MASTER OF COMMUNITY HEALTH SCIENCE

HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH ECONOMICS

 

SYPNOSIS OF COURSES

 

COMPULSORY COURSES

 

FK 6163  : (Basic Medical Statistics)

This course is an introduction to medical statistics. It covers methods of data collection, grouping and presentation, student’s t value, chi square, correlation, linear regression and ANOVA. This course introduces microcomputing in the analysis of health research data. This course comprises 2 hours of lectures and a 2-hour practical session each week.

 

References

 

Beth, D., Robert G. T. &Robert, T. 2004. Basic & Clinical Biostatistics . Lange Medical Books / Mc Graw – Hill.Medical Publishing Division.

Colton, T. 2000. Statistics in Medicine. Little Brown and Co. Boston. 4th Ed.

 

David, G. 2005. Introduction to the Practice of Statistics. 4th Edition Prentice-Hall International Inc.

 

Dawson,B. & Trapp, R.G. 2001. Basic and Clinical Biostatistics. 3rd Edition Prentice-Hall International Inc.

 

Geoffrey, R. &David, L. S.2000. Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials,Second Edition.

 

 

FK 6183            :           (Basic Epidemiology)

 

This course covers all the basic concept of epidemiology in public health including the principles and methods in epidemiology. It covers the distribution and determinants of diseases and application of epidemiological method in preventing and controlling diseases. This course will also emphasize a few aspects of study design and interpretation from cross-sectional, case control, cohort and experimental study.

 

References

 

Armenian, Haroutune,K. 1998. Epidemiology and Health Sevices. New York : Oxford University Press.

 

Last,J.M. 2001. A Dictionary Of Epidemiology. Oxford: Oxford University Press

 

Leon,G. 2004. Epidemiology. 3rd Ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Sanders.

 

Kenneth,J., Rothman. 1998. Modern Epidemiology. Philladelphia: Lippincott-Raven Publishers

 

Kenneth,J., Rothman. 2002. Epidemiology : An Introduction. Oxford : Oxford University Press.

 

Richard,F., Lawrenson,R. 2004. Lecture Notes : Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine. 5th Ed. Malden: Blackwell Pub.

 

Robert,F.H.& Sellers, T.A. 2004. Epidemiology For Public Health Practice. 3rd Ed. Sadbury: Jones & Bartlett

 

 

FK 6313  : (PRINCIPLES OF HealtH Management)

 

This course is aimed at preparing canidates with basic knowledgeof management in the practice of public health and to provide guidance and competency in making important decisions in solving public health problems. This course covers biological, social, psychological and environmental aspects which influence health, health status, analysis of health needs and demands and also healthcare systems. This course also discusses concepts, methods and techniques of modern management in healthcare including problem identification, decision making, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programs and health services including health research methodology. Aspects of organization, management and staff functions, communication and organizational development are also discussed. This course covers 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of discussion each week.

 

References

 

Blum, H.L. 2000. Planning for Health Services for the Eighties. Human Science Press. New York, 4nd. Ed.

 

Heiriegal, D. & Slocum, J.W. 1999. Management. Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. Messachusetts. 6. Ed.

 

Levey S. & Loorba, N.P. 1999. Health Care Administration & Management Perspective. J.B. Lippincott Co. Philadelphia.

 

Robbin, S.P.2002.   Management Concepts and Practice. Prentice-Hall Inc. New Jersey

 

Shonell, S.M. & Kaluzzy, A.D. 2000. Health Care Management: A Text in Organizational Theory and Behavior. John Wiley and Sons, New Jersey, 4nd. Ed.

 

 

FK 7213:       (Principles of EnvironmENtal and Occupational health)

 

This module is a three (3) unit course. Its main aim is to provide basic knowledge and skills in environmental health and occupational health to the candidates. For the environmental health, candidates will be introduced to factors and criteria involved in determining and assessing impact of human exposure to environmental contaminants. This includes ecology, water pollutants, air, soil, food and other natural and man-made sources. For the occupational health component, candidate will learn about occupational hazards and the management of health risk in the workplace. Candidate will also be exposed to the occupational health legislation and services. The course will be covered by twice weekly 2 hour lecture sessions.

 

References

 

Koh, D., Chia, K.S & Jeyaratnam, J. 2002. Textbook of Occupational Medicine Practice. Singapore: World Scientific

 

La Dou, J. 2004. Current Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 3rd Edition. New York: Lange Medical Books.

 

Lippmann, M., Cohen, B.S. & Schlesinger, R.B. 2003. Environmental Health Science : Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Chemical and Physical Health Hazards. Oxford University Press, New York,

 

Nebel, B.J. & Wright, R.T. 1998. Environmental Science. Prentice Hall, Inc., New Jersey .

 

Noor Hassim Ismail. 2002. Program Perlindungan Pendengaran Pekerja. Kuala Lumpur. Persatuan Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan Malaysia.

 

 

FK 6513  : (Principles of familY Health)

 

This is a three (3) unit module. The main aim of this module is to broaden students’ knowledge and experience in family health, especially with regards to the health of individuals, family as the core unit and society as a whole. This course will focus on the ‘family life-cycle’ approach which has been well adapted worldwide. This lifecycle approach connects children, mother, father, grandparents in a system that as a whole shape the health of individual family members. And the family or household in turn interacts with the various actors or factors in the community. In order to provide a more comprehensive view of the concept of basic family health, this course will be divided into three main sub-modules:

 

  • Family and health

  • Family and nutrition

  • Family and health promotion

     

    The first sub-module which is the family and health sub-module basically concentrates on basic principles of health related to individual member of the family life-cycle. In addition to this, it also includes the discussion on issues relating to reproductive hazards and workplace, legal issues, genetic and intra-uterine determinants as well as family and population planning. The second sub-module focuses on issues related to nutrition of family and community as well as its related programmes. The final sub-module introduces the concept of health promotion and education in relation to family health seeking behaviours. This course will be delivered in the form of weekly lectures and tutorials. Tutorial videos may be viewed at:

     

 

 

 

 

 

Note: All students need to visit the website for WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and other health organizations to get more information globally.

 

References

 

  1. Helen M.Wallace and G.I.Ebrahim (eds) (2001) Maternal and child health around the world. London. Macmillan.

  2. Indra Pathmannathan et al. (2003) Investing in maternal health: learning from Malaysia and Sri Lanka. Washington D.C: The world bank.

  3. Margaret,B.Arbuckle and Charlotte,A.Herrick (2006) Child and Adolescent Mental Health: interdisciplinary system of care. Sudbury Mass:Jones and Bartlett publisher.

  4. Bonnie Brandl et al. (2007) Elderly Abuse detection and intervention: a collaborative approach. New York: Springer.

  5. Long term care for older people (2005) Paris:OECD

  6. Doling,J., Jones, F.C.Maltby,T. (2005) Ageing matters: European Policy Lessons from the East. Aldershot, Hants, England, Burlington, VT:Ashgate.

  7. Quinn,W.H. (2004) Family solutions for youth at risk: applications to juvenile delinquency, truancy and behaviour problems. New York: Brunner Routledge.

  8. Sloan,E. (2002) Biology of women. Albany, New york: Delmar Thompson Learning.

  9. Condon,M.C. (2004) Women’sHealth: body, mind,spirit:an integrated approach to wellness and illness. Upper sadle river N.J.: Prentice Hall.

  10. Lips,H.M (2006) Anew psychology of women: gender, culture and ethnicity,Boston:Mc Graw Hill.

     

    FK 6143 : (RESEARCH METHODOLOGY)

     

    The course mainly focuses on the method of conducting medical research. Throughout the course the students will be guided by the lecturers to prepare research proposal, which will be presented at the end of the course. The main topics in research methodology including hypothesis generation, searching for   information, research design, proposal writing and plan of analysis will be discussed. At the end of the module, students will submit a complete proposal for their study.

     

    References

     

    Polgar Colton, T. 2000. Statistics in Medicine. Little Brown and Co. Boston. 4th Ed.

     

    Dawson,B. & Trapp, R.G. 2001. Basic and Clinical Biostatistics. 3rd Edition Prentice-Hall International Inc.

     

    Geoffrey, R. &David, L. S.2000. Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials,Second Edition

     

    Geoffrey, R. M., David, D.&David, F. 2005. Essentials of Research Design and Methodology.Essentials of Behavioral Science. Prentice Hall Inc.

     

    John, W. C.2002. Research Design Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (2nd Edition) , Sage Publications

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

 

FK 6493  : PLANNING AND EVALUATION OF HEALTH PROGRAM

 

This course discusses concepts and basic health planning, which takes into account factors of morbidity, mortality, demography, resources, essential health needs, institutional aspects, political, rules of law, socio-cultural and economical in planning of the health programme; devices, basic procedures and techniques in determining health problems and evaluation of health status; decision-making & prioritise problems in planning; and observation & evaluation aspects of the health programme. This course consists of a 2-hour lecture and a 2-hour session of practical each week.

 

References:

 

Blum, H.L. 2000. Planning for Health Services for the Eighties. Human Science Press. New York, 4nd. Ed.

 

Heiriegal, D. & Slocum, J.W. 1999. Management. Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. Messachusetts. 6. Ed.

 

Levey S. & Loorba, N.P. 1999. Health Care Administration & Management Perspective. J.B. Lippincott Co. Philadelphia.

 

Robbin, S.P.2002.   Management Concepts and Practice. Prentice-Hall Inc. New Jersey

 

Shonell, S.M. & Kaluzzy, A.D. 2000. Health Care Management : A Text in Organizational Theory and Behavior. John Wiley and Sons, New Jersey, 4nd. Ed.

 

 

FK 6343  : HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT

 

This course emphasises on hospital management procedures from physical and services planning, all aspects of administration, financing and costs control and marketing of the hospital. This course will provide basic efficiency skills among students to help develop in them a quality management team, so that they will be capable to discharge all management functions effectively in the field of human capital, finance and goods, hospital’s micro planning and to portray a corporate and quality image of the hospital administration. Candidates will also acquire skills on information management for administrative purpose. This course will also be of assistance to planners from all levels of health administration.

 

References:

 

Montague Brown and Howard L.L. Hospital Management System-multi unit Organization and Delivery of Health Care. Aspen System Corporation Germantown, Maryland, 1971.

 

Pena J.J and Valerie A. Hospital Management- Winning Strategies for the 80s. Aspen Publication, Rockville, Maryland, 1985

 

Blum, H.L. 2000. Planning for Health Services for the Eighties. Human Science Press. New York, 4nd. Ed.

 

Heiriegal, D. & Slocum, J.W. 1999. Management. Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. Massachusetts. 6. Ed.

 

Levey S. & Loorba, N.P. 1999. Health Care Administration & Management Perspective. J.B. Lippincott Co. Philadelphia.

 

Robbin, S.P.2002.   Management Concepts and Practice. Prentice-Hall Inc. New Jersey

 

Shonell, S.M. & Kaluzzy, A.D. 2000. Health Care Management : A Text in Organizational Theory and Behavior. John Wiley and Sons, New Jersey, 4nd. Ed.

 

 

FK 6342  : MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH INFORMATION IN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

 

This course discusses on compiling and usage of data in health care system for the purpose of planning, research and problem-solving in health & service areas. Focus will be channelled towards strategy and technical analysis, alternative selection, efficiency assessment and usage of computers in the field of health care management. This course is a 1-hour lecture and a session of 2-hour practical per week.

 

References:

 

Wickham,F. Lee DBA,John P, Glaser & Burns.2005.Managing healthcare information systems: Approach for health care executives.

 

Mervat Abdelhak,Sara Grostick Mary,2007. Health information:management of a strategic .

 

Merit 2002. Information management for health care professional health information management series.

 

Mc Lachlan G. and Shegog R.A. (eds). Computers in the Service of Medicine.Vol.I-III. Oxford University Press, 1986

 

FK 6352  : ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH PERSONNEL

 

This course touches on theory and practical on manifestation, assessment and controlling of behaviours and situations within the health services organisation. Emphasis is given to leadership aspects, motivational, communication and group dynamics within the health organisation. It also discusses the co-relation between health care organisation and staff including occupational analysis, efficiency, effectiveness, training and expansion of the health personnel. This course covers a 2-hour lectures and an hour discussion session each week.

 

References:

 

Adam, E.I & Elsert, R.J. 1999. Production and Operation Management, Concept, Model and Behaviour. Prentice- Hall International Edition, New Jersey, 5 rd Ed.

Sehermerhon, J.R. Hunt, J.G & Osborn, R.N. 2000. Managing Organisational Behaviour. John Wiley and Sons, New York.

Fottler, M.D., Hernandez, S.R & Joiner, C.L. 2000. Strategic Management of Human Resources in Health Services Organization. John Wiley and Sons, 4nd Ed.

Stephen, M. S.&Arnold, D. K.. 2005 . Health Care Management: Organization Design and BehaviorPrentice Hall Inc.Seth B.G 2005. Principles of Health Care Management: Compliance Consumerism and Accountability in the 21st Century . Prentice Hall Inc

 

FK 6363  : HEALTH ECONOMICS

 

This course covers theory of microeconomics analysis and its application in health service and problems associate with it in organisation, delivery and financial in health service; economical analysis as a basic tool in decision making to an individual and community at large; demand and offer in health and medicine, analysis of resources; preparation and process of health budget. This course will also discuss aspects of accounting, value expectation theory, financial modelling, analysis of economics impact, financial resources, financial extrapolation cost-effective analysis and cost-benefit in planning and evaluating of health services. It will also emphasise on computer usage in health economics. This course will be conducted for 2 hours of lecture and 1 session of practical for 2 hours each week.

 

References:

 

Drummond, M.F., Sculpher, M.J., Torrance, G.W. & O’Brien, B.J. 2005. Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes. Third Edition. United Kingdom: Oxford Medical Publications.

 

Creese, A. & Parker, D. 1994. Cost Analysis in Primary Health Care: A Training Manual for Programme Managers. Geneva: World Health Organization.

 

Getzen, T.E. 2003. Health Economics: Fundamentals and Flow of Funds. Second Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc

 

 

FK 6382  : MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

 

Candidates who are taking specialization in health management are required to prepare a write up regarding current issues in health management. This must be in tandem with the supervisors requirements. The papers will be presented in the form of seminar. Output of these seminars may be also prepared for manuscripts submissions. This course will be conducted by presenting this seminar for 4 hours every 2 weeks (with course coordinator).

 

Journal

 

1.    World Health Statistics Quarterly: WHO.

2.    Bulletin of the World Health Organization: WHO.

3.    WHO Chronicle: WHO.

 

 

 

 

FK 6491/2: DIRECTED LEARNING IN HOSPITAL AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT

 

This course is a 2 unit’s course compulsory and offered to all Masters candidates that wants to expand their knowledge and skills directed to hospital and health management. This is as supplementary and can be used to explore, expand the necessary skills and knowledge that are needed in Hospital and Health Management; but are not covered from the formal concept lectures. It can also be used to further add to the knowledge of related topics in Hospital and Health that can’t be sufficiently covered in lectures. Thus directed learning is intended to further elaborate and supplement students’ knowledge and skills related in Hospital and Health Management or Health Economics. At the end of the course, supervisors will give marks based on the involvement and dedications portrayed by the candidate in the course activities and output quality. Products must achieve the minimum satisfactory level set by the supervisors. If the product is in the form of article writing, then it must meet sufficient requirements in established or peer reviewed journals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Go to top