Economics and Finance Management in Healthcare

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NURS 8632NEF

Course Guide
ECONOMICS AND FINANCE MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE

NURS 8632NEF

Course Guide

ECONOMICS AND FINANCE MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE

Course Start Date
Aut 2024
Course Level
Postgraduate
Length in Terms
1 term
Credits
3
Language
English
Fees ($) (including lab fees)
Future Terms
Quota and Schedule
Course Start Date
Course LevelLength in TermsCredits
Language
Fees ($) (including lab fees)
Future Terms
Aut 2024
Postgraduate1 term3
English

Course Coordinator:

Dr Wendy Zhang Wen, BSc(Nurs), MMed(Nurs) (CSU); PhD (HKU); RN

Course Developer:

Edward SZETO Lok Chun

COMP 4500SED Applied Computing Project is a two-term, six-credit-unit, 4000-level course within the Bachelor of Computing with Honours in Internet Technology (BCITH) programme suite and the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computing and Networking (BSCICNH) programme suite. It is a compulsory course for BCITH and BSCICNH. Students will carry out a non-trivial computing project under supervision.

Mandatory prerequisite(s)

Students are required to have studied courses COMP 3110SED and COMP 3590SED before studying this course.

Aims

This course aims to provide health care professionals with an advanced understanding of the key concepts, methods and applications of economics and financial management related to health care. Students will gain knowledge of the core theories underpinning health economics. This course also aims to stimulate students' critical thinking to manage economic challenges in health care systems and utilisation of healthcare resources. Students are also expected to acquire knowledge on managing a sustainable healthcare organisation by methods and tools in accounting, budgeting and finance management.

Contents

  1. Macroeconomics in healthcare
  2. Microeconomics in healthcare
  3. Key concepts and tools in accounting
  4. Managing healthcare resources
  5. Healthcare financing and payment methods
  6. Health economics evaluations
  7. Prioritisation in healthcare services

Learning support

Lectures, tutorials and seminars

Assessment

Continuous assessment includes a group presentation; examination includes an individual paper.

Electronic submission of assignments is allowed.

Online requirement

Access to OLE

Equipment and Software

A computer with a word-processing software, preferably Microsoft Word, installed.

Software

Students will need access to a computer with the Windows operating system.

Set book(s)

To be included in the course materials

Students with disabilities or special educational needs

Students with serious impairment of sight or manual dexterity may find it difficult to follow this course. Course and supplementary materials are not available on tape. You are encouraged to seek advice from the Course Coordinator before enrolling on this course.