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Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning

Postgraduate Modules

Medical Sciences

Health Care Systems


It is recognised that health care systems are becoming increasingly complex, requiring innovative and transformative approaches to management and leadership. This course explores the management of two key types of resources: people and non-people resources including, finances and information. It challenges the notion about the differences between leadership and management and examines the legal and ethical frameworks which underpin management in healthcare system resources.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

What will I Learn?

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss fundamental concepts and principles of management, including the basic roles, skills, and functions of management
  • Apply theoretical concepts to practical challenges in the health sector
  • Summarize the four functions of management
  • Compare and contrast different types, roles, and styles of managers
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and communication skills
  • Assess internal and external factors (environment, technology, human resources) that affect organizational function, particularly in the health sector
  • Summarize the ethical and legal frameworks which guide the management of health care systems

Who Should do this Course

Individuals who meet the entry requirements for postgraduate level training, including Mid- and entry-level persons who wish to function at a mid-management or higher level in a health care or related setting, who want to be equipped to critically appraise the different types, roles and styles of managers/leaders within the context of health care systems and be able to develop strategies to enhance personal and team performance within the health care system.

Important Information

  • Applicants must bring all required documentation to the Department of Management Studies, Graduate Section, for their application to be processed.
  • Individuals applying for postgraduate modules, whose native language is not English, must take tests,  to demonstrate English Language proficiency prior to registration, as identified in the Manual of Procedures re: Regulations for Graduate Diplomas and Degrees (Sec. 1, Para. 5).

At a Glance

  • Admissions Term: 2018/2019 Semester II
  • Date: Semester: 2 (January - May)
  • Time: TBA
  • Duration: 12 Week (36 hours)
  • Certificate Awarded: Postgraduate Professional Development Certificate of Competence
  • Course Code: PBHE 6400
  • Capacity: 10
  • Cost: BDS $1,880 (US $940) {with assessment} ; BDS $1,598 (US $799) {without assessment}

The course is comprised of eight (8) broad topics:
  • Basic Principles of Management
  • Setting Health Priorities
  • Policy and Governance
  • Human Resources Overview
  • Planning and Programming
  • Results-based Leadership
  • Health Systems and Health Informatics
  • Law and Ethics in Public Health

For entry into this course, applicants must have at least an undergraduate degree, or five (5) years relevant work experience. Applicants may also be asked to provide an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.

The course will be delivered over 12 three hour sessions. Students will also engage in independent self-directed learning to consolidate their knowledge and understanding of the course materials.

Dr.  Heather Harewood/Dr. Elizabeth Ferdinand