This programme is designed to build relevant skill sets and competencies required in the health services management sector (both private and public) and gain the critical knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in health service management. The programme will equip students with a solid grounding in the areas central to leading and managing in the health services management sector. The programme consists of several general management and specific health service management subjects such as health care delivery systems, principles of epidemiology, ethical and legal considerations in the health sector, health care informatics, and health care policy. These modules enable students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to perform effectively as health services managers either at entry-level or higher.
2 passes in A Level/HSC (At GCE A/L, a pass is considered E and above. HSC pass is considered C and above.) OR
Attainment of a Level 4 qualification in a related field OR
Attainment of a Level 4 Foundation Study Program approved for the specific Diploma program.
Note*: students can come from a broad range of programmes including business, health, information technology, and administrative.
Completion of a Level 4 qualification (unrelated), and successful completion of an MQA-approved University Preparation Program OR
20 years old, completion of secondary school, 2 years of relevant work experience, and successful completion of an MQA-approved University Preparation Program
Introduction to Health Services Management
Principles of Marketing
Introduction to Business Law
Accounting for Business
Information Systems for Management
Health Care Environment and Delivery Systems
Exit with Diploma in Health Services Management
Ethical and Legal Consideration for Health Service
Quality Management in Health Service
Decision Making for Management
Health Research Methods
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Principles of Epidemiology
Health Care Informatics
Health Care Policy and Advocacy
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health Care
The broader goals of the programme are as follows:
To cater to the health industry through the provision of trained individuals who are competent to meet the management demands specific to the industry.
Demonstrate knowledge of the most common health care delivery systems both within and outside of the Maldives.
Lead and manage a modern health services establishment and people effectively and efficiently using available resources.
Solve complex healthcare problems by applying the latest digital health technology.
Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues facing public health and implement effective health promotion strategies.
Apply ethical principles in all decisions relating to the management of health care.
Work collaboratively with others to solve problems in a range of professional-level contexts by applying relevant theories and techniques
Upon successful completion of this programme participants will be able to:
Demonstrate key functional areas of business and apply them to the efficient and effective management of a healthcare establishment.
Solve complex healthcare problems using the latest digital health technology available.
Formulate and manage a budget.
Manage people and resources to deliver outstanding services to internal and external customers.
Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues in facing the public, and in implementing health promotion programmes.
Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate self-reliance, good judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner of health services management.
Attain independent learning skills and enthusiasm for the field.
Be a critical thinker and strong decision-maker
Be an effective and professional communicator.
Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
Display knowledge of contemporary issues.
Demonstrate a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
Equip students to utilise theoretical knowledge to design sustainable solutions to current issues, trends, practices and processes in the work environment.
Work collaboratively with others to solve problems in a range of professional-level contexts by applying relevant theories and techniques.
Demonstrate the competency to address the requirements of changing business environments, focusing on the areas of health services management.