The aim of the Programme is to prepare executives of the health sector, through the acquisition of specialised knowledge and management skills, for the staffing of healthcare units both in public and private sectors, as well as in central and non-central Healthcare.
European Credit Units (ECTS): 120
Teaching Language: Greek
Level of Studies: Postgraduate
Title to be Awarded: Magister Artium (MA)
The programme offers the possibility to acquire knowledge and skills in matters of organisation and management of health services.
Equips its graduates with the appropriate tools, methods and management skills in the health field.
Forms attitudes and perceptions regarding the importance of the appropriate culture that the scientific and professional perspective of health professionals requires.
The programme is addressed to:
- Those who are already working or interested in working in the field of health services and aim to gain specialised knowledge and skills in the field of management and administration.
- Those who aim to develop themselves professionally and operate efficiently and effectively in health units - public and private.
The Open University of Cyprus (OUC), through its participation in the European project "Liaison Offices with the Labour Market", offers to students of all its programmes of study, the optional and free of charge Thematic Unit (i.e. Module) entitled "Industry Placement". This module provides students opportunities for a placement to gain professional experience in their particular field of study, and the hosting institution can be any public or private organisation operating in the Republic of Cyprus.
Each student has the right to participate in this offering once or twice during his / her studies, provided that s/he meets the required conditions.
Request more information by contacting the OUC Liaison Office here.
The minimum requirement for admission to a postgraduate programme is an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. It is desirable that students have some knowledge of the English language since some parts of the Programme's educational material is in English.
The total cost of the fees for this postgraduate programme is 5,400 Euro.
The tuition fees per module are 675 Euro. The cost for the Master Thesis is also 1,350 Euro.
The Programme is structured in eight (8) semester modules, out of which five (5) are compulsory and three (3) may be selected between five (5) elective modules and the Master Thesis, which is optional and corresponds to two Modules.
The first year consists of 4 compulsory modules, which are selected in pairs. The first pair consists of the modules DMY501A, Principles of Management and Health Services Administration and DMY501B, Quantitative Methods for Health Services Managers and the second pair is made up of the modules DMY502A, Health Economics and DMY502B, Research Methods in Health Services.
The fifth compulsory Module DMY603, Financial Management in Health Services is taught in the second year.
Upon successful completion of the compulsory Modules, the student has the right to register for the Master Thesis which he/ she must complete within twelve months after having successfully finished the rest of the Modules.
During the Master Thesis, no assignments are to be handed in and there is no teaching load. In the other Modules, students are required to prepare two papers per Module and, in this way, establish a right to participate in the final exams if they collect half of the required score.