Bachelor Of Health Services Management(4years)


Mode of Study: Mutare Conventional

About the Programme

The health indices of most African countries are among the poorest in the world. In sub-Saharan Africa the health sector is currently experiencing an acute shortage of human resources in all aspects and at all levels of the health care delivery system. Financial and material resources for health promotion, disease prevention and patient care are inadequate or lacking due to the poor state of the economies of the countries, poor planning and resources management. The health sector is one of the least favoured compared to other sectors for allocation of resources by governments within the national development programmes. Until national economies improve, there is a great need for better planning and more efficient management of the less than optimal resources and facilities that are currently available for health services in these resource-limited settings. Efficient management of the available resources should significantly contribute to an improvement of the healthcare delivery system. Priority should therefore be given to the development of human resources who have the requisite expertise to plan, and efficiently manage the facilities and programmes that exist at all levels of the health services. To be effective, the cadre of managers must be given the background that will make them perform effectively. The background must include knowledge of public health and principles of management of resources be it in the public or private sector, financial and human resources management, programme evaluation and the interpretation of findings.

 

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the undergraduate degree programme of Bachelor of Health Services Management, candidates must satisfy the requirements for admission to Africa University.

  1. Five “O” level subjects or equivalent, with no less than credit level passes in English Language, Mathematics and any three of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry, Geography, Statistics, Integrated Science, Computer Studies, Business Studies. Accounts, Commerce
  2. At least two subjects at Advanced Level from recognized examination boards or equivalent qualifications in the following subjects: Biology, Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Accounting, Economics Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, Management of Business

Year One Semester One

  1. HCS 101 Communication Skills I (3)
  2. HSL/HFR/HPO 1 Foreign Languages (3)
  3. HIT 100 Introduction to Information Technology (2)
  4. MMS 103 Introduction to Management (3)
  5. MEC 101 Economic Principles I (3)
  6. SHA 100 Principles of Health Services Accounting (3)
TOTAL 17 CREDIT HOURS

Year One Semester Two

  1. HAS 100 African Studies (3)
  2. TEV 200 Ethics & Christian Values (2)
  3. HSL/HFR/HPO III Language (3)
  4. MEC 102 Economic Principles II (3)
  5. SNS 305 Communication. & Counselling Skills (3)
  6. SNS 301 History of Health Care in Africa (2)
  7. SHS 117Health Promotion & Care of the Vulnerable(3)
TOTAL 19 CREDIT HOURS

Year Two Semester One

  1. MMS 201 Organizational Behaviour(3)
  2. HAS 201 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  3. HPS 140 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  4. SHI 200 Health Informatics (3)
  5. SHS 209 Prevention & Control of Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases (3)
  6. SHS 203 Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3)
TOTAL 18 CREDIT HOURS

Year Two Semester Two

  1. CIS 102 Microcomputer applications (3)
  2. SHS 204 Research Methods & Ethics in Health Care (3)
  3. SHS 210 Environmental and Occupational Health (3)
  4. SHS 208 Family Health (3)
  5. SHA 200 Health Services Organizations (3)
  6. SHA 301 Health Economics & Health Care Financing (3)
TOTAL 18 CREDIT HOURS

Year Three Semester One

  1. MMS 302 Human Resources Management (3)
  2. MAC 302 Accounting Information Systems (3)
  3. MAC 305 Auditing Principles (3)
  4. MMS 306 Management Theory and Practice II (3)
  5. SHA 401 Health Services Management & Administration (3)
  6. SHA 305 Procurement, Logistics and Assets (3)
TOTAL 18 CREDIT HOURS

Year Three Semester Two

  1. SHA 302 Health Programme Development and Evaluation (3)
  2. SHS 406 Health Services Practice I (12)
TOTAL 15 CREDIT HOURS

Year Four Semester One

  1. SHA 405 Research Project Proposal (3)
  2. SHA 407 Health Services Practice II (12)
TOTAL 15 CREDIT HOURS

Year Three Semester Two

  1. MAC 306 Government Accounting (3)
  2. CIS 202 Programming I (3)
  3. CIS 301 Database Systems (3)
  4. CIS 403 Web Application Development (3)
  5. SHA 404 Project Report (ALL STUDENTS) (3)
TOTAL 15 CREDIT HOURS
GRAND TOTAL 135 CREDIT HOURS

Health Services Managers or Administrators

Programme Co-ordinators

Programme Managers