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Master Program

§Master Degree International Program Curriculum Attendance Provision§

 

Master Program in Healthcare Administration

Category

Course Title

Year of the Program

Semester

Credits

University Required Credits(6)

Master’s Thesis

2 nd

1 st

3

Master’s Thesis

2 nd

2 nd

3

Program  Required Credits(8)

Health Care System

1 st

1 st or 2 nd

2

Health Services Research Methods

1 st

1 st or 2 nd

2

Methods in Applied Statistics

1 st

1 st or 2 nd

2

Theories of Organization and Management

1 st

1 st or 2 nd

2

Program Elective Credits(16)

Health Insurance

1 st

1 st or 2 nd

2

Healthcare Quality Management

1 st

1 st or 2 nd

2

Health Statistics

1 st

1 st or 2 nd

2

Thesis Seminar

2 nd

1 st or 2 nd

2

Healthcare Marketing

2 nd

1 st or 2 nd

2

Health Policy

2 nd

1 st or 2 nd

2

Epidemiology

2 nd

1 st or 2 nd

2

Long-term Care

2 nd

1 st or 2 nd

2

Health Education and Health Promotion

2 nd

1 st or 2 nd

2

Health Informatics

2 nd

1 st or 2 nd

2

Note :

1. Graduation requirement: 34credits (including 20 credits of Required Courses and 14 credits of Elective Courses)

2. Taiwanese students, who want to join English-taught program, shall meet one of the language requirements, indicated below:

   TOEIC-650 / TOEFL-500(paper-based)/ GEPT-Intermediate Level/Equivalent test score of other English proficiency tests.

3. Elective courses open once every 2 years.

 

Course Description

Course Title

Course description

Healthcare System

The aim of this course is to teach students to:

1. Understand the macro-structure of health care system

2. Learn how societies “distribute” and “produce” health care services

3. Study the determinants of health system performance

4. Be familiar with the health care system of major countries

Theories of Organization and Management

This course examines theories of organization and management, with an emphasis on the application of these theories to healthcare organizations. The course aims to acquaint students with the historical development of organization/management theory, drawing on the disciplines of sociology, psychology, organizational behavior, political science, and health economics. Major theoretical perspectives (including open and closed, and rational and natural system perspectives) are discussed.

Methods in Applied Statistics

In this course, students will learn the concepts of numerical summary measures, probability, theoretical probability distributions, sampling distribution of the mean, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, comparison of two means, nonparametric methods, analysis of variance, contingency table, multiple 2x2 contingency tables, correlation, simple linear regression, and multiple linear regression.

Healthcare Quality Management

This course will help students measure, understand, and improve the application of healthcare quality management in healthcare organization by integrating essential methods and principles of healthcare.

Thesis Seminar

This course is a combined lecture-seminar session on the social, economic, and policy aspects of health services. Students are expected to have thoroughly read the material assigned each week and participate in class discussion. In addition, students are required to choose two topics and lead their own class discussions.

Students are required to write a research proposal on a topic of their choice in areas related their thesis. The paper should review relevant literature, discuss debates or issues, come to a conclusion about the state of our knowledge in the area, and suggest possible avenues for future research. Students will be asked to present to the class an overview of their paper.

Health Services Research Methods

The content of this basic research course is as follows:

A. Introduction:

1) What is research? 2) Conceptualization of health services research. 3) Reviewing the literature. 4) Conceptualization of research design

B. Modes of observation:

5) Qualitative research. 6) Experiments. 7) Survey research. 8) Evaluation research. 9) The logic of sampling. 10) Collecting data and using attitudinal scales

C. Data analysis:

11) Qualitative data analysis. 12) Quantitative data analysis. 13) Reading and writing social research.

Health Informatics

This course covers the fundamental concepts and activities of information technology as applied to healthcare. Topics include the main applications of information technology in the health services field, including: electronic health records, information retrieval, telemedicine, decision theory and decision support, human-computer interfaces, consumer health informatics, e-Health, and personal health records.

Health Insurance

This course deals with the financing and reimbursement functions associated with health insurance system. Primary attention is directed towards the economic purpose, structure, operation, and performance of the national health insurance industry. The goals are to make you more aware about how the health insurance industry fits into the overall health care system; provide you with various concepts and principles relating to the administration of health insurance and the functioning of the health insurance industry. In that context, managed care techniques, benefit package designs including consumer directed health plans, and cost sharing mechanisms are discussed.

Health Policy

The goal of this course is to help students understand the best policy options available to them in the coming years, including:

1. Assessing the burden of disease

2. Allocating public and (private) health expenditures

3. Ensuring equity and access to healthcare

4. Improving health behaviors of individuals and providers

5. Implementing healthcare policies

Epidemiology

This course provides an intensive introduction to epidemiology in concepts, methodology, and study designs. The sessions will feature seminar presentations and discussions on current topics from relative papers and case studies.

Long-term Care

This course provides an opportunity for students to review and critique current literature in long-term care system research in relation to the critical system changes that are occurring in the health sector worldwide. A series of observations and papers will be used to identify sources of revenue for the health settings (including hospitals, worksites, communities, and schools). By the end of the course, students should have acquired the requisite analytical skills for evaluating and making recommendations on how countries can reform their health settings.

Health Education and Health Promotion

The course is designed to enhance students’ skills in assessing educational needs, developing an educational program for intervention, and evaluating the effect of the program for a specific population.