This course will provide students with an understanding of issues involved in the management and organization of health services. Students will examine issues related to managing health in terms of regional health authorities, health ministries and private (community-based, not-for-profit and for-profit) health organizations. Focusing on management within the Canadian context, the course puts more emphasis on organization and administration at the provincial and health region levels rather than the federal level or the individual health unit or provider.
COURSE CONTENT AND APPROACH
- To understand the organization of the health system in Canada and the provinces in terms of its current configuration as well as its historical development.
- To understand the administration of health care in terms of allocating fiscal resources, managing health human resources, and improving quality, safety and patient-centered care.
- To obtain the skills required for strategic management including developing a strategic implementation and performance plan.