Last updated: 13 Aug 2020
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Hospital Management is a term very broad in scope and may be defined from different aspects. It mainly relates to management of all aspects of a hospital, a coordination of all elements of a hospital. This may range from patient care to record keeping to inventory of medicines and cleanliness.
Hospital Management is emerging as one of the most popular streams among various MBBS and BDS students.
Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) is a 2-year post graduate course that is divided into 4- semesters. The main objective of an MHA course is to prepare the students for higher level careers in health systems such as hospitals, top health consulting firms with specialised skills and unique knowledge to achieve success in today’s healthcare environment. The course trains the students on various aspects of management and helps them to understand how the management skills are applied to healthcare setups to increase productivity.
The students who have completed their MBBS, BDS or B.Sc Nursing with 50% aggregate marks from the recognised university are eligible to apply for MHA course.
The eligible students can take admission to MHA by two modes of admission. The first one is merit-based admission and second one is direct admission.
There are many reputed colleges that conduct entrance exams for MHA course, such mode of admission is called merit-based admission. Each college will have a limited number of merit seats, the students are selected based on their marks and rankings in entrance exams for these seats. The qualified students are allotted merit seats and given admissions. The main motto for institution-based entrance exams is to select the serious candidates from non-serious ones. The fees are also nominal in merit-based admission.
The second mode of admission is direct admission, under this mode the students are given admission to their desired colleges directly under management quota. The advantage of this mode of admission is that the students are not required to appear for any institution-based entrance exams for admissions. The second advantage is that the students can take admission to their desired colleges by booking their seats in advance even before the college starts. The students can get more information about direct admission by contacting the Galaxy Educational Services.
The students of MHA will be studying the following subjects during their course
|Sl. No.||Subjects of Study|
|1||Hospital Environment and Healthcare|
|2||Medical Terminology and Human Physiology|
|3||Economics of Healthcare|
|4||Organisation and Management|
|5||IT for Hospitals|
|6||Quantitative Techniques of Management|
|8||Communicative Skills and Report Writing for Hospitals|
|9||Decision Making Accounting|
|12||Supply Chain Management|
|13||Hospital Engineering and Planning|
|14||Information Systems Management in Hospitals|
|15||Patient Care and Behaviour|
|17||Management of Hospital Operations|
|19||Control Systems for Hospital Management|
|20||Hospital Quality Management|
|22||Legal Matters and Ethical Issues of Hospitals|
|23||Disaster and Risk Management|
|25||Entrepreneurship and Healthcare Consultancy|
With the increase in the competition between government and private hospitals there has been an increase in demand for healthcare administrators. The MHA students can easily find ample job opportunities in various hospitals and polyclinics. The increase in the number of hospitals has also increased the demand for MHA students.
Some of the job roles available for MHA students are:
The fresh MHA students will be earning around 7 lakhs to 9 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 10 lakhs to 15 lakhs per annum.
Some of the top organisations hiring MHA students are:
The demand for the MHA professionals is increasing day by day. With the increase in the number of hospitals more and more jobs are being created in the field of hospital Administration. The demand has increased in the past decade. The hospital field is the most profitable field and continues to stay top of all the other fields when it comes to job markets.
The eligible students who are interested in the roles of managing the hospitals can join the MHA programme to earn a decent salary and can also expect a good career growth in the field.