Higher Certificate in Healthcare Services Management

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This programme is intended for healthcare practitioners and related professionals such as medical practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists and optometrists, as well as non–medical persons interested in pursuing management careers in healthcare services.

NQF Level 5

DISTANCE LEARNING

 SAQA - 79315

Fulfilled By

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WHY study towards a Higher Certificate in Healthcare Services Management?

The Higher Certificate in Healthcare Services Management (HCHSM) is intended for healthcare practitioners and related professionals such as medical practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists and optometrists, as well as non–medical persons interested in pursuing management careers in healthcare services in the private and public sector.

What CAREER PATH's can I choose after completing this QUALIFICATION?

Health Information Manager

Clinical Manager

Assisted Living Administrator
Healthcare Financial Manager
 

Programme STRUCTURE

The programme comprises 6 modules, students attempt three (3) modules per semester.

MODULES

Practice Management
Service Delivery and Quality Management
Healthcare Services Planning and Policy

Principles of Management
Healthcare Services Environment
Health Economics

Course OUTCOMES

Understand and work in the healthcare services environment
Use economic principles to understand, explain and discuss allocation of resources in healthcare services
Apply management principles (general, financial and human resources) in the healthcare services management
Contribute to the management of a health care service practice
Understand, monitor, review and implement quality improvement in this industry
Understand planning and policy making, monitoring, review and implementation in the healthcare services sector

ADMISSION requirements

A National Senior Certificate with a minimum Higher Certificate admission or a relevant NQF4 Qualification or Equivalent