Competency Based Health Management E-Course for Medical Students
Medical students are potential doctors being prepared for the world at large. The focus of their training is often on how to provide clinical services however, knowledge on how to manage the various resources at their disposal in providing this service is most times lacking in their training.
Doctors have an obligation to be effective managers, work cohesively with multidisciplinary teams as health service is homogeneous in nature. They must be knowledgeable in the efficient use of resources, play a role in setting and developing priorities, and take the lead in improving the provision of health care within their practice. To achieve all these, medical doctors must be equipped with sound managerial and leadership skills during their pre-service training.
The focus of this course is to provide the students with the required skills and competences needed by them as Health managers in the early days of their practice as Medical Doctors. The course is not aimed at making them a specialist in Health Manager. However, the very basic knowledge needed to do their work well and achieve their set objectives will be taught.
There will be four Modules in the course namely
Module 1: Skills for Effective Leadership and Management
Module 2: Team Management
Module 3: Conflict Management
Module 4: Ensuring Quality Service Delivery
Target Audience: Final Year Medical Students
Learning Objectives and Outcomes:
The students should know that their assessments in examinations will not preclude the lectures already provided in class. Rather, it will consist primarily of the lectures and materials already provided in class and in addition the materials provided on the e-learning platform.