid way to  evaluate even with incomplete or limited information, but which include personal, social and ethical responsibilities in the application of knowledge and assessment;
- Ability to assess and to select scientific theories, methodologies, tools and general skills of subject areas, and finding new solutions and analyzes on scientific basis and compatible with European standards.

Communication skills

- Ability to share findings and proposals with rational argument which are supported by both professionals and non experts;
- Taking responsibility for common significant results, maintaining and initiating activities that lead to better public health.

Learning skills

- Ability to recognize personal need for further knowledge and ability to act independently and autonomously in acquiring new knowledge and skills in the social scale;
- Ability to take responsibility for further professional development and training.

Semester 1

  • [HMPH-102] [6 ECTS] Global Public Health
    To acquire knowledge, competencies and experience for local, regional and global trends in public health, to understand the overall context of the modern aspects of public health as a basis for getting familiar with other subjects during the realisation of this program.
  • [HMPH-103] [6 ECTS] Epidemiological Methods and Biostatistics
    This course will provide students with opportunities to acquire advanced knowledge of epidemiological method and its contribution to various analyzes and tests; to manage computerized epidemiological data, to implement appropriate statistical analyzes, to assess the results of epidemiological studies, statistical analysis and interpretation.
  • [EHMPH-201] [6 ECTS] Health Policy and Strategic Planning
    Objectives of the study program: To gain knowledge and experience in the field of health policies and healthcare policies’ strategic planning at the national and international context.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EHMPH-101] Workplace and Environmental Management
    • [EHMPH-102] Medical Technologies for Patient and Healthcare Workers’ Care
    • [EHMPH-202] Health Marketing
    • [EHMPH-301] Project Management
    • [EHMPH-302] Ecological Health
    • [EHMPH-303] Health Education and Health Promotion
    • [EHMPH-304] Health Information Technologies (IT)
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course
    • [MFE01] Rhetoric
    • [MFE02] Multilingualism and multiculturalism
    • [MFE03] Selected Advanced Topics in IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
    • [MFE04] Selected Advanced Topics in Applications for Statistical Data Processing
    • [MFE05] Professional Communication
    • [MFE09] Labor Market
    • [MFE08] Methodology of Teaching
    • [MFE10] Philosophy of Social Sciences
    • [MFE11] Project Management
    • [MFE12] Optimization Methods
    • [MFE13] Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology (IT)
    • [MFE14] Protection of Human Rights

Semester 2

  • [HMPH-201] [6 ECTS] Health Care and Health Insurance Systems
    Objectives of the study program: - Deepening knowledge of the basic concepts of health care systems; - Acquiring knowledge and skills for the assessment of the health insurance system and proposing measures for its improvement;
  • [HMPH-202] [6 ECTS] Health Economics
    The aim of this course is to introduce students to the concept of economics and health economics, the differences between these two activities, ways and modern methods used in the market economy during the process of management of health institutions. Also, the main goal is to learn about the organizational structures, rationality and the efficient management of facilities and operations.
  • [HMPH-203] [6 ECTS] Health Care Law and Bioethics
    Objectives of the study program: - To develop skills and expand student knowledge of legislation in the field of bioethics in health, healthcare institutions that have responsibilities in the field of environment, - To understand the institutional structure which is empowered to make decisions in the field of health bioethics, - To understand the relationship between bioethics and health, - To understand modern trends in the field of medical bioethics, - To be able to analyze decisions in the bioethics and to develop their analytical and critical skills, - To be able to prepare documents in the field of bioethics, - To understand the relationship and impact of environment, bioethics and health - To conduct independent scientific research work.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EHMPH-101] Workplace and Environmental Management
    • [EHMPH-102] Medical Technologies for Patient and Healthcare Workers’ Care
    • [EHMPH-202] Health Marketing
    • [EHMPH-301] Project Management
    • [EHMPH-302] Ecological Health
    • [EHMPH-303] Health Education and Health Promotion
    • [?HMPH-304] Health Information Technologies (IT)
  • [6 ECTS] Free elective course
    • [MFE01] Rhetoric
    • [MFE02] Multilingualism and multiculturalism
    • [MFE03] Selected Advanced Topics in IT Applications for Preparing a Scientific Paper
    • [MFE04] Selected Advanced Topics in Applications for Statistical Data Processing
    • [MFE05] Professional Communication
    • [MFE09] Labor Market
    • [MFE08] Methodology of Teaching
    • [MFE10] Philosophy of Social Sciences
    • [MFE11] Project Management
    • [MFE12] Optimization Methods
    • [MFE13] Ethical and Legal Issues in Information Technology (IT)
    • [MFE14] Protection of Human Rights

Semester 3

  • [HMPH-101] [6 ECTS] Research Methodology
    The course objective is to acquaint students with the methodology of scientific research in the field of public health and health sciences; Introducing the essence of scientific research, the research methodology, research procedure, types of research and scientific papers. Special attention is paid for students to perform scientific research, proper interpretation and evaluation of research results as well how to write a scientific paper. Students are also gradually familiarized with the procedure and the stages of writing the Master thesis.
  • [HMPH-301] [6 ECTS] Healthcare Management and Leadership
    The aim of this course is to introduce students to the concept of healthcare management and leadership, the differences between these two activities, ways and modern methods used in the market economy during the process of management of health institutions. Also, the main goal is to learn about the main functions of management as well as the features and skills that a leader should possess in health.
  • [HMPH-302] [6 ECTS] Health Human Resources Planning
    Objectives of the study program: Students will gain basic knowledge about the possibilities for improvement of services of the health system through human resources planning. They will also gain knowledge and skills for planning of human resource needs and they will be able to conduct research for the needs of the labour force in heath care systems.
  • [HMPH-303] [6 ECTS] Healthcare Crisis Management
    Objectives of the study program: To acquire knowledge and experience to provide proper response to the health care system in a state of crisis.
  • [6 ECTS] Elective course
    • [EHMPH-101] Workplace and Environmental Management
    • [EHMPH-102] Medical Technologies for Patient and Healthcare Workers’ Care
    • [EHMPH-202] Health Marketing
    • [EHMPH-301] Project Management
    • [EHMPH-302] Ecological Health
    • [EHMPH-303] Health Education and Health Promotion
    • [?HMPH-304] Health Information Technologies (IT)

Semester 4

  • [IEH-THESIS-120] [30 ECTS] Master Thesis
    After passing examinations, the student may begin the procedure of filing, making and public defense of thesis topic. The student chooses the mentor, who gives him instructions for preparation of the application of master theses. The application must be granted by the Graduate Studies Educational Collegium and the Scientific and Academic Council of the Institue. After preparing the final version of Masters Thesis, Academic-Scientific Council forms a three-member committee, which prepares the report, which is may be accepted or rejected. The positive report is approved by the Academic-Scientific Council and it is set the date of public defense. After successfully defending the thesis, the student gains the degree - Master in Healthcare Management and Public Health.
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