BHM Internship/ field training
The internship is a core requirement and the Capstone course of the bachelor’s degree in the Health Management program. This course differs in content depending on the type of student (working and non-working students). Working students are required to develop a project, which will be assigned by the academic advisor; moreover, at the end of the semester, the student (working student) is required to deliver a presentation on this project. On the other hand, for non-working students, this course is supervised work experience in the field of the program major. A minimum of 240 hours of work experience over a short semester is required. It offers essential benefits to the graduating student, including the opportunity to earn credits while exploring a career in their major and a chance to apply concepts learned in the bachelor’s degree program to real problems faced by healthcare-related organizations. The course is taken near the end of the program of study, and most content areas must be introduced and covered before taking this capstone course.
The student is responsible for securing an appropriate internship at a specialized clinical site, though help can be sought from his/her faculty advisor and college’s career office. The student's work will be monitored by an assigned faculty member with the student providing a formal written report at the end of the project and the field supervisor (Preceptor), giving an evaluation of the student’s work experience. The internship is an ongoing seminar between the student, the faculty advisor, and the preceptor. It involves professional experience, periodic meetings with the faculty advisor, and submission of the Internship Evaluation Form and the formal written Internship Report.
This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of biostatistics. The course covers of descriptive statistics with concepts of dispersion, central tendency measurements. Graphical and tabular displays are also covered. Simple inferential statistics involving probability, sampling, confidence intervals and terms of significance are presented.
Contemporary issues in strategic management
This course will introduce the students to essential elements of corporate Strategic Management with focus on contemporary issues and the necessary approaches to strategy formulation and implementation. Topics taught include how to develop systematic approaches to analyze and facilitate decision making process to solve real-life problems related to the UAE current business environment and the various social and economic influences that may influence these organizations. This course explains the whole process of strategy formulation, implementation, evaluation, control, and strategic issues.
This course is designed to introduce the theoretical and practice, the basis for understanding proper safety and health practices regarding First Aid. The learner will demonstrate knowledge of first aid procedures and how to apply them to real-world scenarios. The students will learn their legal responsibilities as a first aid provider, how to identify different types of medical emergencies and the proper steps to take, and how to react in specific environmental conditions like extreme heat and cold. Accidents and injuries occur in most facilities on almost a daily basis. They involve everything from minor cuts and scrapes to broken bones, chemical burns, and other serious injuries
Health Care Delivery system
This course is designed to optimize students' views regards the health care system and how it is delivered. It demonstrates an overview of the health care delivery system and how performance assessing and how process improvements could be managed. It introduces the new knowledge related to system engineering: technologies and methodologies. It covered as well, the design, planning, controlling, and managing of health care systems (preventive care, telemedicine, transplant services, pharmacy operation, ED/ICU operation, OR management, decontamination services, laboratories, Emergency response and pandemics planning, Mental health, food, and supplies, tracking and information systems).
Health Care policy
This course provides a framework for developing and analyzing a range of health policy issues. The course begins by introducing an approach for rationally analyzing any public health policy issues. The course also has relevant topics on; other models of the policy process and analyzing historical, political, ethical, and legal ramifications, assessing the need and demand, examining economic and financial considerations, assessing existing programs and policies.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the discipline of health economics, where it includes economic concepts, such as supply and demand, cost, pricing, and the relationship between prices and quantities supplied or demanded as applied to the health care sector. This course as well discusses topics related to the factors that affecting demand and supply, marginals, elasticity, and the effect of information on health care markets and the health insurance market from an economic perspective. Additionally, the course discusses the effect of government intervention and health insurance on the health care market. Finally, financing health care, economic evaluation, and equity terms are encompassed.
This course deals with discipline matters of health financing applied to health services offering students an exploration of an introduction to fundamental models of health financing, basic financial analysis, and mobilizing financial resources, builds on concepts covered in Health Finance. Accordingly, the general basis of financial decision making in the health care sector will be based on understanding the whole financial subjects in this course.
Healthcare Management and Leadership
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of contemporary thought on the nature of leadership, the leader’s role, and to explore applications of that role. The course explores the effect of the diversity of subordinates on leadership practice, and the effect of leadership in building the strategies and maintaining quality. The framework for the course focuses on developing knowledge of the theoretical perspective of leadership within the context of one is professional. Additionally, strategies that can increase the effectiveness in the leadership role are examined.
As rapid Scientific, technological, and medical advances in recent years have completely transformed the health care sector. Hospitals have become a dynamic industry. Professionals who are responsible for planning and designing hospitals and those who subsequently manage, maintain, and operate them efficiently find the task of managing change quite challenging. This course is a broad subject that will let students understand the basics as well as the complexities of managing a hospital well. It has lots of ideas for the architect, who conceives of a viable plan for the hospital. It addresses the various issues which must be kept in mind by consultants, planners, and administrators who subsequently run the hospital. This course will cover most, Planning and Designing a hospital: The Correct Way, Planning and Designing Medical and Ancillary Services, Planning and Designing Nursing Services, Supportive Services, Facilities Planning for Managing SARS, CATH Lab, Hospital Information System, and Telemedicine.
Human Resources Management
This course helps students to gain an introduction to the concepts of human resource management; job analysis, recruiting process, selection process, orientation and training, performance appraisals and compensation concept.
Introduction to Computer Systems for Health Information Technology
This course is designed to introduce the students to the principles of computer technology related to health care; the health information profession; the definition and the purpose of the medical record; the systems and processes for collecting, maintaining and disseminating health information; numbering, retention and storage of medical information; forms control and design; indexes and registers; release of patient information, security, privacy, confidentiality, and ethical issues; documentation requirements; regulatory requirements of healthcare organization such The Department of Health- Abu Dhabi (DOH), accrediting and licensing agencies, and computerized information management systems utilized by health information management departments. This course will also introduce the components and requirements of the electronic health record.
Introduction to disease management
This course is designed to introduce the basics principle of disease management responsible for efficient and systematic control of the creation. The course will orientate the students to critical concepts of self-management and health promotion, and explore the nature of the multidisciplinary team, maintenance, use and disposition of records, including processes for capturing and maintaining evidence and information about how to prepares students for the practice in the field of symptom management of people with
chronic disease and/or life-limiting illness (LLI) and palliative care and lays the foundation for further study in this field. The course as well will focus on the health promotion and models of health promotion, and principles of health behavior change, to encourage the individual to adopt healthy behaviors.
Introduction to Electronic Health Records and Medical Office Workflow
This course is designed to introduce the basics principle of an electronic health record (EHR) which is an evolving concept defined as a systematic collection of electronic health information about individual patients or populations. It is a record in digital format that is theoretically capable of being shared across different health care settings. In some cases, this sharing can occur by way of network-connected enterprise-wide information systems and other information networks or exchanges. EHRs may include a range of data, demographics, medical history, medication, and billing information, and responsible for the efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use and disposition of records, processes for capturing, automating, and maintaining evidence of and information about business activities and transactions in the form of records. Improving the Quality and Safety of Patient Care with Evidence-Based
Guidelines E-Prescribing and Electronic Health Records are also covered in this course.
Introduction to Research Methodology
This is an introduction to the research methodology course to provide a comprehensive introduction to research methodology, including its theoretical foundation, fundamental protocols, and evidence-based practice (EBP). The course offers a practical approach to the identification, organization, and critique of such evidence. Also, in this course, students learn about research methodologies, which include pure and applied research, and interactive process of research writing. The distinction between quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches is emphasized in this course. The course also teaches students how to review the literature and to write a research proposal.
Legal Aspects and Ethics in Health Management
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to health law and ethics. It starts with ethical theories, principles, and tools that are important when making ethical decisions. Then explores privacy and confidentiality within the context of the many uses of health information, and covers ethical dilemmas faced in the process of clinical coding, pricing, access, and quality management. It addresses the importance of patient safety and organizational values, research, and decision support for data acquisition, access, and reporting. The course will include a discussion of the UAE system of laws and regulations of healthcare providers; legal and ethical issues in providing health care services to patients; legal and ethical issues in organizing, managing, and regulating the delivery of health care services; and legal issues in health insurance programs.
This course teaches students the fundamental principles and methods of modern macroeconomic theory. The main topics include the determination of output, employment, unemployment, interest rates, and inflation. Monetary and fiscal policies are discussed, as are the public debt and international economic issues.
Management of Small Business
This course focuses on how to start and operate a small business. The unique characteristics of small business are examined, making the student aware of ideas, concepts, and philosophies important to small business success. The course introduces the fundamentals of business management, including planning, raising capital, using business information, managing employees, and marketing products and services. The course discusses different types of businesses, legal organizations, accounting, and financial requirements.
Management Processes in Health service Organizations
This course is providing students with the tools to significantly improve health care organizational operations and processes as well as enhance quality and customer satisfaction by ensuring that services are tightly synchronized with patterns of patient demand. This course will cover the application of the concepts and methods of operation management to the health care organizational setting with an emphasis on planning and control in the management process. Students are taught to identify common bottlenecks and constraints and focus on the critical issues and processes faced by managers in the health care field.
Medical Insurance System
This course introduces students to the problem of risk, and health insurance, medical health insurance, and disability income insurance, and other topics such as social insurance programs, the private insurance industry, and regulation of insurance industry. Additionally, it explores methods such as health insurance claim processing and treatment approval. The course uses the understanding of the general principles of health insurance as a tool to understand the cooperative health insurance program implemented in the UAE.
This course introduces students to the language of medicine, were gain of understanding several terms: prefixes, suffixes, and word roots are valuable to build and analyze medical words and terms associated with the body as a whole. Accordingly, student will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, oncology, and pharmacology. In addition to medical terms, common abbreviations applicable to each system will be interpreted.
Microeconomics is an introduction to the operation of the market system and the role of markets in allocating scarce economic resources, the role of government in the economy and the impact of government policy on business and the economy at the microeconomic level. Major topics to be covered include elasticity, revenue, cost, price output determination, the factors of production and the determination of factor incomes.
Creating and delivering goods or services is why most organizations exist. In planning and controlling these activities, operations management makes a significant contribution to effective competition and sustainable development. The course takes a process perspective and considers contexts, processes, and changes.
The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of the causes and mechanisms of human diseases and associated alterations of structure and function of tissues. This involves first, the general pathology during which cell injury, adaptation, cell death, repair, inflammation, and neoplasia are introduced. Then, diseases and tumors of general interest affecting different body systems such as immune system, digestive, respiratory and cardiovascular system are studied.
Principle of Financial Accounting
Students completing this course are expected to have a clear understanding of the basic elements and procedures in an accrual accounting system, double entry accounting, the accounting cycle, be able to prepare the basic financial statements, preparing bank reconciliation statement along with ability to understand control over cash, and have a basic understanding of the acceptable methods of valuing assets, liabilities, and owner's equity.
Principles of Health Management
This course is designed to introduce students to key concepts related to the principle of health management, including concepts, issues, organizations, policies, strategies of health management approaches. The provided knowledge will deal with discipline matters of management principles applied to health services offering students an exploration of an overview of health management, strategic management, decision making, assessment of information need, human resource management, leadership, team building, health management conflict, time management, operational health planning, program monitoring and evaluation.
Principles of Management
The course introduces the development and use of organizational resources effectively.
Major topics include classical and contemporary theories of management, organizational culture, social responsibility, decision making, human resource management and motivation. Strategic management and foundation of planning are also covered. Additional topics may include understanding teams and groups.
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Students completing this course are expected to have a clear understanding of the concepts, theory and practice, the basic elements and procedures in managerial accounting, types of costs, cost behavior, job order costing, process costing, CVP, and information needed by management for future planning and forecasting.
This course is designed to introduce concepts, issues, organizations, policies, strategies, and challenges of public and population health approaches. Some coverage of issues in other countries, involved in each of the areas of public health is presented.
The course introduces students to key concepts related to the population and Public Health including occupational and environmental health, emerging threats/rapid responses, ethical and human rights concerns in global health, health care services and systems, maternal-child health, global and indigenous health, social and life course determinants of health, and epidemiology and biostatistics.
Quality management and improvement in health care
This course covers the issues of measuring, managing, and improving the quality of health care. The course investigates the components of quality improvement programs in health care facilities, including quality assessment, performance improvement, continuous quality improvement, utilization management, risk management and critical/clinical pathways.
This course is designed to develop students' skills in both strategic and operational issues pertaining to services. Beginning from the service, students are taught of the importance of must blending technology, people, marketing, and information to achieve a distinctive competitive advantage. Concepts taught include service management, service quality, customer satisfaction, developing service/qualify solution for service providers.
Strategic Healthcare Planning
This course is designed to provide students with the factual materials and conceptual tools needed to critically evaluate the processes of the development of health services focusing attention on the social, demographic, economic and political factors that are relevant to strategic healthcare planning and delivering health care (drawing on information from other countries where appropriate). Students are encouraged, throughout the course, to focus their attention on the politics of resource allocation, health planning, health care costs and their containment strategies, health care quality assurance, disaster plans, and the economics of health care.