What is a PhD in Health Administration?

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Health Management studies the process of organising and coordinating public health systems and healthcare institutions, such as hospitals, private medical clinics, and medical analysis laboratories. Health Management deals with aspects like the collaboration between departments, efficient use of resources, hiring qualified and well-prepared medical staff, ensuring financial stability, acquiring medical devices, and so on.

Health Management, also called Healthcare Management or Healthcare Administration, overlaps with other academic areas, including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management (HRM), and Leadership.

Health Management degrees use different titles such as Health Management and Policy, Healthcare Management and Insurance Health Service Management, International Health Management, or Health Management Systems (HMS).

Students can expect to take classes in Managing Resources, Budgeting, Public Health, Social Care, Quality Management, Risk and Project Management, Ethical Issues in Healthcare Management, Decision Making, Financial Accounting, Healthcare Informatics, Leadership, Health Communication, etc.

Career opportunities for graduates include hospital and health system management, clinical human resource, medical group administration, pharmaceutical companies, care management organisations, supply chain companies, government or policy organisations, health insurers, and consulting. Healthcare management professionals work as administrators, managers, CEOs, planners, and more.

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