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MASTER OF HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Background to the MHSM

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The Master of Health Systems Management (MHSM) is one of the Masters Programmes recently set up to strengthen human resources in health in the Syrian Arab Republic.  The MHSM programme is a development from the already established Diploma in Health Systems Management.  It is a two year full-time Programme for participants with work experience from a variety of health-related backgrounds.  The Programme provides up-to-date factual information and practical skills necessary to improve professional competence, and supports participants as they become proficient in analysing health problems and appraising critically solutions appropriate to their own context.  Graduates of the Programme acquire a range of knowledge and skills that prepare them for work at senior level in Health Systems Management.

Programme aims

  • to provide graduates with up to date knowledge and analytical and decision-making skills in the field of international health systems management

  • to improve the capacity of Syrian graduates as future health services managers for organising, allocating resources and decision-making, so that the country’s health services can better tackle the priority problems in the health Sector.

  • to provide specific knowledge and skills relevant to Syria and the region.

Career Opportunities
The interdisciplinary nature of the programme reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding required to practice in Health Systems/Hospital Management. The graduates of the programme will be qualified to work in managerial positions in health centres, hospitals, health programmes, regional and national government, and international organisations. The Master Programme also qualifies participants for specialist posts in academic institutions. Graduates will be equipped to pursue higher level academic qualifications such as professional and academic PhD programmes.

Entrance Requirements

Academic Requirements
The Master of Health Systems/Hospital Management Degree Programme is open to university graduates of medicine, dentistry, health-related sciences, social science, economics and other relevant disciplines.
The programme is taught in English.  Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of a proficiency level as defined by CSHS regulations.

Students from the Middle Eastern Region
Regional students may apply to undertake the course. These may include professionals working, for example, in medicine, health promotion, policy development and evaluation, in government or non-governmental organisations and other health-related agencies. The programme is taught in English.  Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of a proficiency level as defined by CSHS regulations.