Master certificate in healthcare management is a postgraduate certificate program with dual certificate from University of Atlanta and American Academy of Project Management.

February 4, 2019
30 PDUs


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Master certificate in healthcare management is a postgraduate certificate program with dual certificate from University of Atlanta and American Academy of Project Management.It has four modules namely:


  • Healthcare Planning and Policy
  • Healthcare Finance Management
  • Principles of Quality Management in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Administration – Final Project    


Healthcare Planning and Policy(HC 605)


This course has been designed to help students understand and develop the skills necessary to conduct program development activities in any health education or health promotion setting. The course focuses on the planning and assessment of community health and its capacity to support the development of programs related to health protection, health promotion, and disease control and health services. It focuses on the planning, implementation and evaluation of health programs and on the instruments, models, and assessment tools required for future planning and evaluation in health care institutions.


Upon completion of this course students should have gained the knowledge and skills to:


  1. Outline effective methods and techniques of implementing health promotion and health education programs.
  2. Identify and evaluate measures of the health and function of populations, organizations, partnerships, systems, and communities.
  3. Identify means of measuring health through indices of health status.
  4. Analyze how information in Healthy People 2010 can be utilized in health education and health promotionprograms.
  5. Identify and describe appropriate planning models to be used for specific health education and healthpromotion projects.
  6. Identify appropriate evaluation tools applicable in specific health education and health promotion projects.
  7. Assess program needs via primary and secondary data sources.
  8. Apply evaluation and research methods and procedures to explain effective techniques.
  9. Define, apply, and evaluate measurable program, intervention, and learning objectives.
  10. Demonstrate effective health planning program writing comprehension and skills.


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Course Description 


This course introduces students to the basic principles of care finance. Students will learn how to interpret models that provide information on budget-related issues such as cost control, investment opportunities, and more efficient financial administration of health care organizations. The course also provides students with the basic principles of accounting and economics, financial analysis, forecasting techniques and financial record- keeping.


Course Objectives


Upon completion of this course students should have gained the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Describe the fundamental principles and approaches of managing healthcare finances.
  2. Explain accounting concepts, identify regulations, and elaborate upon the relevance to healthcare finance.
  3. Analyze and interpret accounting information and data, and apply to practical financial managementscenarios.
  4. Identify and describe administrative responsibilities in relation to the cycle of working capital, cash flow,and receivables and payables management.
  5. Synthesize financial principles, and articulate other related aspects of healthcare finance.
  6. Identify components of financial statements and pertinent financial ratios.
  7. Illustrate the relationship of price, fixed and variable cost, and quantity to breakeven analysis in healthcare financial planning
  8. Evaluate income, expense, and investment to make business and financial decisions
  9. Apply financial concepts and principles to develop a financial plan that meets the short and long term goals of a healthcare organization.
  10. 10. Demonstrate the ability to manage financial aspects of healthcare organizations.Principles of Quality Management in Healthcare HC 665This course familiarizes students with the current concepts, methods, and practical applications related to improving health care quality assessment and delivery. The student will be provided with a number of effective management techniques designed to increase consumer satisfaction while augmenting the quality and reducing costs of health care. The philosophy behind CQI/TQM is discussed, along with guidelines for implementation. Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course students should have gained the knowledge and skills to:

    1. Synthesize and articulate fundamental principles and concepts of quality management in healthcare. Define key terms related to quality in healthcare.
    2. Identify and describe the major purposes for healthcare quality improvement programs.
    3. Distinguish between the role of government, healthcare organizations, accreditation organizations, andprofessional bodies in quality of care assessment and assurance.
    4. Outline principles, accreditation requirements, and unique characteristics of quality oriented activities invarious healthcare areas and sectors (i.e. hospital based quality, ambulatory care quality), includingalternative  organizational  forms  (i.e.  HMO’s,  home  health  care,  academic health centers).
    5. Explain the principles of total quality management (TQM), and apply to the healthcare industry.
    6. Assess the current and future viability of quality programs, and describe the best method to determine tovalue of programs.
    7. Apply concepts and principles to analyze information found on websites dedicated to TQM in health care



    Course Description


    This course focuses on health care evaluation in general with a particular emphasis on institutional systems. The course will review the range of evaluation instruments available, and offer the most effective strategies for using these instruments in an institutional setting. We will also discuss how to present and use the findings generated by these systems.


    Course Objectives


    Upon completion of this course students should have gained the knowledge and skills to:

    1. Apply theories, concepts, and tools of health science analysis to systematically evaluate special characteristics, utilization patterns, delivery strategies, and alternative financing mechanisms of the healthcare system.
    2. Identify and describe strategies utilized to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of allocation decisions. Articulate the variables considered when evaluating if a program is achieving desired outcomes at a reasonable cost.
    3. Outline the structure, organization, and functions of various facets of the healthcare delivery system.
    4. Identify practical limitations of program evaluation.
    5. Compare and contrast measures of program evaluation.
    6. Analyze social, political, and economic trends affecting healthcare delivery, and elaborate upon thepractical and ethical implications.
    7. Analyze information relevant to the healthcare industry, and apply theoretical constructs to evaluate issues.
    8. Apply critical thinking skills to develop an effective program evaluation and write a comprehensive report.


    Introduction To Healthcare Administration MPM 700


    Course Description


    This course provides a survey of administrative issues, enigmas and solutions (theories and practices) within the modern health care system and in related spheres. The course introduces students to the principles and challenges of public health and scrutinizes the creation and implementation of activities or practices that have benefited or might benefit the health status of populations. Topics considered include important areas of health care management including a diagnostic and approach, familiarization with resources for effective health planning, evaluation and remediation. Comparative analysis of a spectrum of approaches and processes lays the groundwork for much of the assessment to be undertaken. A combination of research and applied analysis.


    Course Objectives


    Upon completion of this course students should have gained the knowledge and skills to:

    1. Analyze the role and objectives of health care organizations. Identify and describe the services provided by such organizations.
    2. Examine the delivery of healthcare in the United States. Evaluate that delivery against a variety of variables including private business, government, and society.
    3. Identify and describe the fundamental structure and procedures of various types of health care organizations.
    4. Analyze fundamental theories and principles and outline various approaches for delivering health care.
    5. Provide a synthesis of the roles played by and the relationship between government, insurers, hospitals,physicians, and long term care providers including ownership, governance, financial incentives, servicesand how quality of care is measured and improved.
    6. Apply concepts of cost, quality and access to analyze the health care system and its components.
    7. Identify factors that contribute to the quality care services to patients and health care providers.
    8. Identify features of special sectors of the health care system such as academic health centers, mental healthcare, long term care, home health services.
    9. Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to design and implement healthcare policies and procedures.Evaluate policies and procedures within a theoretical framework.
    10. Provide a written analysis of a topic relevant to health care systems.


Course Outlines


I. Planning a Health Promotion Program
2. Models for Program Planning in Health Promotion
3. Starting the Planning Process.
4. Assessing Needs.
5. Measurement, Measures, Data Collection, and Sampling
6. Mission Statement, Goals, and Objectives
7. Theories and Models Commonly Used for Health Promotion Interventions.
8. Interventions
9. Community Organizing and Community Building. 10. Identification and Allocation of Resources
11. Marketing: Making Sure Programs Respond.
12. Implementation: Strategies and Associated Concerns
13. Evaluation: An Overview.
14. Evaluation Approaches, Framework, and Designs
15. Data Analysis and Reporting


Healthcare Finance Management

1. Financial Information and the Decision-Making Process
2. Financial Environment of Health Care Organizations
3. Legal and Regulatory Environment
4. Managed Care
5. General Principles of Accounting
6. Financial Statements
7. Accounting for Inflation
8. Analyzing Financial Statements
9. Financial Analysis of Alternative Health Care Firms
10. Strategic Financial Planning
11. Cost Concepts and Decision Making
12. Product Costing
13. The Management Control Process
14. Cost Variance Analysis
15. Financial Mathematics
16. Capital Project Analysis
17. Capital Formation
18. Working Capital and Cash Management
19. Developing the Cash Budget


Principles of Quality Management in Healthcare

1. Defining Quality Improvement
2. Does TQM/CQI Work in Health Care?
3. The Outcome Model of Quality
4. Measurement and Statistical Analysis in CQI
5. Measuring Consumer Satisfaction
6. Understanding and Improving Team Effectiveness in Quality Improvement
7. CQI, Transformation and  the  “Learning”  Organization
8. Measuring & Assessing Adverse Medical Events to Promote Patient safety
9. The Human Face of Medical error :Classification and Reduction
10. Information Management and Technology for CQI
11. Integrating Approaches to Health Professional Development with Approaches to Improving Patient Care
12. Quality Improvement in Primary Care: The Role of organization, collaborative, and managed care health information technology plan
13. CQI in Contract Research Organizations
14. Continuous Quality Improvement in Public Health Organizations
15. Inquiring into the Quality and Safety of Care in the Academic Clinical Microsystem
16. Quality: From Professional Responsibility to Public Policy and Back Again


Healthcare Impact Evaluation

1. Introduction to Health Services Research and Policy Analysis
2. Effectiveness: Concepts and Methods
3. Effectiveness: Policy Strategies, Evidence, and Criteria
4. Efficiency: Concepts and Methods
5. Efficiency: Policy Strategies, Evidence, and Criteria
6. Equity: Concepts and Methods
7. Equity: Policy Strategies, Evidence, and Criteria
8. Integrating Health Services Research and Policy Analysis
9. Applying Health Services Research to Policy Analysis


Introduction To Healthcare Administration

1. Major Characteristics of (Nigerian) Health Care Delivery
2. Foundation of Health Care Delivery
3. Historical Overview of Nigerian Health Care Delivery
4. Health Care Providers and Professionals
5. Technology and Its Effects
6. Financing and Reimbursement Methods
7. Outpatient Services and Primary Care
8. Hospitals
9. Managed Care and Integrated Organizations
10. Long-Term Care Services
11. Underserved Populations
12. Cost, Access, and Quality
13. Health Policy
14. The Future of Health Services Delivery

Who Should Attend?

For Healthcare professional,Doctors,pharmacist,nurses,hospital directors,public health practitioners,Chief medical directors,e.t.c