MDIS, Northumbria University offer MA degree in healthcare management

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2020 17:44

Students at a class at the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS). — VNS/VNA Photo

Singapore’s Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) has announced its co-operation with Northumbria University of the UK to introduce a new master’s degree in healthcare management and public health, aiming at supporting the growing demand of health care professionals.

Both the master of science in healthcare management and master of public health from Northumbria University covers all the main components, including the critical analysis of models and skills of leadership, management, and systems-based collaborative functions in the public health and healthcare context.

In addition to enhancing employability prospects locally and globally, these programmes are designed to offer an opportunity for experienced practitioners and professionals interested in the healthcare sector to focus on practices, policies and the overall drivers and impact on the management of healthcare and public health.

COVID-19 has changed the daily lives of many as every country and industry prepares to enter a “new normal” where people from various backgrounds have to adapt and live with the pandemic. The medical area is no exception and amid the global health crisis, the healthcare industry of Việt Nam will offer fresh opportunities especially in the public health and healthcare management arena.

The economic growth and demographic changes are driving demand for healthcare services throughout Việt Nam, and not just in the two economic centers of Hà Nội and HCM City.

Việt Nam’s ambition to modernise the healthcare system will also generate plenty of business opportunities in the upcoming years and despite uncertainties of the global economy, the demand for upskilling of the workforce in the healthcare industry remains buoyant.

The employment of medical and health service managers is projected to grow significantly and the demand for these professionals to possess skills such as leadership, critical thinking, analytical and critical decision-making skills is necessary for them to take on greater challenges such as planning and directing a large-scale healthcare operation.

Founded in 1956, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two main subsidiaries: the Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd which oversees its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd which focuses on the MDIS globalisation strategy. — VNS

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