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Master of Science in Hospital Management

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Course ID
HCM
Cycles
2 years
Credits
120
Semesters
4

The Master of Science Study Program in “Hospital Management” is part of the Faculty of Economics, Technology and Innovation.
This program aims to develop and strengthen capacities in the management, planning and administration of health care structures of all levels in the health system in Albania, the region and beyond. 

The program is designed to give students general knowledge about information systems in the health system, as well as to train professionals in this field. Knowledge gained during the program relates to basic concepts and knowledge related to information systems in the field of management and medicine, in particular, forms of control, storage, processing and dissemination of medical information to patients.

This program also provides knowledge related to issues such as: security, privacy, confidentiality including ethical and social ones. At the same time, it aims to provide students with a broader understanding of the challenges faced by health managers and managers in selecting and implementing a health information system. 

The program is also offered to all professionals who are part of the governing and / or management structures of healthcare organizations or who aspire to work in such positions, in order to further train or prepare them for a more effective management of healthcare organizations.

Graduates of this program can work as:
  • Managers in health organizations
  • Managers in the field of clinical research
  • Managers in the field of health information and others.

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Study Program Curriculum

Year 1
Year 2

Semester 1

No. Subject Code Subject Course Type Language Course Group Lecture Seminar Laboratory Practice Individual Work Credit ECTS
1 HCM 101 Managerial and Organizational Behavior Mandatory English B 45 15 0 0 90 3.5 6
2 HCM 103 Healthcare Law, Policy and Regulation Mandatory English A 45 15 0 0 90 3.5 6
3 HCM 105 Healthcare Economics Mandatory English B 45 15 0 0 90 3.5 6
4 HCM 107 Public Health Mandatory English B 45 15 0 0 90 3.5 6
5 HCM 109 Leadership in Organizations Mandatory English C 45 15 0 0 90 3.5 6

Semester 2

No. Subject Code Subject Course Type Language Course Group Lecture Seminar Laboratory Practice Individual Work Credit ECTS
1 HCM 102 Hospital Financial Management Mandatory English B 45 15 0 0 90 3.5 6
2 HCM 104 Hospital Statistics and Data Analysis Mandatory English B 45 15 0 0 90 3.5 6
3 HCM 106 Health Marketing Management Mandatory English C 45 15 0 0 90 3.5 6
4 HCM 108 Important topics in Hospital Management Mandatory English B 30 0 30 0 90 3.5 6
5 HCM 110 Patient Care and Management Mandatory English C 45 15 0 0 90 3.5 6

Semester 1

No. Subject Code Subject Course Type Language Course Group Lecture Seminar Laboratory Practice Individual Work Credit ECTS
1 HCM 201 Healthcare Informatics Mandatory English B 30 0 30 0 90 3.5 6
2 HCM 203 Research Methods Mandatory English B 45 15 0 0 90 3.5 6
3 HCM 205 Hospital Human Resource Management Mandatory English A 45 15 0 0 90 3.5 6
4 HCM 207 Hospital Operational Management Mandatory English B 45 15 0 0 90 3 6
5 HCM 221 Quality Management and Performance in Hospitals Mandatory English B 45 15 0 0 90 3.5 6

Semester 2

No. Subject Code Subject Course Type Language Course Group Lecture Seminar Laboratory Practice Individual Work Credit ECTS
1 HCM 202 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Mandatory English C 45 15 0 0 90 3.5 6
2 HCM 204 Professional Practice Mandatory English D 0 0 0 135 115 4.5 10
3 HCM 250 Diploma Thesis Mandatory English E 15 15 0 0 320 1.5 14