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 Master in Health Care Units Mangement

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The introduction of new management models and tools in health care institutions is aimed at achieving greater flexibility, efficiency, and accuracy thus steering farther the functioning of the sector. The Master in Health Care Units Management intends to equip health professionals with comprehensive management skills, enabling them to intervene more effectively in the context of health public or private organisations​.​​

Note
Language of instruction: Portuguese​

Tuition fees

Timetable​​​

Admission Criteria​


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There are ongoing formal procedures for the approval of the new study plan. The study plan below is what is currently in place.


2021/2022

General


Academic degree:
  • Master's degree
ECTS:
100
Duration:
3 curricular semesters
Regime:
Mixed
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Management

Contacts


    School of Economics and Management
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604510 Fax: +351 253601380
    E-Mail: pedagogico@eeg.uminho.pt
    URL: http://www.eeg.uminho.pt

Description


The introduction of management models and tools in health care institutions is aimed at achieving greater flexibility, efficiency, and accuracy thus steering farther the functioning of the sector. The Master intends to equip health professionals with comprehensive management skills, enabling them to intervene more effectively in the context of health public or private organisations. By providing management training in its various areas, graduates will get a strategic and operational vision of organizations, be able to use theoretical knowledge and apply strategic management skills in managerial decision-making. They also are able to analyse complex data and think critically, as well as, to operate in cross-cultural multidisciplinary teams and act ethically and with integrity.

Key learning outcomes


1. To disseminate knowledge in the various functional areas of Management
2. To stimulate critical thinking and reasoned opinions based on the prevailing Management of Health Services conceptual models
3. To increase awareness about the specificities and particular challenges of management in health care
4. To stimulate critical thinking and data driven decision making in health care organisations
5. To develop team work, communication, negotiation and leadership capabilities
6. To stimulate business ethics and social responsibility in health care organisations
7. To enhance scientific research in the various fields of Management of Health Services
8. To contribute to the development of a career in Management of Health Care Organizations and to lifelong learning.

Access to higher education


Masters in Health Care Units Management are qualified to start a Ph.D. in Management or related fields.

Careers


Graduates in Business and Management are qualified to pursue a career in management and its functional areas (namely, finance, corporate strategy, accounting, organizational behavior and human resources, marketing and operations management), in a variety of health care organizations (public and private, national and international, profit and non-profit).

Access


40

Vacancies

20

Minimum

Access forms


The access to this Cycle of Study can be done at the Students Portal of the University of Minho
https://alunos.uminho.pt/EN/candidates/MastersDegrees/Pages/default.aspx 

This information does not replace consultation of the Academic Regulations of the University of Minho and other official documents.

Formal requirements


The entry requirements comply with the Portuguese legislation. Students can apply for this Master's course if they are:
a) Holders of a bachelor's degree or legal equivalent in any area;
b) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this Process;
c) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree by the Scientific Council of the School of Economics and Management;
d) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum, which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the School of Economics and Management.

Application deadlines


Information on Application Deadlines can be found at:
https://www.eeg.uminho.pt/en/study/mestrados/Pages/admission.aspx

Registration deadlines


Information on Registration Deadlines can be found at:
https://www.eeg.uminho.pt/en/study/mestrados/Pages/admission.aspx

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Accounting and Management Control in Health Care G 5
S1 Ethics and Deontology in Health MED 5
S1 Finance in Healthcare Organizations G 5
S1 Health Policies and System CA 5
S1 Law in Health D 5
S1 Topics in Health Economics E 5
S2 Communication in Health MED 5
S2 Information Systems and Technology in Health TSI 5
S2 Logistics in Health Care G 5
S2 Organizational Behavior and Human Resoource Management in Healthcare Units G 5
S2 Quality Management and Health Safety ENF 5
S2 Strategy and Marketing for Healthcare G 5
Year 2 40
S1 Data Analysis in Health CPRI; G; E; CA 4
S1 Management Research Methodology and Proposal G 6
S1 Opção 30
Dissertation G 30
Internship G 30
Project Work G 30

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
20-05-2021
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Cr 178/2021
Registry Date:
15-06-2021
Accreditation validity:
30-07-2027