This stream provides a foundation for the understanding of health services management by drawing on a wide range of academic disciplines and enables students to develop knowledge, understanding and capability in various scientific methods and fields of study relevant to strategic management. The stream is aimed at health service managers, planners and policy-makers or those who plan a career in these fields from high-, middle- and low-income countries.
Graduates from this stream go on to a range of management positions in ministries of health around the world, the UK National Health Service, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and management consultancies.
By the end of this stream students should be able to demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of the core disciplines of public health, consisting of statistics; epidemiology; health economics; and social research, to real global health problems. In addition, students will be able to:
* Analyse the principles, structure and functions of health systems, including their financial, organisational and policy-making processes and systems
* Critically assess and apply a range of key management concepts and functions in a range of health care settings
* Appreciate the role and contribution of economic theory, organisational theory and approaches to management in the field of health care
* Show competence in critically evaluating and communicating research evidence
* Apply knowledge of effective team-working and communication skills to solve problems and achieve specific goals.
Bachelor of Science
To contribute to the improvement of health worldwide through the pursuit of excellence in research, postgraduate teaching and advanced training in national and international public health and tropical medicine, and through informing policy and practice in these areas.