Part-time mode, one module everytime,15 months
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English (translation provided) and Mandarin
8th Cohort, First module start in Jun 2021
China’s on-going healthcare reforms and internationalization bring both opportunities and challenges for the healthcare industry. With increasing marketization and capitalization of this industry, there is increasing need for professional managers with both global vision and local insight. Professional managers in healthcare industry are required to understand the duality of healthcare industry: being both public service-oriented and profit-seeking. Backed by scholars from HKU medical school and the healthcare industry in Hong Kong, the programme is designed to help senior executives in China’s healthcare industry to be successful leaders in a fast-changing and complex healthcare landscape.
With both leading scholars and professional leaders the faculty team, as well as an overseas module through the partnership with Harvard Medical School, the programme equips students with both global vision and local insight which are key for success in today’s economy.
Critical Issues in Senior Management
With a specific focus on the lasted development of healthcare management, the programme will address critical issues that senior management have to deal with (i.e., healthcare innovation, operation management, legal regulation, leadership, crisis management, digitalization, investment and finance), aiming to equip students with essential tools for senior management in healthcare-related institutions.
Global Alumni Network
Students will join a global community with outstanding academia and alumni network across the world. The various alumni events (i.e., seminars, forums, visits, study tours) will not only enable you to broaden your network but also to think and work on a global scale.
Students who completed all required modules and passed all assessments will be awarded the “Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Management”, a postgraduate qualification recognized by countries across the world, which include but not limited to United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland, Australia, Sweden, South Africa, India, Chile, Brazil, Singapore.
This programme is designed for senior management staff from various healthcare related institutions, including but not limited to public and private hospitals, government agencies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, insurance and managed care organizations.
The programme aims to train executives in healthcare organizations with new ideas and concepts for managing modern hospital or healthcare organization. Students will receive systematic and professional training about healthcare management. From a strategic perspective, they have to consider the current problems and challenges in healthcare management. They can also master the knowledge of modern management and leadership skills required for this industry.
On completion of the programme, students should be able to
- Analyze the internal and external environment for the healthcare industry and develop strategies to meet the needs of healthcare reform and social development;
- Establish the vision for healthcare organization, plan and execute its competitive strategic plans;
- Establish an effective management system to allocate and use limited resources to stimulate profitability;
- Use information resources and economics analysis method to improve leadership decision-making;
- Implement quality control for hospital or other healthcare organization and improve crisis management skills;
- Use commercial frontiers knowledge to establish a good relationship with various business partners and the community internally and externally.
- Utilize cutting-edge business knowledge to build good internal and external relationships with business partners, society and public.
Harvard Medical School has designed a custom Executive Education study tour program for HKU SPACE Senior Executive Academy. Students will have a unique opportunity to have in-depth discussions with Harvard Medical School professors as well as leading hospital and business executives. The program will address the latest innovations in critical aspects of healthcare, including new models of care delivery, digital health, genomics, data science, health policy, and healthcare economics. Participants will learn in interactive classroom sessions and field trips to Boston area hospitals and clinics, which may include Harvard - affiliated hospitals such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Boston Children's Hospital. Students will also have the opportunity to learn from leaders of medical institutions and companies outside of Harvard (or independent of Harvard) that are shaping the future of healthcare. A custom curriculum is designed to enable visiting executives to lead their organizations into the future.
(The school reserves the right to make changes in the content, speakers, as well as institutions for site visit.)
The faculty team is composed of leading scholars and business leaders across the world. With extensive experience in both the industry and academia, HCM Faculty team will bring both global and local perspectives for the students.
Prof. Yi Guan
Daniel CK Yu Professor in Virology
Professor: Chair of Emerging Viral Diseases
Cluster Leader (Influenza and Infections of Public Health Significance), Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Prof Geoffrey Lieu
Adjunct Professor at HKU SPACE Senior Executive Academy
Founder and the Chairman Emeritus at the Institute for Health Policy and System Research (IHPSR)
Former Deputy Director at Hong Kong Hospital Authority
Master's degree in Health Administration from Washington University
Dr. Liu Shao-haei
Adjunct Associate Professor at HKU SPACE
President, Hong Kong College of Health Service Executive
Council Member of Management Society of Health Professionals
Former Deputising Director (Quality and Safety), Hospital Authority
Former Chief Manager (Infection, Emergency and Contingency), Hospital Authority
Former Director, Tuen Mun Hospital
Dr. Chi Keung Law
Adjunct Associate Professor at HKU SPACE
Medical Director, Wellman Integrative Medical Centre
Ex-General Manager (Allied Health), Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
Honorary Consultant, Hospital Authority Hong Kong East Cluster, Health Management and Clinical Technology Training Centre
Dr. Pei-Ran Sun
President, Taiwan Nongovernmental Hospital & Clinics Association - Information Development Association
Information Center Deputy Director, China Medical University Hospital
Director, Taiwan Association for Medical Informatics
Dr. Harry Xia
Adjunct Associate Professor at HKU SPACE Senior Executive Academy
Associate Professor, Craig School of Business, Department of Finance and Business Law, California State University, Fresno
Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Management
Students who successfully completed the non-credit bearing module "Residential Workshop", and all the assessment of the 9 credit-bearing modules, will be awarded the certificate “Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Management”.
Minimum Entry Requirements
In order to encourage ICB and SEA alumni to practice the concept of "lifelong learning" and move toward higher career goals, SEA will set up the "ICB and SEA Alumni Lifelong Learning Scholarship" (HK$30,000 for each eligible alumni) to support continuous breakthroughs and excellence, and continue their studies and pursue a series of executive courses offered by SEA in conjunction with the world's top educational institutions such as Cambridge University Business School, Harvard Medical School and KEDGE Business School.
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