Last updated: 13 Aug 2020
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Hospital Administration is the management of the hospital as a business. The administration is made up of medical and health service managers. Hospital Administration ranges in size and duties of the administrator vary with the size and complexity of the hospital.
The hospital administrators will be coordinating between hospital boards and medical staff. They coordinate hospital activities and formulate its overall policies. They are responsible to handle both clinical and administrative tasks in the hospitals and clinics.
Bachelor of Hospital Administration (BHA) is a 3-years full time undergraduate course that is divided into 6-semesters. The BHA course is aimed at preparing healthcare professionals to future leaders who can effectively respond to the dynamic and ever-changing healthcare industry. The course trains the students to perform multiple tasks like evaluation of management, growth and development issues faced by hospital managers.
The course also trains the students on various aspects like review and evaluation services using concepts of organisation and structure, methods of planning and managing, financial material resources, etc in the hospital environments.
The students who have passed their PUC or 10+2 with PCB/CBZ from recognised board are eligible to apply for Bachelor of Hospital Administration (BHA) course.
The students can join the BHA programme by two modes of admission. The first one is merit- based admission and second one is direct admission.
Let’s discuss in detail
There are some reputed colleges that conduct institution-based entrance exams for admission to BHA, such mode of admission is called merit-based admission. Every college has merit seats and these seats are given to deserving candidates based on the entrance exams. The students who qualify institution-based entrance exams are allotted these merit seats. The main reason for entrance exams is to select the serious students from non-serious ones. The fees are also nominal for merit-based admission.
The students have another option for getting admission to BHA, such mode of admission is called direct admission. Under this admission process, the students are given direct admission to desired colleges under management quota. The main advantage of this type of admission is that the students are not required to attend any institution-based entrance exams for getting admissions. Another advantage is that they can choose their desired colleges and book their seats in advance even before the colleges start. The students interested in direct admissions can contact the educational advisory centres for more details.
The students of BHA will be studying the following subjects in their course curriculum of 3- years.
|Sl. No.||Subjects of Study|
|1||Principles of Management|
|3||Fundamentals of Accounting|
|4||Hospital and Health Systems (History & Evolution)|
|5||Hospital Operation Management|
|9||Hospitals Hazards and Disaster Management|
|10||Bio Statistics (Operation Research & Research Methodology)|
|11||Materials Planning and Management|
|12||Epidemiology & Public Health Administration|
|13||Hospital Core Services|
|15||Management information System|
|16||Quality in Health Care|
|17||Human Resource Management|
|18||Hospital Support & Utility Services|
|20||Cost & Management Accounting|
|23||Hospital Related Law|
After the completion of BHA the students can join hospitals and clinics as health administrator executives in hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres. If the students are interested in higher studies, then they can join the MHA course. The BHA students after the completion of their MHA can join as lecturers in various colleges to take up teaching of hospital administration subjects.
Some of the important job roles available after BHA are:
The fresh BHA students will be earning around 3 lakhs to 5 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum. The salaries vary according to the location and recruiters.
Some of the top organisations hiring BHA students are:
The demand for BHA students has been increasing day by day. The increased number of super speciality hospitals has created a lot of job opportunities for BHA students. The last decade saw a surge in demand for skilled BHA students. The increased number of super speciality hospitals was the main driving behind this development. Each of the super specialty hospitals are big and requires a dedicated team of administrators to look after its daily business. The BHA students are the skilled professionals who are trained to handle both clinical and administrative aspects in hospitals and clinics. This created a lot of room for BHA students in the industry.
The BHA students are hired in these teams in large numbers. They are also paid decently and are also given good career opportunities to grow in their careers. The students with interest and passion toward hospital administration can join the BHA programme.