THE APOLLO UNIVERSITY

P-1. MBA in Hospital and Health Care Management (HHCM)

P-1. MBA in Hospital and Health Care Management (HHCM)

The changes in health sector are driven by three driving forces which are financial resources, human resources and technology. So, the curriculum should focus on these three driving forces of the hospitals. But these three driving forces are not stand-alone forces but they are built on a platform of social milieu of a society of different socio-economic background. Therefore, the curriculum must have a holistic approach of producing hospital administrators who are not only technically sound but also have the leadership capacity to not only meet the challenges of change in the health sector but also to influence the health sector to guide the change in the right direction. This programme curriculum is prepared keeping in mind that The Apollo University would like to produce hospital and healthcare leaders rather than managers and executives. It is proposed that The Apollo University would develop a postgraduate degree programme in hospital and healthcare administration on the management and technical platform and the degree will be called MBA in Hospital and Healthcare Management.

P-1. MBA in Hospital and Health Care Management (HHCM)

  • Course-1: Health Economics (3 credits)
  • Course-2: Research Methodology and Statistics (3credits)
  • Course-3: Management Principles and Organisational Behaviour (3 credits)
  • Course-4: Basics of Accounting and Cost accounting (2 credits)
  • Course-5: Human Resource Management (2 credits)
  • Course-6: Ethics, Governance and Legal Framework (2 credits)
  • Course-7: System Development and Hospital Information Management (2 credits)
  • Course-8: Organisation and Administration of support and utility services (2 credits)
  • Course-9: Organisation and Administration of Clinical and Super Specialty Services (2 credits)
  • Course-10: Financial Management (2 credits)
  • Course-11: Materials Management (2 credits)
  • Course-12: Marketing Management (2 credits)
  • Course-13: Quality Management (2 credits)
  • Course-14: Strategic cost Management (2 credits)
  • Course-15: Business Development Strategies(2credits)
  • Course-16: Hospital Planning and Project Management (2 credits)
  • Course-17: Health Insurance (2 credits)
  • Course-18: Medical Technology Management (2 credits)
Internship

P-1. MBA in Hospital and Health Care Management (HHCM)

The programme has 4 internships, of which first 3 internships are of 6 weeks duration and the last internship is of 8 weeks duration. During these 4 internships, efforts will be made to provide practical training in varied types of hospitals. During the first internship, the student will be placed in a public hospital, where he/she will learn more about the structure and function of different clinical and support service departments in the hospital.

In the second internship, the student will be placed in charitable hospitals. Third internship will be a non- hospital internship, where the student will be placed in varied types of non-hospital settings such as insurance sector, IT sector, community health settings and so on. For the final internship of 8 weeks, the students will be placed in the Apollo Hospital Group across the country to gain practical training in corporate hospitals. The student will have a supervisorcum mentor in the organization he/she is placed. For every internship, the student will maintain a diary and document his activities in detail in a report called internship journal.

Internship

Projects & Evaluation

Evaluation The student is evaluated for theory courses, internship and project. For theory courses, the class teacher has the freedom to decide on the type of evaluation with certain common guidelines. A theory course has 60% classroom examination and the remaining 40% may be evaluated through assignment, seminar and class room discussion. For classroom examination, the faculty member is expected hold a classroom examination of one hour per credit. For example, if the course has 2 credits, the duration of the examination would be 2 hours.

For internship the university supervisor will evaluate the work of the student by having several meetings with him as well as through visit to the hospital. The university supervisor will evaluate the student for 75%, whereas the organization supervisor will evaluate the student for 25%.

The project work will be evaluated by the guide for 75% and the student has to face a viva- voce exam, where an external examiner will question the student about his/her project and evaluate the work for 25%.

Minimum Qualification for P-1. MBA in Hospital and Health Care Management (HHCM)

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline


"Those who have appeared for the final examination and awaiting for the results are also eligible to apply for the programme."